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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting - Major

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The Accounting Program is part of the Nazareth School of Management.  Entering freshman will have the option to pursue a BS in Accounting or the joint BS/MS degree.  Completion of the joint BS/MS will satisfy the 150 credit hour requirements to sit for the New York State C.P.A. exam effective August 1, 2009. 

Students completing the Accounting major will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as an active member of the profession.  Successful completion of the accounting program will allow you to:

  • Meet the current academic requirements needed to sit for the New York State C.P.A. exam.  Requirements will change effective August 1, 2009.*
  • Acquire knowledge from the areas of economics, finance, management, marketing, ethics, technology and global issues
  • Develop skills in the areas of communication (oral or written), critical thinking, analysis and teamwork
  • Learn to use sound professional judgment to resolve problems in an analytical and ethical manner
  • Prepare to serve the public interest by providing fair and impartial information

Students completing the accounting degree are qualified to work in the fields of public, private and not-for-profit accounting.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2012. An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth.

The growth of international business also has led to more demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and accounting rules, as well as to international mergers and acquisitions. These trends should create more jobs for accountants and auditors.

Accounting Senior Experience

ACT 447 - Auditing provides the Senior experience for the majors. In this course students will complete projects and/or submit papers which will give them the opportunity to make connections between the knowledge and insights gained from the Perspectives I and II courses and those courses within the major.

Sample Program for Accounting

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6
  • Science and Laboratory Credits: 4
As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
As well as:

Senior Year

  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Business Electives Credits: 6
  • Non-Business Electives Credits: 15
As well as:

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