Educational Objectives of Accounting Majors

An accounting graduate will be able to

  1. demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas of accounting: financial and managerial reporting, taxation, information systems, and auditing;
  2. explain ethical and legal responsibilities of an accounting professional;
  3. apply computer technology skills in an accounting context;
  4. apply and perform research techniques in an accounting context.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Embedded test items;
  2. A common rating instrument to evaluate written and oral communication skills (including use of presentation software);
  3. Case studies to evaluate critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  4. Application-based testing of spreadsheets, accounting databases, research skills, and accounting general ledger software.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Introduction to Business
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
and The Environment of Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Senior College Curriculum 60
Required Senior College Core 2
BUSA 2100Applied Business Statistics3
BUSA 3100Business Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
International Option3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
Multinational Corporate Finance
Introduction to International Business
International Management
International Marketing
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
Required Accounting Core 2
ACCT 3201Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3202Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3400Internal Reporting I3
ACCT 4410Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 4500Individual Income Tax3
ACCT 4800Auditing3
BUSA 3110Business Law3
Accounting Electives 26
Select two of the following:
Introduction to Fraud Examination
Intermediate Accounting III
Forensic Accounting
Internal Auditing
Internal Reporting II
Accounting Internship
Business Electives 26
Any two 3000- or 4000-level business courses not taken above
General Electives 36
Electives may be business or non-business courses
Total hours required for the degree120
1

 If ECON 2105 is taken in Area E, the grade must be a "C" or better.

2

The grade in each of these courses must be a “C” or better.

3

 If PERS 2799 Personal Finance is not taken in Area B, it must be taken as a general elective.
If ECON 2105 is not taken in Area E, it must be taken as a general elective, and the grade must be a "C" or better.