Accounting Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Accounting Major Courses

ACCT101 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credits)
Nature and purpose of accounting; basic accounting concepts and procedures, double entry bookkeeping, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data; balance sheets and income statements. (Offered every semester.)
BUSN101 Business Management (3 Credits)
A survey of business intended to give the student a general knowledge of the modern business world, provide a basis for choosing a field of specialization, and acquaint him or her with numerous business areas. (Offered every semester.)
CIST105 Computer Fundamentals (3 Credits)
Learn basic through advanced computer concepts with an emphasis on both the personal computer and enterprise computing. Topics include hardware, application and system software, the internet and world wide web, communications, e-commerce, societal issues, high tech ethics, database managment, information systems, carrer opportunities, and technology trends. (Offered every semester.)
MATH113 Intuitive Calculus (3 Credits)
An intuitive introduction for non-majors to the basic concepts of calculus. Topics include techniques of differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Applications to business and biology are stressed. Prerequisite: Three years of high school courses in algebra and geometry, or MTH 111 or 106. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ACCT201 Principles of Accounting II (3 Credits)
Intermediate level course with emphasis on how accounting information can be interpreted and used as a tool of management in planning and controlling business activities of the firm. Prerequisite: ACCT101. (Offered spring semester)
ECON201 Principles of Economics I (3 Credits)
The beginning of the one-year economics principles course, emphasizing profit maximizing for the firm, how government regulation affects business, and growth/environment questions. Moderate emphasis on mathematical analysis.
ECON202 Principles of Economics II (3 Credits)
For second year business students, emphasizing economic principles, national income, employment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
BUSN222 Business Law (3 Credits)
A study of contracts, torts, agency, bailments, and property with emphasis on the social forces that have and will affect our legal rights and duties. (Offered fall semester.)
BUSN301 Professional Communication (3 Credits)
This applied skills course is intended for people going into professional, rather than academic, post-graduate work. It applies those skills learned in foundational courses to specific professional situations such as proposal writing, staff briefings, and charting of financial information. Prerequisite: ENG 105 and COM 101 or their equivalents, plus junior or senior status. (Offered every semester)
ACCT312 Cost Accounting (3 Credits)
Cost accounting fundamentals and cost accounting systems for management control will be covered. Emphasis will be on decision making for planning and control, and product costing for inventory valuation and income determination. Prerequisite: ACCT201. (Offered fall semester of even calendar years.)
ACCT314 Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credits)
Reviews accounting theory and the application of that theory to the preparation of accounting statements. Examines the four primary financial statements-income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and statement of retained earnings. Prerequisite: ACCT101. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credits)
A continuation of the study of financial information for the purpose of preparing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This course deals with accounting issues related to the proper accounting treatments of balance sheet assets and liabilities. Prerequisite: ACCT314. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)
ACCT317 Income Tax Theory (3 Credits)
Study of federal personal and corporate income tax, state income tax issues, U.S. tax structure, and the applicaiton of tax laws to specific situations. Students will gain knowledge of individual tax laws, forms, and tables.
ACCT318 Auditing (3 Credits)
A study of the standards and procedures used in examining financial statements and supporting records. Emphasis on the evaluation of internal control. Also covered are the auditor's responsibilities to clients and third parties, and the ethical framework in which he/she operates. Prerequisite: ACCT201. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
ACCT319 Tax Applications (2 Credits)
This course will provide the student with substantial experience in preparing federal tax returns. The number of credits for this course is variable; however, for each credit, the student is expected to spend 40 hours preparing income tax forms for others. This will be done primarily during evenings and weekends. Tax forms may be prepared through the Greenville College Tax Assistance Program (GC-TAP), the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program (St. Louis-TAP), or the Bond County Senior Citizens Center. Because of the relatively limited number of people in Bond County who will utilize this service, the student must expect to spend some Saturdays in St. Louis preparing tax returns. Prerequisite: ACCT317. (Offered spring semester.)
ACCT320 Accounting Research and Analysis (2 Credits)
This course will discuss and develop research skills through lecture and discussion. Students will be responsible for conducting two accounting or tax research projects. This course should be taken concurrently with ACCT 315 or 318. Prerequisite: ACCT 317. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)
FINA341 Corporate Finance (3 Credits)
Introduces the student to corporate financial management throught the study of financial systems, techniques of financial analysis and working capital decisions, financial forecasting, financing current assets, capital budgeting, the cost of capital and the target capital structure quantity, statistical decision making, and financial techniques. Prereq: ACCT 201, ECON 202.
BUSN360 Professional Leaders/Ethics/Develop (3 Credits)
This course examines how national and local managers explain the development of their careers with a particular emphasis on leadership development, ethics, and the integration of faith in their management practice. These, together with the course material and group projects, help students develop appropriate career skills. In addition to the weekly speaker summaries, students write a business case study, make microfinance loans to overseas entrepreneurs, and develop individual career plans, resumes, and job search skills. Prerequisite: MGT 101.
ACCT405 Accounting Practicum (4 Credits)
BUSN409 Business: Our Ethical Calling (2 Credits)
A capstone course for all business majors, involving independent and group work in selected areas, guest speakers, a research project, and discussion as an essential learning activity. Emphases include business ethics, entrepreneurship as a calling, and development of a career and lifestyle philosophy. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: Senior status. (Offered every semester.)
Choose PSYC202/SOCI202 (Courses Required: 1)
PSYC202 Statistics (3 Credits)
Course content focuses upon basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, correlation and regression analysis, and various tests of significance using both parametric and nonparametric procedures. Cross listed with SOCI and SCWK 202. Meets quantitative reasoning requirement. (Offered every semester.)
SOCI202 Statistics (3 Credits)
A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, including measures of association, correlation, linear relationship, and means tests. This course includes an introduction to multivariate statistics and non-parametrics. Cross listed with PSYC and SCWK 202. Meets Quantitative Reasoning requirement. (Offered every semester.)

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