The Bachelor of Science in Accounting, under the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership, is designed for students looking to enter the challenging field of accounting. The industries of finance and accounting hold a significant rate of growth in employment opportunities. The program will provide students with a strong knowledge of accounting principles and practical business applications while preparing them for a career in accounting or a related field.
For students who are specifically interested in the field of public accounting, this program will complete the credit hours and course content required by the state of Connecticut and 48 other states to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination.
Upon completing the program of study in Accounting, students will:
- Exhibit basic competencies in interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, leadership, and teamwork appropriate for the business world.
- Acquire and apply basic knowledge in the student’s chosen field.
- Integrate the functional components of business into a workable whole.
- Illustrate the ability to apply critical thinking and reasoning skills and to utilize effective problem solving techniques.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation for cultural, ethical, and responsible behaviors in a global world.
The Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College has received specialized accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. The IACBE grants accreditation for business and accounting programs only. Locations for program offerings are at the sole discretion of the Member.
REQUIRED CORE (21 credits)
BE 161 - Financial Accounting
BE 162 - Managerial Accounting
BE 202 - Statistics for Business and Economics
BE 205 - Principles of Microeconomics
BE 334 - Business Law
MG 131 - Principles of Management
MG 231 - Principles of Marketing
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
BE 135 - Business Communications
BE 204 - Principles of Macroeconomics
BE 261 - Intermediate Accounting I
BE 262 - Intermediate Accounting II
BE 263 - Cost Accounting
BE 265 - Corporate Financial Management
BE 361 - Federal Income Taxation for Individuals
BE 362 - Auditing
BE 380 - Accounting Internship
BE 395 - Accounting Capstone
CIS 171 - Business Spreadsheet Development
*ADP students may substitute BE 394 for BE 380
Master of Science in Accounting: Five-Year B.S./M.S.A. (Traditional Undergraduate Students Only)
This program is designed for traditional undergraduate students who have demonstrated an ability to excel and a desire to obtain a Master of Science in Accounting degree in a minimal amount of time. A total of 150 credits are required to receive both the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting degrees. Of these, 120 credits are completed in the undergraduate program and 30 credits in the graduate program. During senior year, students take 2 graduate courses in addition to their regular undergraduate schedule.
Students with 30 credits remaining entering their senior year take a total of 18 credits each semester (15 undergraduate and 3 graduate credits). There is no extra cost to the student for these credits during their undergraduate study if they have been accepted into the five-year program. A preferred approach is that students accelerate their undergraduate studies prior to their senior year and enter their senior year with 24 credits remaining in the undergraduate program. This approach would allow seniors to complete 12 undergraduate credits and 3 graduate credits, 15 total credits, in each semester of their final year.
Students should apply to the Master of Science in Accounting program during the spring of their junior year and must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.5 to be accepted into the five-year program. At the time of acceptance, students will be assigned a graduate faculty advisor in addition to their undergraduate faculty advisor.