Whether on campus or online, an accounting degree at SMWC will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career. A solid foundation rooted in liberal arts education, provided by our general studies requirements, will help you adapt to the changing needs of organizations, in addition to helping you understand the environment in which organizations operate.

Major

In addition to Woods Core requirements, the accounting major requires the completion of 51 credit hours of accounting and related coursework. Students can choose a concentration: entrepreneurship or professional prep.

Required Business Core

27 credit hours required; all courses listed.

BU 121 Principles of Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies the accounting cycle leading to the development and use of financial statements. Emphasis is on the proprietorship type of business organization. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 122 Principles of Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies accounting for corporations and introduces accounting for management decision making. Builds on the concepts of BU 121. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March. Prerequisite: BU 121.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 232 Microeconomics
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Surveys the various internal forces in social and business organizations from an economic viewpoint. Specific emphasis is on the relationship between a firm’s possible form and its interaction with the consumer. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 241 Principles of Management
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Emphasizes management functions and management systems. Enhances understanding of the managerial role and its influence on organizational performance. Facilitates understanding of managerial activities involving human, technical and conceptual skills within behavioral, classical and management science approaches. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, March, and May.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 251 Principles of Marketing
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Surveys the process of product design, packaging, pricing, advertising, distribution and sales of goods and services. Emphasizes not only management decisions made in each of these processes, but also usable management tools. Emphasis is also placed on the marketing concept of discovering and fulfilling human needs. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, January, and May.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 281 Managerial Communications
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies and applies communication theory and communication as a management tool. Camupus: Spring, every year; WOL: October and January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 371 Business Law
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Focuses on the nature of law-making, the legal processes by which law is applied to resolve disputes, the value and policy that are the basis for our law and legal processes, and the role of law and litigation in the conduct of everyday business affairs. Emphasizes the fundamentals of the legal system, both philosophical and technical, which facilitate business operations and discourage or control harmful business practices. Ethical implications and standards to which business conduct should conform are considered and stressed. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: August, March.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 381 Business Finance
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Develops a basic understanding of the methods of securing and allocating financial resources within a firm. Emphasis is on financial decision making and the associated knowledge, principles and techniques. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: October, January. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 481 International Business: Strategies and Policies
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Involves the use of the case method, wherein the skills learned in accounting, finance, management and marketing fields are used to analyze situations dealing with the cultural and governmental factors that influence the environment of international business. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: August, January. Prerequisite: Senior standing in business.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Required Courses

24 credit hours required; all courses listed.

BU 215 Accounting Information Systems
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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The course is designed in a case-based, problem-solving approach to provide a learning environment for students to use advanced features of Excel and other programs to provide financial information to a user. It includes analyzing data, interpreting data, and communicating information. It moves beyond the basic “point and click” and challenges you to use critical thinking and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions. Campus: Spring, odd years; WOL: January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 225 Individual Tax Preparations
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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The students are introduced to tax accounting for individuals by working as a member of SMWC VITA site. After completing VITA training and testing, students work with taxpayers to file their returns. Tax software is used to produce the individual tax returns. Campus: Every spring; WOL: January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 323 Intermediate Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 121 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Reviews the accounting cycle and financial statements, including the Statement of Cash Flow, and explores a study of revenue recognition, cash and receivables, present value and inventories. Students use extensive advanced spreadsheet tools and templates, and are introduced to accounting software.
Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: August. Prerequisites: BU 122 and BU 215.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 324 Intermediate Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 323 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Includes accounting for assets, financial instruments, leases, pensions, accounting for income tax, stockholder’s equity and earnings/share. Students are introduced to exporting financial information from various sources to a spreadsheet package for analysis. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: October. Prerequisite: BU 323.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 326 Managerial and Cost Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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The allocation of manufacturing costs to units produced using job order, process and standard cost systems. Emphasizes enhanced management decision making by various quantitative methods. Includes just-in-time and activity-based allocation. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: October, May. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 327 Auditing Theory and Practice
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies auditing concepts and standards to determine if financial statements present fairly the financial position, results of operations and changes in financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and the types of reports issued. Auditing case studies are completed. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: March. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 423 Accounting Measurements and Disclosures
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Builds on conceptual framework introduced in Intermediate Accounting. Students work with a variety of concepts including: error analysis, revenue recognition, income tax analysis, pension analysis, and cash flow risk and analysis. Students learn to prepare and communicate reports, write clear financial notes and supporting documents. Students improve critical thinking skills by evaluating different sources of information, reconciling conflicting and ambiguous data, as well as applying rules to problems not explicitly described. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: January. Prerequisite: BU 324.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 428 Advanced Financial Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Advanced accounting reviews and adds to knowledge gained in principles and intermediate accounting. The major areas covered include the equity method, consolidations, foreign currency statements, accounting diversity and international standards, financial reporting and the SEC. Accounting majors are required to take advanced accounting to fulfill the requirements for their degree. Students need knowledge in these areas for their profession and to pas the CPA/CMA exam.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Concentrations (not required)

