University of Montana 1999-2000 Catalog
Department of Accounting and Finance

Bruce P. Budge, Chairman

Accounting Option

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

Required: Credits

ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 321 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 411-Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 431 Income Tax 3
ACCT 441 Auditing 3
ACCT 451 Non-Profit Accounting 3

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.

Required: Credits

*FIN 228 Personal Financial Planning and Investment 3
FIN 420 Investments 3
FIN 424 Financial Markets 3
FIN 429 Financial Management I Theory and Analysis 3
FIN 439 Financial Management II Analysis and Problems 3
Plus one (1) of the following:  
FIN 301 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 321 Cost Accounting 3

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.

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