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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Accounting

Eric G. Press, Chairman
Office: Alter Hall 448

215-204-8127
eric.press@temple.edu
www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/accounting/


The program provides students with a broad general education and intensive study within the major as preparation for professional careers in public accounting, industry, consulting, government, and not-for-profit institutions.

The curriculum in accounting is designed to acquaint students with the conceptual framework and theory of accounting, transactional analysis, asset management, liabilities, owners' equity, and financial reporting. Cost analysis and control, accounting information systems, taxation, consolidated financial statements, and foreign operations also are covered, along with auditing techniques and an understanding of the ethical and performance standards of the profession.

Accounting majors are encouraged to join a professional student organization: Beta Alpha Psi (BAP--National Honorary Fraternity), the Institute for Management Accountants - Temple Chapter (IMA-T), the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), or Ascend.

 

Students seeking the CPA designation after graduation:

Effective January 1, 2012 the education and experience required to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania changed. All candidates seeking the CPA designation after January 1, 2012 must complete 150 hours of college education (undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination of both), including 36 hours in accounting and auditing, business law, finance or tax subjects acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy.  With this change, Pennsylvania conforms to the national education standard of 150 credit hours and one year of public accounting experience—in addition to the successful completion of the CPA Exam—before the granting of a CPA license.

For additional information regarding the PA CPA exam, please visit the following web sites:
www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/accounting/cpa-exam/overview/

www.picpa.org/Content/40441.aspx


Master of Accountancy Program (MAcc) — new cycles begin each fall semester


Students can meet the new Pennsylvania requirements by completing a Bachelor's degree (e.g. the current accounting major in the Fox School's BBA) and the Fox School of Business Master of Accountancy degree (MAcc). Students enrolled in the Fox School's undergraduate accounting program will be eligible to apply for the MAcc after completing 90 semester-hour credits (that is, they can apply for admission to the MAcc at the completion of their junior year). Students can also meet the new requirements by completing 150 undergraduate credit hours.

For more information about the MAcc, please visit: www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/specialized-masters-program/concentrations/master-of-accountancy/

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in academic year 2013-2014 and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements 

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements including the requirements of the major listed below. Accounting students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the major and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for new students

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of Accounting Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2521^ Cost Accounting 3  
Accounting 3511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Accounting 3512 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
Accounting 3526 Accounting Information Systems 3  
Accounting 3531 Federal Taxes on Income 3  
Accounting 3533 Advanced Accounting 3  
Accounting 3596 Auditing 3 WI
Accounting 4501^^
  or
4502^^
Accounting Senior Seminar
    or
Senior Seminar - Management Accounting
3  
Subtotal     24  
         
^ Accounting 2521 (Cost Accounting) replaces Accounting 2102 in the lower division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
^^ One of the two major capstone courses is taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.
NOTE: All accounting majors are waived from the college requirement of International Business Administration 3101 unless they add a second major or a minor.  Please see an academic advisor to review this waiver further.
Accounting majors should consider taking Legal Studies 3507 (Business Law for Accountants) as an elective to meet the course subject requirements for the CPA exam.

 

Suggested Sequence of Accounting Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
Accounting 3511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Accounting 3526 Accounting Information Systems 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Accounting 3512 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Accounting 3531 Federal Taxes on Income 3  
Accounting 3596 Auditing 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Free Elective     4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 4501
  or
4502
Accounting Senior Seminar
    or
Senior Seminar - Management Accounting
3  
Accounting 3533 Advanced Accounting 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Accounting: 124  

 

Online BBA Program

The Accounting major is available as an online BBA degree completion program designed for new students ready to start their junior year in a business curriculum. Please visit the Online BBA web site for program and admission information.

 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

 

Minor

Students in any college who wish to understand basic business foundations, financial statements, and the accountant's role in the management of a company can pursue a minor in accounting. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor. Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.

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