Entrepreneurship

BU 345 Small Business Management
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Introduces students to the world of small business and the fundamentals of effective small business management. Also may introduce selected contemporary issues affecting small business. Campus: Spring, odd years; WOL: March, May. Prerequisites: BU 121, BU 122, BU 241 and BU 251.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 354 Salesmanship
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Designed for the student interested in becoming more persuasive in certain situations and who may manage or participate in some aspect of the selling or marketing process. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: March, May. Prerequisite: BU 251.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 341 Human Resource Management I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies the processes in the personnel management system to meet human resource requirements, develop effectiveness in human resources, create a productive climate and behaviors and develop leadership and decision-making abilities to accomplish individual, organizational and societal objectives. Incorporates results of research in the behavioral sciences and stresses applications in the organizational structure. Campus: Spring, odd years; WOL: August, May. Prerequisite: BU 241.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 226 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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This course uses an accounting software package to teach students to set up and maintain a company, record transactions, in the general journal, sales and purchases journals and cash receipts and distributions journals. Students also learn how to reconcile various ledger accounts and generate and analyze financial statements. Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: March, May. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Professional Prep

BU 490 Internship
Campus & Online | 1-6 Credit
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Work experience with firm or agency directly related to the student’s major area of study. The learning experience is structured within the College approved guidelines for the internship program. Through close supervision by the director of interns, faculty advisor and the worksite supervisor, the student works toward achieving goals outlined in the individual learning contract. Normally reserved for third and fourth year students. May be repeated with different topics. As needed.

Campus & Online 1-6 Credit
BU 325 Advanced Tax
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Includes taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Students are introduced to theoretical taxation issues as well as application of current existing tax laws. Essential for those considering the CPA exam. Prerequisite: BU 225.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 426 Accounting Certification Prep
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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The course is offered to prepare students to take both sections of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or one section of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or the Enrolled Agent exam. As an exam preparation course, it is intended to bring back to mind concepts learned in earlier courses and to update for any authoritative changes since taking the earlier course. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: March. Prerequisite: BU 423.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 204 Applications of Microsoft Office
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Students receive hands-on practice in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) software. Example projects include Word announcements, newsletters, business correspondence , business reports and resumes. Excel workbooks using formulas, functions, charts, and formatting. Using Access to build databases, perform queries, and to create tables, forms and reports. PowerPoint using transitions, embedding video, creating a template and custom presentation theme. Spring, even years.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Information about Course Requirements
We do our best to keep this information updated, but you should always double-check to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. For the most current course requirements please review the latest undergraduate college catalog.  Always consult your academic advisor when registering for courses or when you have questions about course requirements.

Associate Degree

In addition to Woods Core requirements, students seeking an associate degree in accounting must complete the following courses. A total of 51 credit hours is required for accounting major.

Required Courses

24 credit hours required; all courses listed.

BU 121 Principles of Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies the accounting cycle leading to the development and use of financial statements. Emphasis is on the proprietorship type of business organization. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 122 Principles of Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies accounting for corporations and introduces accounting for management decision making. Builds on the concepts of BU 121. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March. Prerequisite: BU 121.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 232 Microeconomics
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Surveys the various internal forces in social and business organizations from an economic viewpoint. Specific emphasis is on the relationship between a firm’s possible form and its interaction with the consumer. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 241 Principles of Management
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Emphasizes management functions and management systems. Enhances understanding of the managerial role and its influence on organizational performance. Facilitates understanding of managerial activities involving human, technical and conceptual skills within behavioral, classical and management science approaches. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, March, and May.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 251 Principles of Marketing
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Surveys the process of product design, packaging, pricing, advertising, distribution and sales of goods and services. Emphasizes not only management decisions made in each of these processes, but also usable management tools. Emphasis is also placed on the marketing concept of discovering and fulfilling human needs. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, January, and May.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 281 Managerial Communications
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies and applies communication theory and communication as a management tool. Camupus: Spring, every year; WOL: October and January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 371 Business Law
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Focuses on the nature of law-making, the legal processes by which law is applied to resolve disputes, the value and policy that are the basis for our law and legal processes, and the role of law and litigation in the conduct of everyday business affairs. Emphasizes the fundamentals of the legal system, both philosophical and technical, which facilitate business operations and discourage or control harmful business practices. Ethical implications and standards to which business conduct should conform are considered and stressed. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: August, March.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 381 Business Finance
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Develops a basic understanding of the methods of securing and allocating financial resources within a firm. Emphasis is on financial decision making and the associated knowledge, principles and techniques. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: October, January. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Required Courses

Choose three (3) courses from the following for a total of 9 credit hours.

