CONCENTRATION IN ACCOUNTING

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The accounting concentration is designed to prepare students for careers as professional accountants. This specialization stresses both entry-level knowledge and the ability to make informed professional judgments, which together constitute the foundation for a successful career. The preparation is suitable for careers in public practice, industry, finance, government, and non-profit organizations. The concentration also allows students to design a curriculum that prepares them for professional certification examinations and for graduate study.

In addition to the Liberal Education Program requirements and the business administration requirements, students pursuing a concentration in accounting must take the following:

ACCOUNTING COURSES: 20 CREDITS

ACC 310 - Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 311 - Intermediate Accounting II 
ACC 350 - Federal Income Taxation
ACC 370 - Accounting Information Systems
ACC 410 – Advanced Accounting
ACC 461 - Auditing I

Plus 3 credits selected with the consent of the adviser. 

COGNATES: 6 CREDITS

CSC 200 - Personal Computer Applications
ENG 316 - Writing for Business and Industry

Those interested in becoming Certified Public Accountants must complete at least 150 credits of university coursework. Successful completion of the undergraduate specialization in accounting will prepare the student for graduate-level study in the university's M.B.A. program. The M.B.A. will qualify the student to sit for the Connecticut CPA exam; the degree is designed to satisfy the 150-credit hour requirement in the state of Connecticut.