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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Accounting

Eric G. Press, Chair
Office: Speakman Hall 335
215-204-8127
eric.press@temple.edu
http://fox.temple.edu/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.

There are three professional student organizations available for accounting majors: Beta Alpha Psi (BAP--National Honorary Fraternity), the Accounting Professional Society (APS), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

Summary of 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/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

 

Requirements of Accounting Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Accounting 3512 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
Accounting 3596 Auditing 3 WI
Accounting 3526^ Accounting Information Systems 3  
Accounting 3531 Federal Taxes on Income 3  
Accounting 3533 Advanced Accounting 3  
Accounting 4596 Senior Seminar in Accounting 3 WI*
Law S.B.M. 3507 Business Law for Accountants 3  
Select one Economics course from either: 3  
Economics^^

Economics^^
3563

3564
International Trade
     or
International Monetary Economics
   
Subtotal     30  
         
* indicates Writing Capstone      
^ Accounting 3526 meets the Technology requirement for the Accounting major.    
^^Economics 3563 or 3564 will meet the 3500+ level Economics requirement as well as the International Business requirement for Accounting students.  
         
         

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