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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Accounting Concentration BS


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The four-year program in general business with a concentration in accounting is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the field. A broad-based general education precedes an extensive education in accounting, providing the successful graduate with the necessary tools for a career in accounting or graduate studies.

The accounting program has a core of accounting and non accounting courses. Students choose—in consultation with their advisors–electives that support the achievement of their professional and personal goals.

Careers in Accounting

Careers in accounting span the entire spectrum of human activity. Accountants are employed in private industry, small businesses, hospitals, government agencies and subdivisions, social organizations, and many other areas. Some accountants provide service to the public on a fee basis as professionals.

Additional information on accounting careers, including job descriptions, and salaries, may be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm

The Internal Accountant

All complex organizations need the expertise of accountants, who are responsible for providing information to management for decision-making purposes; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws (including tax reporting); and evaluating the financial effects of management’s decisions. These functions become highly specialized in the large complex corporate environment. Many accountants also work for federal government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or the General Accounting Office. Others work in state and local government agencies. Accountants are employed in highly responsible positions in schools, hospitals, and medium-sized businesses. Many individuals have advanced to positions of chief financial officer (CFO) or chief executive officer (CEO) of large organizations.

Professional Certification

Accountants may improve their career prospects by obtaining one or more professional certifications.  The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the most well-known and prestigious certification. Other professional accounting certifications include, but are not limited to, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).  Accounting professionals with certifications typically earn more money, and receive promotions more quickly.  College graduates who have successfully completed an accounting certification exam often have an advantage in obtaining entry-level employment in accounting.

Most accounting certifications require that the candidate pass a rigorous comprehensive examination, have completed a post-secondary program of study and/or have relevant work experience.  For example, all CPA candidates must have passed the comprehensive two-day Uniform CPA Examination.  In addition, they must meet the academic, work experience and other requirements established by their respective states or political jurisdictions.  For example, Ohio’s requirements may be found at the Ohio State Board of Accountancy http://acc.ohio.gov/. URLs for other states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands may be found at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy http://www.nasba.org/stateboards/.

If you plan on obtaining a professional designation, consider consulting your academic accounting advisor for assistance.

The curriculum at Shawnee State University is designed to provide the maximum flexibility in achieving your educational and career objectives, recognizing that they may change during your period of study. You may obtain an associate’s degree and gain employment as an “accounting technician” while continuing study toward a baccalaureate degree with a concentration in accounting. The associate degree is transferable into the baccalaureate program with no loss of credits.

 

Suggested Course Sequence


First Year Fall Term 

·         ENGL 1101      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (A) OR

          ENGL 1102      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (B)

·         BUAC 1010      ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 1

·         BUIS   1010      COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

·         GEN ELEC       MATH 1200 (RECOMMENDED)

·         SOCI   1101      INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY OR

          SOSC 1110      FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15-18


First Year Spring Term 

·         ENGL 1105      COMPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION

·         BUAC 1020      ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II

·         BULW 2700      LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

·         GEN ELEC       GENERAL ELECTIVE

·         BUOA 1150      SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS OR

          BUOA 1170      DATABASE APPLICATIONS OR

          BUOA 1140      WORD PROCESSING OR

          BUIS   2100      INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16


Second Year Fall Term 

·         ECON 2201      PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

·         BUAC 2210      COST ACCOUNTING

·         BUAC 2310      INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

·         MATH 1800      BUSINESS STATISTICS

·         NTSC  1110      SCIENTIFIC REASONING/METHODOLOGY

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 18


Second Year Spring Term 

·         BUAC 3320      INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 2

·         BUAC 3150      TAXATION I

·         MATH 1700      APPLIED FINITE MATH

·         GEP                NATURAL SCIENCES

·         GEP                WESTERN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 17


Third Year Fall Term 

·         ECON 2202      PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

·         BUAC 3360      SYSTEMS ACCOUNTING

·         BUMG 3550      QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF BUSINESS

·         BUMG 3100      MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

·         GEP                 NON-WESTERN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15 


Third Year Spring Term

·         BUMG 3850      PRODUCTIONS/OPERATIONS MGT.

·         PHIL    3320      ETHICS IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE LIFE (or PHIL 2320)

·         BUMK 3100      MARKETING PRINCIPLES

·         BUAC 4850      AUDITING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

·         BUMG 2900     PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15


Fourth Year Fall Term 

·         BUFI    3450      MANAGEMENT FINANCE

·         BUMG 4850      BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY

·         BUAC XXXX      UPPER LEVEL ACCOUNTING ELECTIVE

·         GEN   ELEC     GENERAL ELECTIVE

·         GEP                 FINE ARTS

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15


Fourth Year Spring Term

·         IDST    4490      SENIOR SEMINAR

·         BUXX               BUSINESS ELECTIVE

·         BUAC XXXX      UPPER LEVEL ACCOUNTING ELECTIVE

·         BUXX               BUSINESS ELECTIVE 

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 12


Total Credit Hours Required - 120


 

 

 

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 31 Hours

The GEP Quantitative Reasoning component is satisfied in the required nonbusiness courses. PHIL 3320 is required for accounting majors.

 
Required Nonbusiness Courses 14 Hours
Business Core Courses 38 Hours
Other Required Business Courses 6 Hours
Accounting Core Requirements 14 Hours
Upper Divison Accounting Electives 12 Hours
Other Electives (5 hrs required, 15 hrs recommended) 5 Hours
   
Total Hours Recommended 130 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

Other Required Business Courses (6 Hours)


 BUXX XXXX   Business Elective     3
 BUXX XXXX   Business Elective     3

Upper Division Accounting Electives (12 Hours)


Choose a minimum of four courses from below:   (CPA candidates should consult their state board of accountancy in selecting electives.  Specific electives may be required to sit for the CPA examination.)

Other Electives (5 Hours)


5 hrs required.  15 hrs recommended

Special Note:


Ohio (and most states) requires at least 150 credit hours in order to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. The minimum hours required for the BSBA degree with a concentration in accounting from Shawnee State is below this requirement, however, the student may complete the additional hours at Shawnee State to meet the state requirement. the student may wish to consult with his or her academic accounting advisor for assistance in meeting this requirement.

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