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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Accounting

Eric G. Press, Chairman
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:

Master of Accountancy Program (MAcc)—begins Fall 2011


Effective January 1, 2012, the education and experience required to become a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania change. 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.  Through December 31, 2011, the law in Pennsylvania requires 120 credit hours and two years public accounting experience and the successful completion of the CPA Exam before the granting of a CPA license.

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). The first class to enter the MAcc program will commence in fall 2011. Students can also meet the new requirements by completing 150 undergraduate credit hours.

For more information about the MAcc, please visit: www.sbm.temple.edu/dept/accounting/


For additional information regarding the PA CPA exam, please visit the following websites:
www.sbm.temple.edu/dept/accounting/cpa_exam.html

www.picpa.org/Content/40441.aspx

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in academic year 2011-2012 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 http://sbm.temple.edu/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

 

Major Requirements for new students

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 ^^ Accounting Senior Seminar 3  
Subtotal     24  
         
^ Accounting 2521 (Cost Accounting) replaces Accounting 2102 in the lower division foundation and must be taken prior to all other courses in the major. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
NOTE: All accounting majors are waived from the college requirement of International Business Administration 3101 unless they add a second major or a minor.
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.
^^This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

 

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  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HRM 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting 3  
BA 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BA 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RMI 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BA 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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
BA 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 4501 Accounting Senior Seminar 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  

 

 


 

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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