Accounting Department Programs of Study

The accounting program consists of the following areas of study:

General Education
Business Common Core
Accounting Major Core
Accounting Option Courses
Free Electives *

* At least 16 should be in non business courses

42 credit hours
30 credit hours
27 credit hours
  6 credit hours
17 credit hours
122 credit hours


Courses in the accounting major core include:

ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACC 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACC 303 Intermediate Financial Accounting III
ACC 361 Cost Accounting
ACC 403 Federal Taxation
ACC 404 Advanced Taxation ACC
ACC 405 Auditing
ACC 407 Consolidation, Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACC 410 Fraud Examination

The accounting department has two options: Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

Financial Accounting Option: Students wishing to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam should select this option and take the following courses:

ACC 341 Business Law II and either
ACC 411 Valuation of Closely Held Businesses


ACC 412 Valuation of Damages and Lost Profits

Managerial Accounting Option: Students primarily interested in corporate accounting and planning to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam should select this option and take the following courses:

FIN 320 Financial Management
       And one of the following:

ACC 411 Valuation of Closely Held Businesses
ACC 412 Valuation of Damages and Lost Profits
MGT 340 Total Quality Management
MIS 311 Business Models
MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers

The accounting department also has a minor in accounting that is available to business and non-business students.

For further information on the accounting program, please contact Richard Proctor 203-837-8744 or e-mail

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