Accounting

Description

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is one of the oldest and most respected accounting programs in the United States. Our majors work with the newest information systems technology, receive a broad liberal arts foundation, and an intensive education in the business and accounting disciplines. They develop communications, problem-solving and interpersonal skills and master the knowledge and skills demanded by employers. Accountants provide vital functions by offering a wide array of business and accounting services to their clients. Our internship program enhances an accounting major’s chances of success. Graduates of the master programs should be well prepared to sit for professional examinations in accounting such as the CPA and CMA exam.

Interests and Skills

Accounting is a great major for students seeking a challenging career with unlimited opportunities. Top skills looked at for promotion and success for accounting majors include communication & people skills with behavior that is professional, respectful & polite. They should be a team player and utilize time management as time costs. Research & Problemsolving is important. Define the problem. List possible sources of information for research and review your sources. Always ask for help if you do not understand the information. Determine how to put together gathered information. Technology can save and/or make money for a company and also serves as a time management tool. Accounting students should stay on top of latest information, news and trends. Students should be motivated, have initiative and drive. Ethics & Professionalism is a must.

Degree Options

Accounting students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in College of Commerce & Business Adm. with a major in accounting. Students may then pursue a master of accountancy or a master of tax accounting degree. A doctor of philosophy is offered.

Career Opportunities

Accounting professionals can be found in: public accounting firms, banks/financial institutions, corporations, public utilities, hospitals, the media, law firms, government, manufacturing companies, non-profit institutions

Types of Jobs Accepted

Employment opportunities for our graduates range from large international to small accounting firms, public and private business enterprises, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Entry level-staff Accountant for accounting firms, internal revenue service, public and private corporations, internal revenue service, FBI, financial analyst, financial consultant, entry level accountant

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Accounting Manager, Auditor, Bank Examiner, Benefits Administrator, Budget Accountant, Ceritfied Public Accountant, Chief Financial Officer, Claims Adjustor, Computer Systems Analyst, Consumer Credit Officer, Controller, Director of Finance, FBI or CIA Agent, Financial Analyst, IRS Investigator, Loan Administrator, Partner/Stockholder, Tax Specialist

Accreditation

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is a charter member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The School holds accounting accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Culverhouse College of Commerce is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Accounting (AC)

Semester 1 Semester 2
EN 101 EN 102
EC 110 EC 111
HI CORE CS 102
FA CORE MATH 121 or MATH 125
MATH 112 or MATH 115 NATURAL SCI COURSE
GBA 145  
Semester 3 Semester 4
ST 260 AC 210
LGS 200 AC 289
NATURAL SCI COURSE HU, OR SB COURSE
LI CORE ELECTIVE COURSE
HU/FA CORE ELECTIVE COURSE
Semester 5 Semester 6
AC 310 AC 311
AC 371 AC 389
GBA 300 AC 361
OM 300 MGT 300
INTERNATIONAL COURSE FI 302
   
Semester 7 Semester 8
AC 471 AC 456
AC 432 AC 497
MKT 300 AC 492
GBA 490  
ELECTIVE COURSE  

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