Accounting and Finance
The Department of Accounting and Finance
The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to prepare students for careers in a global market, and for graduate study. The Department achieves its mission through curricula structured to enable students to comprehend, analyze and critically assess an entity’s financial condition and optimize its value. The Department endeavors to instill a commitment to ethical values and social responsibility.
Major Degree Requirements:
The Department offers programs of study in the three disciplines: Accounting and Finance and that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. All are designed to provide students with the skills and aptitudes needed to compete successfully in the profession. The curricula are structured to enable students to enter and make significant contributions in corporate, government or research organizations. The Investment Banking Program endows students with the skills needed for managerial positions in commercial banks and other financial institutions. The Finance Program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, investment management, public finance, insurance and related areas. Instructional techniques include both theory and practical application.
Consistent with the mission of the University and School of Business, the Department of Accounting and Finance prepares students for professional careers in a global market, in the areas of public, private, governmental accounting and graduate study. The Department achieves its mission through curricula structured to enable students to comprehend, analyze and critically assess an entity’s economic status and provide recommendations and direction, which will optimize its value.
Program in Accounting:
The Accounting Program provides the student with extensive exposure to computer-assisted instruction. The Department endeavors to instill in students a commitment to ethical values and social responsibility. The Accounting Program has a minimum requirement of 125 credit hours. Those students who are from states that require 150 credit-hours to sit for the CPA Exam, are encouraged to take additional electives to satisfy that requirement or to consider enrolling in the five-year MBA program as a freshman or by pursuing our two-year MBA degree.
Finance Minor Requirements:
A minor in Finance is offered with the completion of eighteen academic credit hours designated by the department chair to include FIN 304, FIN 309, FIN 403, plus three approved FIN electives.