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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Accounting

Eric G. Press, Chair
Office: Alter Hall 448

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 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.

Students graduating after January 1, 2012:

Effective January 1, 2012, the education and experience requirements to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania have changed. All candidates seeking the CPA designation after January 1, 2012 are required to complete 150 hours of college education, including 36 hours in accounting, auditing, business law, finance, or tax subjects. The 150 credits can be accomplished through undergraduate studies, graduate studies or a combination of both. 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. The law in Pennsylvania through December 31, 2011 requires 120 credit hours and two years of public accounting experience and the successful completion of the CPA Exam before the granting of a CPA license.

Students will meet the new Pennsylvania requirements by completing a Bachelor's degree (e.g., the current accounting major in the Fox School's B.B.A. program) and the Fox School of Business' newly proposed Master of Accountancy (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). The MAcc program is currently in the review and approval phase and is expected to commence in Fall 2011.

For additional information regarding the MAcc, please visit www.sbm.temple.edu/dept/accounting/index.html.

For additional information regarding the PA CPA exam, please visit www.cpazone.org.

 

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 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 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

Suggested Sequence for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

Suggested Sequence 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.

 

Suggested Sequence of Accounting Major - For Freshmen Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Accounting 3511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Accounting 3526 Accounting Information Systems 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Accounting 3512 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
Accounting 3596 Auditing 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Accounting 3531 Federal Taxes on Income 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 4596 Senior Seminar in Accounting 3 WI
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 (freshmen): 124  

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.

 

Suggested Sequence of Accounting Major - For Transfer Students Only

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
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CORE   TILT Tutorial 0  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
LAW S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC/GU
C+IN SC 1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Subtotal     17  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
CORE   Science & Technology A 4 SA
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods & Concepts 3 QB
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
STOC 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
Accounting 3511 Intermediate Accounting I 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
CORE   Core Area 3 AR/IS/RS
Accounting 3512 Intermediate Accounting II 3  
Accounting 3526 Accounting Information Systems 3  
Select one of the following:   3  
Economics

Economics
3563

3564
International Trade
     or
International Monetary Economics
   
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
Free elective     3  
Accounting 3596 Auditing 3  
Accounting 3531 Federal Taxes 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Accounting 4596 Senior Seminar in Accounting 3 WI
Accounting 3533 Advanced Accounting 3  
Law S.B.M. 3507 Business Law for Accountants 3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Accounting (transfer students): 123  

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. Requirements for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.

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