A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Accounting

BS (51-52 hours in the major; 12 in Co-requisites)

Co-requisitesCredits
BADM 45 Spreadsheet competency 0
ECON 201 Intro to Economics 2
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics 2
ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 2
Total 12
Major Required Courses (includes minor in Business Administration)Credits
BADM 212 Principles of Management 4
BADM 213 Business Law I  or BADM 214 Business Law II 4
BADM 218 Marketing Principles 4
BADM 301 Business Communication 2
BADM 302 Investment Management 4
BADM 309 Statistics 3-4
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 314 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 315 Auditing 4
ACCT 316 Federal Income Tax 4
BADM 406 Financial Management 4
ACCT 418 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 421 Internship 2
BADM 481 Senior Capstone: Business Strategy and Policy 4
Total 51-52

62 of the 124 undergraduate college credits must be in liberal arts courses.

Students interested in licensure as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) must have 150 credits, normally a combination of undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Five Years, Two Degrees: Houghton has established an agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and St. Bonaventure University (SBU) whereby qualified students who have earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting or business can accelerate their MBA degree at RIT or SBU. They will waive certain MBA foundation courses, allowing Houghton graduates who major in business administration to complete an MBA in one year. A grade of “B” or better in the designated undergraduate courses is needed to waive graduate level coursework. The courses must also be no older than five years upon matriculation into the MBA degree program. Students can consult with their advisor to obtain information about the courses to select.

CPA exam preparation: The Houghton accounting major qualifies students to take the CPA exam upon graduation.

CMA exam preparation: Students considering the Certified Management Accountant designation are encouraged to take Operations Management in addition to required coursework. The Houghton accounting major qualifies students to take the CMA exam.


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