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Program overview

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 major to meet diverse career opportunities in commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

Curriculum

Accounting, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145, 146 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II 7
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch 2
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
ACSC-010 YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
ACCT-445 Accounting Information Systems 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
BLEG-200 Business Law I 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
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
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
ACCT-365 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
  LAS Elective 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Electives 9
  LAS Electives 9
ACCT-430 Cost Accounting (WI) 3
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
  Accounting Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

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. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

Electives

The major includes four free electives. Students planning to pursue an MBA-accounting degree and a career in public accounting should consult an accounting professor or accounting academic adviser and take the following electives: Advanced Taxation (ACCT-440), Auditing (ACCT-490), Advanced Accounting (ACCT-540), and Business Law II (BLEG-300).

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The accounting program 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.

Curriculum

Accounting, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
0102-260 Business 1: Ideas and Creativity 4
0102-265 Business 2: Business Plan Development 2
0112-270 Business Software Applications 2
0112-285 Business 3: Commercialization 2
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics 4
0511-402 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
0535-352 Professional Communication for Business 4
1016-226 Calculus for Management Science 4
1016-319, 320 Data Analysis I, II 10
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0101-301, 302 Financial and Management Accounting 8
0101-345 Accounting Information Systems 4
0102-305 Careers in Business 1
0113-310 Global Business: An Introduction 4
0104-350 Corporate Finance 4
0110-319 Legal Environment of Business 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  General Education 8
  Laboratory Sciences 8
Third Year
0101-408 Financial Reporting and Analysis I 4
0101-409 Financial Reporting and Analysis II 4
0101-522 Personal and Small Business Taxation 4
0102-320 Organizational Behavior 4
0102-438 Business Ethics 4
0105-363 Principles of Marketing 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Free Electives 8
  Cooperative Education‡ Co-op
Fourth Year
0101-550 Financial Accounting and Reporting Issues 4
0102-551 Strategy 4
0106-401 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
0104-452 Managing Corporate Assets and Liabilities 4
0101-431 Cost Accounting 4
0102-530 Managing Innovation and Technology 4
  Free Elective 4
  General Education 8
Total Quarter Credit Hours 183

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Two quarters of cooperative education are required and must be completed within the third and fourth years.

Accounting, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-Based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145 LAS Perspective 7A: Introduction to Statistics I 3
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-Enabled Launch 2
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
STAT-146 LAS Perspective 7B: Introduction to Statistics II 4
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT-295 Sophomore Integrated Experience 1
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
ACCT-345 Accounting Information Systems 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
BLEG-200 Business Law I 3
INTB-225 Globalization 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
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
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
ACCT-365 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
  LAS Elective 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  Free Electives 9
  LAS Electives 9
ACCT-430 Cost Accounting 3
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
  Accounting Elective 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.

Electives

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:

0101-523 Advanced Taxation
0101-530 Auditing
0101-540 Advanced Accounting
0110-320 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.