BU 215 Accounting Information Systems
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

The course is designed in a case-based, problem-solving approach to provide a learning environment for students to use advanced features of Excel and other programs to provide financial information to a user. It includes analyzing data, interpreting data, and communicating information. It moves beyond the basic “point and click” and challenges you to use critical thinking and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions. Campus: Spring, odd years; WOL: January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 225 Individual Tax Preparations
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

The students are introduced to tax accounting for individuals by working as a member of SMWC VITA site. After completing VITA training and testing, students work with taxpayers to file their returns. Tax software is used to produce the individual tax returns. Campus: Every spring; WOL: January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 226 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

This course uses an accounting software package to teach students to set up and maintain a company, record transactions, in the general journal, sales and purchases journals and cash receipts and distributions journals. Students also learn how to reconcile various ledger accounts and generate and analyze financial statements. Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: March, May. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 323 Intermediate Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 121 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Reviews the accounting cycle and financial statements, including the Statement of Cash Flow, and explores a study of revenue recognition, cash and receivables, present value and inventories. Students use extensive advanced spreadsheet tools and templates, and are introduced to accounting software.
Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: August. Prerequisites: BU 122 and BU 215.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 324 Intermediate Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 323 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Includes accounting for assets, financial instruments, leases, pensions, accounting for income tax, stockholder’s equity and earnings/share. Students are introduced to exporting financial information from various sources to a spreadsheet package for analysis. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: October. Prerequisite: BU 323.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 325 Advanced Tax
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Includes taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Students are introduced to theoretical taxation issues as well as application of current existing tax laws. Essential for those considering the CPA exam. Prerequisite: BU 225.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 326 Managerial and Cost Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

The allocation of manufacturing costs to units produced using job order, process and standard cost systems. Emphasizes enhanced management decision making by various quantitative methods. Includes just-in-time and activity-based allocation. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: October, May. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 327 Auditing Theory and Practice
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies auditing concepts and standards to determine if financial statements present fairly the financial position, results of operations and changes in financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and the types of reports issued. Auditing case studies are completed. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: March. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 423 Accounting Measurements and Disclosures
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Builds on conceptual framework introduced in Intermediate Accounting. Students work with a variety of concepts including: error analysis, revenue recognition, income tax analysis, pension analysis, and cash flow risk and analysis. Students learn to prepare and communicate reports, write clear financial notes and supporting documents. Students improve critical thinking skills by evaluating different sources of information, reconciling conflicting and ambiguous data, as well as applying rules to problems not explicitly described. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: January. Prerequisite: BU 324.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 428 Advanced Financial Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Advanced accounting reviews and adds to knowledge gained in principles and intermediate accounting. The major areas covered include the equity method, consolidations, foreign currency statements, accounting diversity and international standards, financial reporting and the SEC. Accounting majors are required to take advanced accounting to fulfill the requirements for their degree. Students need knowledge in these areas for their profession and to pas the CPA/CMA exam.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Other Required Courses

Woods Core math requirement

MA 253 Statistics
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Elementary introduction to statistical reasoning, including sampling, organization and presentation of data, elementary probability, statistical inference and data analysis. In particular, topics covered include: the nature of probability and statistics; organization and presentation of data; measures of central tendency, variation and position; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; estimation and confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; z and t tests, correlation and regression, and chi-square tests; applications to the natural and social sciences, business, education, and government. Use of appropriate computer software and technology resources. Fulfills Woods Core requirement. Prerequisite: MA 105 or placement.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Information about Course Requirements
We do our best to keep this information updated, but you should always double-check to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. For the most current course requirements please review the latest undergraduate college catalog.  Always consult your academic advisor when registering for courses or when you have questions about course requirements.

Minor

To complete the minor, students must complete 21 credit hours of coursework.

Required Business Core

12 credit hours required; all courses listed.

