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Dr. Gary M. Quinlivan, DeanAlex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and GovernmentPhone: 724-537-4597
Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
As evidenced by the strong demand in recent years for SVC accounting graduates, the marketplace has clearly seen the value of a degree in accounting. An undergraduate curriculum 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
May 2012 Graduates, early data: Median Starting Salary is $45,250.
Business Core (43 credits) CreditsBA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 104* Introduction to Management (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 creditsBA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 creditsBA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 351 Statistics II (sophomore year) - 3 credits or EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 creditsBA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 creditsEC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsEC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 creditsPS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 creditsMA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits
Accounting Major Requirements (27 credits) BA 102 Financial Accounting II (freshman year) - 3 creditsBA 200 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 creditsBA 201 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 creditsBA 300 Cost Accounting I - 3 creditsBA 310 Taxes I - 3 creditsBA 405 Auditing - 3 creditsBA 470 International Accounting - 3 creditsChoose two courses from the following (6 credits): BA 301 Cost Accounting II BA 311 Taxes II BA 325 Analysis of Financial Statements BA 400 Advanced Accounting BA 406 Forensics Auditing BA 440 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
* 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.
** Total credits required for the Business Administration Accounting major is 70 credits. After completing this major and the college core, you will have 7 credits for electives.
Accounting Minor: Required courses (4) BA 100 Financial Accounting I - 3 credits BA 101 Financial Accounting II - 3 creditsBA 200 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 creditsBA 210 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 credits
In addition to the above, choose any two of the following: BA 150 Managerial Accounting or BA 300 Cost Accounting I - 3 creditsBA 301 Cost Accounting II - 3 credits BA 310 Taxes I - 3 credits BA 311 Taxes II - 3 credits BA 325 Analysis of Financial Statements - 3 credits BA 400 Advanced Accounting - 3 creditsBA 405 Auditing I - 3 credits BA 406 Forensics Auditing - 3 creditsBA 470 International Accounting - 3 credits