Business Major: Accounting Option (B.A.) UNHM
The Accounting Option is offered in response to the growing demand for Accounting graduates in public accounting firms as well as in industry. Many local public accounting firms have expressed that with an expected high retirement rate among “baby boomers”, there appears to be a need for graduates with robust accounting credentials. Representatives from well-known CPA exam prep course firms expressed the opinion that accountants are in high demand and the unemployment rate in this industry is very low.
The Accounting Option would offer students the necessary courses to enable them to sit for the CPA exam, which is one of the major steps in obtaining a CPA license.
The requirements for sitting for the CPA exam in the State of New Hampshire are a bachelor’s degree, 24 credits in business subjects, and 30 credits in accounting subjects. The Accounting Option within the Business program provides these required courses.
Students must complete 128 credits to graduate. Each required course must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major courses required for graduation. Majors cannot use BUS 430 Introduction to Business Statistics, ECN 411 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles, or ECN 412 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles to satisfy both Discovery Program and major requirements. Transfer students must complete at least half of their credits in the major and the 8-credit capstone experience (BUS 705 Business Ethics and either BUS 750 Business Internship Seminar or BUS 760 Applied Senior Project) in-residence at UNH Manchester.
|Introductory Business Core Courses|
|ENGL 401||First-Year Writing||4|
|ENGL 595||Literary Topics (Business Communications) 1||4|
|BUS 400||Introduction to Business||4|
|BUS 430||Introduction to Business Statistics||4|
|BUS 532||Introduction to Financial Accounting||4|
|BUS 533||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||4|
|BUS 675||Special Topics in Business Administration (Microsoft Business Applications)||4|
|ECN 411||Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles||4|
|ECN 412||Introduction to Microeconomic Principles||4|
|MATH 420||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH 425||Calculus I|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Internet and Web Authoring|
|Mobile Computing First and For Most|
|Introduction to Programming|
|Intermediate Business Core|
|BUS 601||Financial Management||4|
|BUS 610||Marketing Principles and Applications||4|
|BUS 620||Organizational Behavior||4|
|BUS 690||Business Program Internship 2||1-4|
|or BUS 691||VITA Internship|
|BUS 705||Business Ethics 3||4|
|BUS 750||Business Internship Seminar 3||4|
|or BUS 760||Applied Senior Project|
Prerequisite is ENGL 401 First-Year Writing or equivalent.
Business Capstone Experience (two courses: BUS 705 Business Ethics and one senior business seminar [BUS 750 Business Internship Seminar or BUS 760 Applied Senior Project], fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement for business majors and is taken during the senior year).
Note: Because this is a bachelor of arts program, students must fulfill a language requirement. Efforts will be made to enhance fluency through subsequent courses and community experiences.
Requirements - Accounting Option
|BUS 535||Federal Taxation||4|
|BUS 603||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||4|
|BUS 615||Intermediate Finanical Accounting II||4|
|Select two of the following courses:||8|
|Adv Managerial Accounting|
|Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination|
|Financial Statement Analysis|