BU 121 Principles of Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
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Studies the accounting cycle leading to the development and use of financial statements. Emphasis is on the proprietorship type of business organization. Campus: Fall, every year; WOL: August, January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 122 Principles of Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies accounting for corporations and introduces accounting for management decision making. Builds on the concepts of BU 121. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March. Prerequisite: BU 121.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 232 Microeconomics
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Surveys the various internal forces in social and business organizations from an economic viewpoint. Specific emphasis is on the relationship between a firm’s possible form and its interaction with the consumer. Campus: Spring, every year; WOL: October, March.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
MA 253 Statistics
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Elementary introduction to statistical reasoning, including sampling, organization and presentation of data, elementary probability, statistical inference and data analysis. In particular, topics covered include: the nature of probability and statistics; organization and presentation of data; measures of central tendency, variation and position; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; estimation and confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; z and t tests, correlation and regression, and chi-square tests; applications to the natural and social sciences, business, education, and government. Use of appropriate computer software and technology resources. Fulfills Woods Core requirement. Prerequisite: MA 105 or placement.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Electives

Choose three (3) courses from the following for a total of 9 credit hours.

BU 215 Accounting Information Systems
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

The course is designed in a case-based, problem-solving approach to provide a learning environment for students to use advanced features of Excel and other programs to provide financial information to a user. It includes analyzing data, interpreting data, and communicating information. It moves beyond the basic “point and click” and challenges you to use critical thinking and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions. Campus: Spring, odd years; WOL: January.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 226 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

This course uses an accounting software package to teach students to set up and maintain a company, record transactions, in the general journal, sales and purchases journals and cash receipts and distributions journals. Students also learn how to reconcile various ledger accounts and generate and analyze financial statements. Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: March, May. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 323 Intermediate Accounting I
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 121 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Reviews the accounting cycle and financial statements, including the Statement of Cash Flow, and explores a study of revenue recognition, cash and receivables, present value and inventories. Students use extensive advanced spreadsheet tools and templates, and are introduced to accounting software.
Campus: Fall, odd years; WOL: August. Prerequisites: BU 122 and BU 215.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 324 Intermediate Accounting II
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting. Builds on the conceptual framework introduced in BU 323 to explain and evaluate accounting procedures in detail. Includes accounting for assets, financial instruments, leases, pensions, accounting for income tax, stockholder’s equity and earnings/share. Students are introduced to exporting financial information from various sources to a spreadsheet package for analysis. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: October. Prerequisite: BU 323.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 326 Managerial and Cost Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

The allocation of manufacturing costs to units produced using job order, process and standard cost systems. Emphasizes enhanced management decision making by various quantitative methods. Includes just-in-time and activity-based allocation. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: October, May. Prerequisites: BU 122 and MA 253.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 327 Auditing Theory and Practice
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Studies auditing concepts and standards to determine if financial statements present fairly the financial position, results of operations and changes in financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and the types of reports issued. Auditing case studies are completed. Campus: Spring, even years; WOL: March. Prerequisite: BU 122.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 423 Accounting Measurements and Disclosures
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Builds on conceptual framework introduced in Intermediate Accounting. Students work with a variety of concepts including: error analysis, revenue recognition, income tax analysis, pension analysis, and cash flow risk and analysis. Students learn to prepare and communicate reports, write clear financial notes and supporting documents. Students improve critical thinking skills by evaluating different sources of information, reconciling conflicting and ambiguous data, as well as applying rules to problems not explicitly described. Campus: Fall, even years; WOL: January. Prerequisite: BU 324.

Campus & Online 3 Credits
BU 428 Advanced Financial Accounting
Campus & Online | 3 Credits
Show Course Description

Advanced accounting reviews and adds to knowledge gained in principles and intermediate accounting. The major areas covered include the equity method, consolidations, foreign currency statements, accounting diversity and international standards, financial reporting and the SEC. Accounting majors are required to take advanced accounting to fulfill the requirements for their degree. Students need knowledge in these areas for their profession and to pas the CPA/CMA exam.

Campus & Online 3 Credits

Information about Course Requirements
We do our best to keep this information updated, but you should always double-check to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. For the most current course requirements please review the latest undergraduate college catalog.  Always consult your academic advisor when registering for courses or when you have questions about course requirements.

Career Paths

Accounting is often called “the language of business” because it is an integral part of every business and industry. As an accountant, you will be at the forefront of new technologies to solve today’s problems in diverse and exciting industries.

With certification and experience, accounting jobs could include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analystand more

Students with an accounting major from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will be prepared for positions that require graduates to apply a broad perspective as well as accounting knowledge to various accounting jobs. This major provides a core foundation for positions in:

  • Industry / Corporate settings
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Government
Certifications

The accounting major prepares a person for a professional career in accounting including the educational components for many certifications such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified Financial Management (CFM), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and others. Some of these certifications require work experience before you can take the exam.

This major does not meet the requirements for those students that wish to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam without modifying and extending the number of hours above the 125 hours required for this major. If you are interested in the CPA exam, there are ways of modifying and adding hours to this major to meet the requirements in your state.