Business Administration Major: Accounting Option (B.S.)

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The Option in Accounting prepares students for careers in accounting and the qualifications to obtain certifications, such as certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), and certified internal auditor (CIA).

Further, this option provides students with opportunities in a variety of fields, including internal audit, external audit, tax preparation and planning, and consulting. Demand for accountants is consistently strong. Students may also take advantage of the four-one (5 year) program to earn a M.S. in accounting at Paul College. Obtaining a master's degree is a necessary requirement for taking the CPA exam in most states, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have different requirements, which are provided below. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.

Business Adminsistration core requirements:
ADMN 400Introduction to Business4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
ADMN 410Management Information Systems4
ADMN 420Business Statistics4
ADMN 502Financial Accounting4
ADMN 503Managerial Accounting4
ADMN 570Introduction to Financial Management4
ADMN 575Behavior in Organizations4
ADMN 580Quantitative Decision Making4
ADMN 585Marketing4
ADMN 703Strategic Management: Decision Making 14
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
MATH 420Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 430Ethics and Society4
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1

This is the capstone course in the business administration  program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of  the Discovery Program.

Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.

Option in Accounting

Required courses:
ACFI 621Intermediate Financial Accounting I4
ACFI 622Intermediate Financial Accounting II4
ACFI 723Advanced Managerial Accounting Concepts and Applications4
ACFI 724Auditing4
ACFI 726Introduction to Federal Income Tax4
MGT 647Business Law I4
Select one of the following:4
Financial Statement Analysis
Internships in Accounting
Independent Studies in Accounting
Honors Thesis/Project in Accounting
Total Credits28