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  • Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government 

    The Accounting Program

    As evidenced by the strong demand in recent years for SVC accounting graduates, the marketplace has clearly seen the value of an accounting degree. An undergraduate major in accounting offers a student not only the specific skills needed to begin a career in accounting, but also provides a broad overview of all areas of a business enterprise.

    Distinctive features of the McKenna School Accounting Major

    1. Rankings: The McKenna business seniors score exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business field test. In accounting, McKenna School students scored in the top 4.7-9.6% in 2008, 2009 and 2011 compared to 622 accredited business schools.
       
    2. Students can supplement their studies with several clubs on campus: Women in Business, the Accounting Club, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Finance Club, the Operational Excellence Club and Delta Mu Delta, the national Greek honor society for business majors.
    3. Attributable to our ACBSP accreditation, students receive in depth knowledge in 12 business core competency areas: Accounting, Management, Business Ethics, Marketing, Information Systems, Business Finance, the Legal Environment of Business, Statistics, Business Policies, Economics, Quantitative Skills, and Global Dimensions in Business. 
    4. Small class size and your advisor will be an accounting professor.  
    5. For those students pursuing a CPA, the classes chosen beyond those required must be carefully selected. Your advisor will guide you in your selection of courses to optimize your performance on the CPA exam and to take into account the 150 credit requirement of the State of Pennsylvania. 
    • Prepares students for positions in public accounting, industry, government or other accounting-related positions;
    • Prepares interested students for graduate study in business;
    • Prepares students for further study leading to professional certification as a certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), and other professional certifications.

    All Accounting majors must take College and Business Core Classes.

    College Core (48 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshmen year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level) - 3 credits
    History (200 Level) - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 credits
    Natural Science with lab (see Bulletin) - 4 credits
    Natural Science with lab (see Bulletin) - 4 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshmen year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit    

    Business Core (43 credits)
    BA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 170* Organizational Behavior (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 220 Principles of Marketing (2nd semester freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 351 Statistics II (sophomore year) - 3 credits or
       EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
    MA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits

    *Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Mathematics and Social Sciences. 

    Accounting Major Requirements (27 credits)**
    BA 101 Financial Accounting II (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 200 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 credits
    BA 201 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 credits
    BA 300 Cost Accounting I - 3 credits
    BA 310 Taxes I - 3 credits
    BA 405 Auditing - 3 credits
    BA 470 International Accounting - 3 credits

    Choose two courses from the following:
    BA 301 Cost Accounting II - 3 credits
    BA 311 Taxes II - 3 credits
    BA 325 Analysis of Financial Statements - 3 credits
    BA 400 Advanced Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 406 Forensics Auditing - 3 credits
    BA 420 Accounting Information Systems - 3 credits
    BA 440 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting - 3 credits

    Additional courses
    BA 304 SAP Financial and Accounting Applications - 2 credits
    BA 312 Tax Lab - 1 credit

    ** Total credits required for the Business Administration Accounting major is 70 credits. After completing this major and the college core, you will have 6 credits for electives. 

    Accounting Minor: Required Courses 
    BA 100 Financial Accounting I - 3 credits 
    BA 101 Financial Accounting II - 3 credits
    BA 200 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 credits 
    BA 201 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 credits 

    In addition to the above, choose any two of the following:
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits or
         BA 300 Cost Accounting I - 3 credits
    BA 301 Cost Accounting II - 3 credits 
    BA 310 Taxes I - 3 credits 
    BA 311 Taxes II - 3 credits
    BA 325 Analysis of Financial Statements (Corporate Finance majors may not count this course) - 3 credits 
    BA 400 Advanced Accounting - 3 credits 
    BA 405 Auditing - 3 credits 
    BA 406 Forensics Auditing - 3 credits 
    BA 420 Accounting Information Systems - 3 credits 
    BA 440 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 470 International Accounting - 3 credits
     

    Business Portfolio Must Be Completed Before Graduation  

    Work to be included:

    • Business Ethics Paper written in BA 170 (First Year)
    • Updated Business Ethics Paper written in BA 305
    • Resume (Completed first year and updated each year.)
    • Experiential Project defined by major -- at least one
    • Information Systems Analysis Project
    • Oral Presentation from 300 level business class or above
    • Term paper written in 300 level business class or above
    • Optional: Professional Thesis