Traditional & Adult students earn the B.B.A. Accounting program and customized programs.
The accounting major is designed so that the entire degree is available through day classes. The accounting major is also offered in time periods and formats that are designed for the needs of adult learners, offered through evening classes.
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R. Fulton, M.S., C.P.A., Senior Lecturer
Bruce Fogerty, M.S.A., M.B.A
Michael Lang, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Requirements - Major:
Accounting majors must complete the University core requirements, which are partially satisfied by MGT 252 Business Ethics (which also counts as religion core) or one core approved philosophy course in ethics, MATH-S105(3) or S110(3) and C115(3). All business majors must complete either CMSC-180 and CMSC-184 or ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems. ACCT 310 is recommended for accounting majors .
Majors must complete each of the business core courses with a "C" or better: ACCT-111(3), 112(3); ECON-C101(3), C102(3); FINA-300(3), MKTG-300(3), MGT-150(3), 251(3) and C300(3).
Accounting majors who are interested in meeting the requirements for taking the CPA examination should take the following 200 and 300-level courses, with a "C" or better: ACCT-211(3), 212(3), 311(3), 312(3), 313(3), 315(3), and380(3) along with ACCT-120(1) (VITA), ACCT-215(2) (Accounting Research), MGT-252(3) (Business Ethics) and MGT-237(3) (Business Communications).Accounting majors not interested in taking the exam must take the following accounting specialization courses: ACCT-211, ACCT-212, ACCT-380 and may choose three from the following accounting specialization courses: ACCT-310, ACCT-311, ACCT-312, ACCT-313 and ACCT-315. Accounting majors are encouraged to take MGT-235(3).
Students in the Second Major Program that is housed outside of the department must complete the ethics, mathematics and computer science requirements of the first paragraph above and all of the requirements of the second and third paragraphs above.
CLEP, life experience, work experience, internships, advance placement and other external credit do not substitute for upper-level (300) courses.
Accounting majors who elect to earn a second major in the Undergraduate Business Department must complete required unique "specialization courses" for the second business major. Specialization courses may only be used for satisfying the requirements for one business major.
Requirements - Minor:
Only courses in which a student has received a "C" or better may be applied to the minor. Students are limited to one minor in the accounting, business and economics, economics, finance, international business and economics, management and organizational behavior, and marketing programs.
Students (except for BAM students) seeking a minor in accounting must complete with a grade of "C" or better 21 semester hours which must include ACCT-111(3), 112(3), 211(3), 212(3); ECON-C102(3); and at least two 300-level courses in accounting. A Bachelor of Arts in Management student seeking a minor in Accounting must complete with a grade of "C" or better the following courses and their prerequisites: ACCT-211, ACCT-212, ACCT-311, ACCT-312, ACCT-313 and ACCT-315. A student who majors in Accounting may not earn a minor in the undergraduate business department.
Principles of managerial accounting; including cost accounting, planning and control systems, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements. IAI BUS 904. Prerequisite: ACCT 111. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms.
A service learning course built around the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program. Students must participate in the training, successfully complete an IRS take-home exam, and participate in at least one volunteer income tax advising session. 1 semester credit hour.Department Consent Required. Course Repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 3.
A thorough study of balance sheet accounts integrated with an analysis of their relationship to the income statement. Prerequisite: ACCT 111. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.
A thorough study of balance sheet accounts integrated with an analysis of their relationship to the income statement. Prerequisite: ACCT 211. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
Students will become familiar with sources of accounting standards and current information affecting the accounting profession. Their communication and research skills will be used to learn about and report on the reasoning behind the development of accounting standards and current issues in accounting. This course is required by Illinois for CPA candidates. Prerequisite: ACCT 212 and junior standing. 2 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms.
Practical experiences in business related fields under the supervision of the program coordinator. 2-6 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Department Consent Required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 12.
Students will learn to analyze the role of accounting information systems within a company's operating systems; appreciate the wider view of accounting's role in an organization as an integrated and comprehensive database; and learn the connections between transaction cycles, internal controls and computer ethics. Students will use accounting software to complete projects and study auditing of accounting information systems, databases and e-business.ACCT 111 and sophomore standing. Cross listed with MIS 510. Prerequisite: ACCT 111 and ACCT 112. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.
A comprehensive study of methods used to develop cost information for manufacturing and service operations and of models for business planning and control. Prerequisite: ACCT 112. 3 semester credit hours.
An introductory study of federal regulations covering income taxation of individuals and businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT 112. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.
An intensive study of PCAOB auditing standards, generally accepted auditing standards and procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.
A study of the accounting methods for consolidations, foreign subsidiaries, governmental organizations, non-profit entities, and partnerships. Prerequisite: ACCT 212. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
An intensive and extensive study of corporate reporting to understand and evaluate the application of financial accounting theory and concepts. This course has a substantial accounting research
Component comprising two-thirds of the course. Prerequisite: ACCT 212, senior standing. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.
Specially designed courses in various business topics to supplement the business curriculum. Prerequisite: Varies based upon the specific topic being explored. 3 semester credit hours.
Provides an opportunity for an advanced student in the major to pursue study in a field of business related interest. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1-3 semester credit hours.Department Consent Required.
Accounting Major Sheets: http://www.ben.edu/academic_programs/majorsheets/upload/Accounting_13-14.pdf
Graduate program –MBA website(4 plus 1 program) http://www.ben.edu/academic_programs/business/GradPrograms/MBA/#tabs-96223=1
Financial Aid: http://www.ben.edu/fa
Concentrations in Integrated Marketing Communications, Managing Human Resources, Personal Financial Planning, Sports Management and Sports Marketing are available in combination with this major. Requirements listed below must be completed with a "C" or higher.
Integrated Marketing Communications Concentration: MKTG 330, 331, 332, 333 and COMM 208.
Managing Human Resources Concentration: MGT 330, 334, 335 and one of MGT 235, 302 or 320.
Personal Financial Planning Concentration: FINA 220, 320, ACCT 312 and one of MGT 235 or ACCT 120 along with FINA 120.
Sports Management Concentration: MGT-305, MKTG-305 and two courses from MGT-235, 297, 301.
Sports Marketing Concentration: MKTG-305, MGT-305 and two courses from MKTG-297, 330, INTB-371.
Potential Accounting Careers:
Starting salaries (Robert Half-2013 Salary Guide) range from $38,500-$59,500 for most positions.They range up to $66,000 for IT Auditors.