|Department of Accounting and
Bruce P. Budge, Chairman
The accounting curriculum is designed to serve the needs of all undergraduate students intending careers in industrial or institutional accounting. Option is placed on concepts rather than tools or techniques, with the needs of the future, not the present, in mind. A minimum basic curriculum has been structured for those students who plan to pursue accounting in private industry, in government, or in quasi-public institutions.
The baccalaureate degree in business administration with an option in accounting is designed to prepare students for an accounting career that does not require a C.P.A. Preparation for the C.P.A. requires an additional year of graduate study leading to the Master of Accountancy degree.
Basic Requirements for Accounting Option
Financial Management Option
The financial management curriculum is designed to equip students with a comprehensive foundation in financial management, financial markets and investments. Students will gain competence in effective decision making, performing complex analyses, providing expert financial advice and utilizing current technology tools and data sources.
Basic Requirements for Financial Management Option
All students must fill out a plan of study during their sophomore year or the first semester of their junior year. The plan of study is available from a finance faculty advisor and must be completed and signed by the faculty advisor. Failure to implement and adhere to a program of study may delay graduation.
In addition to the above required courses, financial management option students must take three (3) courses at the 300- or 400-level from a career track selected in consultation with their advisor and incorporated into their program of study. Suggested career tracks include Banking/Investment, Financial Planning/Services, Accounting/Corporate, Economics, Information Sciences, and International Finance. Details are available from advisors.
*FIN 228 will normally be taken before BADM 322. It may be taken concurrently with BADM 322. No student may receive University credit for FIN 228 after BADM 322 is taken. Students who transfer to the University with credit for BADM 322 will not take FIN 228.