Curriculum Guides


Accountancy - George W Daverio School of (6200)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Accounting (620000BS)

College of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals form the foundation of the learning activities that occur within the Integrated Core Curriculum:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core business fundamentals (accounting, bus. finance, marketing, bus. law, production and operations mgmt, mgmt principles, quantitative methods, computer applications in business, business strategy)
Demonstrate the ability to apply core business fundamentals through case analyses and simulations
Understand and show appreciation for the global nature of contemporary business
Demonstrate effective written communication skills; Demonstrate effective oral communication
Demonstrate the ability to think critically (integrate ideas from multiple sources, solve unstructured problems, have holistic view of business, and apply knowledge of business fundamentals in creative and innovative ways)
Work effectively in teams that include diverse individuals
Demonstrate information technology and knowledge management skills (using database tools, spreadsheet tools, presentation graphics, and online research queries for business decision making and problem solving)
Understand, identify, and address ethical circumstances and dilemmas and the responsibility of business professionals in society
Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for leadership (negotiation, persuasion skills, and strategic thinking are important elements)

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:145 College Algebra4
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 15
3450:210 Calculus with Business Applic3
3300:112 English Composition II3
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

6200:201 Accounting Principles I3
6200:250 Sprdsht Model & Decision Analy3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
3300:275 Specialized Writing3
Min Credit Total 16
6200:202 Accounting Principles II3
6500:304 Business Statistics3
6500:301 Mgmt: Principles & Concepts3
6200:320 Account Systms & Internal Cont3
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

6200:301 Cost Management and Control3
6200:321 Financial Reporting & Analys I3
6600:205 Marketing Principles3
6500:305 Business Analytics3
3600:120 Introduction to Ethics3
Min Credit Total 15
6200:322 Financial Reporting & Analy II3
6200:430 Contemporary Federal Taxation3
6400:301 Principles of Finance3
6800:305 International Business3
Humanities:Not from Philosophy3
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

6400:321 Business Law I3
6500:330 Prin of Sply Chain & Oper Mgmt3
6200:431 Business Entity Taxation3
6200:454 Information Systems Security3
Elective:Major Elective3
Min Credit Total 15
6200:440 Assurance Serv & Profes Respon3
6400:322 Business Law II3
6500:490 Strategic Management3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Major Elective3
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3230:150 Human Cultures or 3850:100 Intro to Sociology may be substituted for 3750:100 Intro to Psychology
Students are encouraged to use non major electives toward minors and second majors. Non major electives are also referred to as “free electives” and are sometimes needed to reach the minimum 128 credit hours. Students should consult with their academic advisor and DAR’s to determine if these electives are needed.
Students are encouraged to pursue a minor in Information Systems, International Business, or Human Resource Management, and the following free electives: 6100:101 Global Business Practices & Concepts, 6600:275 Professional Selling or Entrepreneurship.
Students majoring in Accounting must earn a grade of C or better in: 6200:201 Accounting I, 6200:202 Accounting II, 6200:250 Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis, and 6200:321 Financial Reporting and Analysis I.
Eligible Major Electives: Choose 2 from the following (total of 6 credits): 6200:408 Int'l Financial Reporting and Analysis, 6200:420 Advanced Accounting (highly recommended for students who plan to sit for the CPA exam), 6200:450 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis, 6200:460 Advanced Managerial Accounting, 6200:470 Governmental and Institutional Accounting, 6200:490 Special Topics in Accounting, 6100:495 Internship in Accounting, 6100:497 Honors Project (honors students only)
Internships are recommended during the spring and/or summer of the junior year (i.e. Year III). Meet with an academic adviser for pre-internship approval.
Graduation GPA Requirements: 2.3 overall GPA; 2.0 business & economics GPA; 2.0 major GPA.
Course Sequencing: Students must meet all prerequisites for courses. Proper planning and meetings with your academic adviser are strategies that help students stay on track, meet prerequisites and limit scheduling conflicts.
Tuition Plateau: While the tuition plateau is 12-16 credits, some semester may warrant a student to limit the number of courses due to content and rigor.
DARS Report: Students can monitor their progress towards graduation and their GPAs by reviewing DARS every semester, located in My Akron.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 09-18-2013