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BS in Business Studies - Accounting
Accounting is the science used to record, collect, measure and assess financial data so as to determine an organization’s profit or loss through tracking efforts. Accounting is an essential function, one which is used to show the well-being and efficiency of businesses, non-profit and governmental organizations, and as such, is considered the backbone of the firm. In sum, accountants ensure that firms operate efficiently; they also analyze budgets and provide financial planning.
The BS in Business Studies with Accounting emphasis grounds you in the decision-making process and prepares you for beneficial careers in accounting across all industries. It is also an excellent step toward graduate studies, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science (MS) degree, as well as recognized professional certificates such as the CPA.
The minimum number of credits required to graduate with a BS in Business Studies with an emphasis in Accounting is 92 credits.
Along with the General University (LAC), Business Core and Free Elective requirements, the student should complete all of the Emphasis Requirements below, along with 9 credits of Business Electives.
Typical Study Plan (pdf)
Emphasis Requirements (16 credits)
|ACC311||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC312||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
Please check the course guidelines for ACC399 Accounting Internship.
Business Electives (9 credits)
|Any of the following|
|ACC310||Accounting Inform. Systems||3|
|ACC420||Information Technology Audit||3|
|ACC431||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|MGT336||Developing a Business Plan||1|
|MGT436||Personality and Career Development||1|
Accounting is a major that is highly demanded in the market and continues to grow. Accounting-related jobs exist at all levels in the company, from entry level to top management.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that this is a growing field for, at least, the next ten years.
The following are five careers in accounting:
- Internal Auditor
- Compliance Executive
- Financial Analyst
- Staff Accountant
- External Auditor
An accounting degree from LAU will allow you to sit for the CPA exam.