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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.

Accounting majors have the opportunity to join the Accounting Leadership Program (ALP).  Students accepted to the ALP will demonstrate high levels of academic preparation and leadership-skill development for careers as Certified Public Accountants with major international and regional professional accounting firms, or careers in industry with large corporations, or federal and state governments. ALP students will be mentored by faculty and outside professionals, and will participate in other enrichment activities that prepare them to meet the hiring expectations and challenges of the top public accounting firms and leading industry employers.  Students in the Accounting Leadership Program will enhance their professional development by building a sense of community among participants, and will improve career opportunities through increased knowledge of financial accounting, auditing and income taxation.  Graduates of the Program will receive an Accounting Leadership Program certificate along with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.). For further information go to www.sbm.temple.edu/alp/.

Accounting majors are encouraged to join a professional student organization: Beta Alpha Psi (BAP--National Honorary Fraternity), the Accounting Professional Society (APS), the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), or Ascend.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

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/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

 

Requirements of Accounting Major - for Freshmen Only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 4596 ^ Senior Seminar in Accounting 3 WI
Subtotal     21  
         
NOTE: All accounting majors must complete Accounting 2521 (Cost Accounting) in the foundation prior to taking the major courses listed above.
NOTE: All accounting majors are waived from the college requirement of International Business Administration 3101 unless they add a second major or a minor.
^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

Requirements of Accounting Major - for Transfer Students only

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 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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