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2019-2020 Academic Catalog | Accounting (B.S.) – SPS

Accounting (B.S.)

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Description

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting program offers students the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the interconnected functional areas of organizations.  Students 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 (CPA.) exam for DC, Maryland and Virginia. Graduates will need to accrue an additional 30 credit hours 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 (CFEs).

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the B.S. in Business Administration with Human Resources Management, students must successfully complete required coursework in the following areas:

Core Curriculum Courses 26 credits
Co-Requisite Courses (completed as part of the Core Curriculum) 12 credits
Professional Skills Courses 12 credits
Functional Core Courses 30 credits
Concentration Courses 21 credits
Elective Courses 16 credits
Senior Seminar 3 credits
Total Course Credits 120 credits

Core Curriculum Courses (26 credits)

Area I:              Skills for Life & Work                                                    16 credits
Area II:             Understanding Self & Society                                       10 credits
Area III:            Ethics & Moral Reasoning                                            see Co-Requisite

Co-Requisite Courses (12 credits)
ALL of the following courses:

COM 290 Public Speaking
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PHIL 245 Ethics I

Co-requisite courses are taken as part of the School of Professional Studies Core Curriculum. The required economics courses fulfill 6 of the 9-credit Social Sciences requirement. If courses other than these are used to meet Core Curriculum requirements, students must take these three courses as part of their Electives; they may not be taken as Business Electives.

Professional Skills Courses (12 credits)
One of the unique features of Trinity's Accounting program is the inclusion of a professional skills component. This series of courses develops personal and professional skills that help contribute to success in the workplace.

ALL of the following courses:
ENGL 209 Business Writing
JAMS 302 Multi-media Storytelling
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 345 Intermediate Computer Applications for Business

Functional Core Courses (36 credits)
These courses cover the functional areas of business administration, providing the student with exposure to the knowledge, concepts, and practices that are central to most business operations.

ALL of the following courses:

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 229 Performance Management and Productivity
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 245 Decision Support Systems
BADM 325 Business Financial Management

Accounting Core (21 credits)
ALL of the following courses:

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

Electives (16 credits)
Five 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course

Senior Seminar (3 credits)
This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the information, concepts, and skills acquired throughout the Business Administration Program. It is taken at the end of one's course of study.

BADM 499 Senior Seminar

Program Policies

Advanced Placement: Credits earned through AP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Business Administration with Human Resource Management program.

CLEP Policy: Credits earned through CLEP examinations may fulfill requirements of the Business Administration with Human Resource Management program. Students interested in pursuing CLEP examinations should consult with their program chair.

Cross-Tallied Courses: Cross-tallied courses are 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: The pass/no pass grading option only applies to BADM 491: Internship.

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

Study Abroad: Students are encouraged to plan their studies to allow for the possibility of study abroad to obtain a greater understanding of how global economic, political, environmental, social, and cultural issues influence domestic and multinational organizations. Prior discussions with an academic advisor are necessary to ensure that the courses taken abroad may be applied toward major credit.

TELL Policy:  Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with an academic advisor.

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 Business Administration with Human Resource Management must take a minimum of four courses (12 credits) in business administration major courses at Trinity, one of the four courses taken must be BADM 499 Senior Seminar.

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
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 229 Performance Management and Productivity
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 245 Decision Support Systems
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 345 Intermediate Computer Applications for Business
BADM 499 Senior Seminar
COM 290 Public Speaking
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGL 209 Business Writing
JAMS 302 Multi-media Storytelling
PHIL 245 Ethics I 

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