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The accounting major provides broad exposure to the liberal arts as well as science and management concepts. Beyond this core, students choose an option that best fits their career interests. Students planning a career in public accounting may select undergraduate course work preparing them to enter RIT’s MBA-accounting program. Completion of both the BS and MBA-accounting degrees satisfies the New York state CPA education requirements (see electives). Students may tailor the program to meet diverse career opportunities in the commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
Accounting, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MGMT-101||Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning||3|
|ECON-101||LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|STAT-145||LAS Perspective 7A: Introduction to Statistics I||3|
|MGIS-102||Business 2: Technology-Enabled Launch||2|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing||3|
|ECON-201||LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|STAT-146||LAS Perspective 7B: Introduction to Statistics II||4|
|LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†||3|
|MKTG-230||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGMT-295||Sophomore Integrated Experience||1|
|LAS Perspective 1, 2||6|
|ACCT-345||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|BLEG-200||Business Law I||3|
|MGMT-340||Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility||3|
|ACCT-360||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|ACCT-420||Personal and Small Business Taxation||3|
|LAS Perspective 5, 6||6|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2||6|
|ACCT-365||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|LAS Immersion 3||3|
|MGMT-560||Strategy and Innovation||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||123|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.
The program contains four free electives. Students planning to pursue an MBA-accounting degree and a career in public accounting should take the following electives: Advanced Taxation, Auditing, Advanced Accounting, and Commercial Law.
For students seeking careers outside of public accounting, the following recommendations suggest ways in which electives may benefit additional career goals:
- Obtain a minor in management information systems.
- Select electives and other course work to strengthen communication skills and prepare for a legal co-op and/or law school, with corporate law as a career goal.
- Complete electives in accounting, business, and the liberal arts to prepare for a career in government service.