The concentration in accounting is designed to give training in the fundamentals of accounting as a necessary skill for the understanding of business. It provides a sequence of specialized instruction in accounting theory, financial reporting requirements, cost measurement issues, budgetary control, auditing, taxes and systems that helps the student to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and the Certified Internal Auditor examinations and prepare for managerial positions in internal accounting, auditing and controllership, or for graduate study.
Individuals who wish to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey must complete 150 college credit hours. Those concentrating in accounting can obtain the necessary requirements by enrolling in the combined Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Professional Accounting Program. Students who wish to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in the state of New York should take one additional 3-credit accounting elective course. Students with questions are encouraged to see the Accounting Department Chair.
A student concentrating in the area of accounting must earn a grade of C- or better in both BACC 2103 and BACC 2104 and must complete the following courses with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination
Applicants for examination for a New Jersey Certificate as a CPA should contact CPA Examination Services at 1-800-CPAEXAM or refer to information posted at www.nasba.org/nasbaweb. nsf/exam Information on requirements for admission to practice in New York state as a CPA may be obtained from the New York State Education Department, Albany, New York or at www.op.nysed.gov/cpa.htm
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Examination
The CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) Examination is given twice a year, in May and November. The CIA designation acknowledges a professional level of competence in internal auditing. Requirements for certification include passing the 14- hour examination, a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college-level institution, and two years of internal audit (or equivalent) work experience. Full-time students are eligible to register for the CIA program at reduced rates and may take the exam before completing their baccalaureate degrees and required experience. Education and work experience requirements are verified before certification is awarded. Information on the CIA Examination is available from The Institute of Internal Auditors, 249 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701-4201, (407) 937-1100 or at www.theiia.org
All students must satisfactorily complete liberal arts courses, both required and elective, business core courses, the requirements of their concentration and sufficient free electives to total 121 credits.
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Concentration Requirements (24 credits)
| BACC 3110-3111
|| Intermediate Accounting I-II
| BACC 3115
|| Cost Accounting
| BACC 3117
|| Federal Income Tax Accounting
| BACC 3119
| BACC 4101
|| Enterprise-Wide Accounting
Information Systems I
| BACC 4102
|| Enterprise-Wide Accounting
Information Systems II
| BACC 4113
|| Advanced Accounting
Please note: Students who wish to qualify to take the Uniform CPA Examination in either New Jersey or New York must:
(1) meet specific course requirements determined by the state,
(2) earn a baccalaureate degree. The specific course requirements set by the State of New Jersey are met by fulfilling the requirements of the Accounting concentration. Students who wish to satisfy the specific course requirements set by the State of New York must take three additional credits (of their 4 general elective credits) from courses offered by the Department of Accounting and Taxation. Regardless of whether they wish to qualify under New Jersey or New York requirements, all students must complete a total of 150 credit hours in order to become licensed as a CPA.