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Accounting - BA (39 hours total)

 

Overview

The Accounting major helps students understand and master the conceptual framework used to measure and report an organization's economic events.  In accordance with professional and ethical standards, students analyze and evaluate accounting practices and systems to understand how they should and do function in business entities.  The learn fiduciary responsibility and professional accountability.  Communication skills in conveying information to both internal and external stakeholders are developed.  In addition, this major promotes skills in problem solving, decision making, systems analysis and planning with financial, economic, managerial and technological contexts.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 10643COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3)

OR

MAT 20043DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (3)

OR

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 31564QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

Required Major Courses

ACC 20464FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES (4)

ACC 30163COST ACCOUNTING (4)

ACC 33164INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I (4)

ACC 33264INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II (4)

ACC 36264FEDERAL INCOME TAX (4)

ACC 40164ADVANCED ACCOUNTING (4)

ACC 40165ADVANCED ACCOUNTING II (4)

ACC 44163AUDITING (4)

ACC 49060SEMINAR IN APPLIED ACCOUNTING (4)

FIN 30000FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE (3)

*If Federal Income Tax is transferred from another university, the course must have been completed within the last five years*

Elective Concentrations Available:

Actuarial Science

Economics

Finance

Leadership and Management

Marketing

Bridge Option

The Bridge Option represents an opportunity for Ottawa University undergraduates who plan on pursuing a graduate degree at the University the chance for advanced, graduate learning as an undergraduate.  The Bridge Option helps bridge the transfer between the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The programs open to Bridge students will vary depending on when the courses are offered and student readiness.

As a senior in the Bridge Option, students will enroll in up to three graduate-level classes that will count toward the total degree requirements of 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree and toward the 30 hours required for the graduate program.  A special course number has been assigned to courses in the Bridge Option.  Students will need to understand the requirements for these courses are more rigorous.

Eligible students who meet the following criteria may qualify for Ottawa University's Bridge Option.

Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)

A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0

Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University

OU students should talk with their advisor about this opportunity and their qualifications for the Bridge Option in their junior year before degree completion.

Bridge Option Course List

ACC 5003/ACC 7100ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING (3)

ACC 5006/ACC 7200ADVANCED INCOME TAXATION (3)

ACC 5400/ACC 7400ADVANCED AUDITING AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING (3)

Career Opportunities

Accounting is an important foundation for careers in finance, auditing and administration within both the public and private sectors.

Completion of this major does not guarantee eligibility to sit for CPA exams due to differences in state requirements.  Students planning to sit for a CPA exam should work closely with their advisor on specific/additional requirements prior to graduation.