2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog
David L. McKenna Hall
Ross E. Stewart, Contact Person
FACULTY: Bruce Baker, Denise Daniels, Jon Deming, Doug Downing, Al Erisman, Vicki Eveland, Randy Franz, Dan Hess, Gary Karns, Bill Kauppila, Herb Kierulff, Ryan LaBrie, Grant Learned, Don Lee, Geri Mason, Joanna Poznanska, Jim Rand, Kim Sawers, Regina Schlee, Rainer Seitz, Gerhard Steinke, Ross Stewart, Jeff Van Duzer, Kenman Wong
Accounting Faculty: William Kauppila, Kim Sawers, Ross Stewart
For a complete overview of degree requirements in the School of Business and Economics, visit the School of Business and Economics main page in this Undergraduate Catalog.
Graduates with majors in Accounting have careers in private industry, not-for-profit organizations, and in public accounting. The program balances sound theoretical foundations with relevant applications. This provides the necessary current knowledge for the student to launch a career, and it also prepares the student to respond to the changing future environment and needs for accounting information.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take both the certified public accountant (CPA) and the certified management accountant (CMA) examinations.
Requirements for the Major
Students who plan to obtain any of the professional designations such as certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), or certified internal auditor (CIA) should contact an accounting faculty member for advising.
Students who plan to take the CPA exam must have completed 225 quarter hours (equivalent to five years) of college coursework. Students may meet this requirement by earning a second bachelor’s degree, or by taking 45 additional undergraduate credits (which may be in any discipline and do not necessarily lead to a degree).
However, CPA-bound students are encouraged to apply for admission to a graduate program in the School of Business and Economics, either the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM). Students interested in this program should do the following:
Note: ACCT 3353 Advanced Accounting is strongly recommended for students intending to take the CPA exam.
In addition to the curricular requirements for the major, students must also attend the New Majors Orientation, and fulfill both a writing and a computer competency requirement before graduation.
New Majors Orientation
Newly admitted students will be welcomed to the SBE community at an orientation evening held in early spring. The orientation will include information on the SBE mission and practical tips on succeeding in SBE majors. All newly admitted majors are required to attend this event.
Writing Competency Requirement
Computer Competency Requirement
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2012-13 Time Schedule.