Accounting is one of the top 20 industries in the Metro area and is expected to have continued job growth over the next 15 years. In the current era of global competition, the management of costs is vital to ensuring organizations’ and corporations’ financial viability and profitability. Accounting professionals are therefore sought after to implement effective cost control measures across all sectors of the economy.
Our accounting program provides students with in-depth coursework and clinical opportunities in regulatory and ethical issues. Furthermore, our majors meet the undergraduate degree requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) exam for both D.C. and Maryland. (Graduates need to accrue 150 college credit hours, however, before sitting for the exam.) Beyond the program’s strong foundation in ethics, business law, and regulatory knowledge, our students also cover forensic accounting, which helps prepare students to become Certified Fraud Examiners (C.F.E.s).
Featured CoursesACCT 311 Federal Income TaxationThis course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of federal income tax law. The course emphasizes ethical practices in individual taxation but also provides an introduction to corporate and partnership taxation as well. Students will be introduced to estate and gift taxation, the taxation of international transactions; tax issues associated with not-for-profit entities, and selected other topics.
Prerequisites: None ACCT 360 Financial Analysis and ReportingFirm valuation and determination of intrinsic value through study and analysis of financial statements. Understanding the connections between items across financial statements to evaluate the financial health of the business.
Prerequisites: BADM 325 ACCT 411 Accounting for Government and Nonprofit OrganizationsTopics in accounting and reporting for government and non-profit organizations will be explored. Students will be able to prepare reports to monitor cash flows to enable compliance with established policies.
Prerequisites: None ACCT 421 Forensic AccountingThis course will cover the basic concepts of forensic accounting. The course includes fraud prevention, detection, investigation, and related matters such as courtroom procedures. In general, the fraud prevention and detection concepts covered in this course help to prepare students for some of the material covered in the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification exam. Also considered are topics such as FCPA , Sarbanes Oxley, and common types of securities fraud.
Prerequisites: ACCT 311 BADM 213 Quantitative Methods of BusinessProvides students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role quantitative methods play in the decision-making process. Quantitative and mathematical tools used in business for improving the problem-solving process by making it more rational and analytical are explained and examined. The course emphasizes the application of quantitative methods by using problem situations to introduce each of the methods, concepts, and techniques. Topics covered include probability concepts, decision analysis, utility and decision-making, forecasting, linear programming, and project scheduling (PERT/CPM). Formerly BUA 290 Quantitative Methods of Business.
3 credits BADM 325 Business Financial ManagementIntroduces the theory and practice of business financial management. Discusses the techniques of financial management such as discounted cash flow, financial statement analysis, cost of capital, capital budgeting and leverage. Capital market theory and functions of capital markets are also examined. Formerly BUA 324 Business Financial Management.
Prerequisite: BADM 223; MATH 210 recommended
- Certified Professional Accountant
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Auditor
- Budget Director
- Loan Officer
- Management or Program Analyst
- Certified Fraud Examiner