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Academic Catalog '13-'14 | Accounting

Accounting

Description

The B.S. in Accounting program offers students the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the interconnected functional areas of organizations and to acquire the skills to prepare, analyze and present financial statements that facilitate decision making. The program’s courses challenge students to critically analyze financial statements and the cost structure of organizations and to make ethical managerial decisions with full knowledge of the regulatory environment. Courses routinely use case studies and group projects in order to put students in a manager’s seat, giving them the opportunity to assess and analyze complex situations, determine the relative importance of internal and external variables affecting organizational goals and make optimal and ethical decisions.

The major is designed to meet the undergraduate degree requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) exam for both D.C. and Maryland. (Graduates will need to accrue 150 college credit hours, however, before sitting for the exam.) With a strong foundation in ethics, business law, and regulatory knowledge, the curriculum also covers forensic accounting, which helps prepare students to be Certified Fraud Examiners (C.F.E.s).

The final year of study includes a semester-long externship in the fall that continues into a capstone experience in the spring.

Major Requirements

Co-Requisite Courses (9 credits)
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics

Functional Core Courses (30 credits)
BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 205 Legal Aspects of Business
BADM 213 Quantitative Methods of Business
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 373 Organizational Behavior
ACCT 360 Financial Analysis and Reporting

Professional Skills Courses (18 credits)
BADM 241 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
COM 290 Public Speaking
ENGL 209 Business Writing
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar

Professional Accounting Courses (21 credits)
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 311 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT 401 Auditing
ACCT 411 Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
ACCT 421 Forensic Accounting
ACCT 451 Current Topics in Accounting

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned through AP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Accounting program.

CLEP Policy:
Credits earned through CLEP examinations may fulfill requirements of the Accounting program. Students interested in pursuing CLEP examinations should consult with their program chair.

Cross-Tallied Courses:
Courses that are cross-tallied represent identical courses offered with a different program prefix. Students may not enroll in or receive credit for more than one iteration of a cross-tallied course (even in different semesters).

Grades in Major Courses:
Students are required to earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major, including the Senior Seminar course.

Pass/No Pass:
No course fulfilling major requirements in the Accounting program may be taken Pass/No Pass, with the exception of the BADM 491, which is graded Pass/No Pass.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty.

Transfer Credits:
Credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major from a similar institution may be accepted toward a major. Students majoring in Accounting must take a minimum of twelve (12) credits in the program at Trinity, in addition to BADM 499.

Senior Assessment:
All majors are required to take BADM 499 at Trinity.

Course Descriptions

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 311 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT 360 Financial Analysis and Reporting
ACCT 401 Auditing
ACCT 411 Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
ACCT 421 Forensic Accounting
ACCT 451 Current Topics in Accounting
BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 205 Legal Aspects of Business
BADM 213 Quantitative Methods of Business
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 241 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 373 Organizational Behavior
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar
COM 290 Public Speaking
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGL 209 Business Writing
PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics

Trinity reserves the right to change, without prior notice, any policy or procedure, tuition or fee, curricular requirements, or any other information found on this web site or in its printed materials.

Questions may be directed to Virginia Broaddus, Ph.D., Provost at BroaddusV@trinitydc.edu.

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