accounting program

The B.S. in Accounting program at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, will equip you to enter a business, agency, or organization as an accountant, auditor, or other financial professional. It is the foundation to pursue graduate study in accounting or pass the CPA examination. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for accountants and auditors will grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018—much quicker than the average occupation.

The curriculum covers broad business and accounting perspectives, as well as technical accounting skills. Learn from accomplished professors and experienced professionals who deliver an experiential curriculum that enables you to gain analytical, management, communication, sales, and business development skills.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Accounting, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Business core courses (39 credits)
  • Accounting courses (27 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Business Core:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Computing & Information Systems in Business (3)
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts (3)*
  • BU211 Business Law (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)

Accounting:

  • AC272 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • AC273 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • BU319 Business & Professional Ethics (3)
  • AC371 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • AC372 Cost Accounting & Budgetary Control (3)
  • AC471 Individual Federal Taxation (3)
  • AC472 Entity Federal Taxation (3)
  • AC473 Fund & Advanced Accounting (3)
  • AC478 Auditing, Attestation & Corporate Governance (3)

*BU121 may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA107, MA109, MA110, or MA115.

Add financial expertise to your list of skills with a minor in accounting from GCU. Gain a broad overview of best practices and regulations in the accounting arena. This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in accounting, you must successfully complete:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • AC272 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • AC273 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • AC471 Individual Federal Taxation (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • AC371 Accounting Information Systems (3)
    • AC472 Entity Federal Taxation (3)
    • AC473 Fund & Advanced Accounting (3)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Discuss your intent to pursue an internship with your academic advisor and identify a faculty internship course instructor (which can be the internship coordinator, your advisor, or another School of Business and Digital Media full-time faculty member). Note that for most students, the requirement is to complete a 2-credit internship in your major and concentration, which involves 70 to 90 hours of career-type work with the company or organization at which you are interning.
  2. Complete the Registration Form and Contract and submit the forms to your faculty internship course instructor. Subsequent signatures for the department chair and dean will be taken care of through the faculty internship course instructor.
  3. Once all signatures are obtained, the dean’s office will send the registration form to the Office of the Registrar. They will then register you for the internship. You will receive notification via GCU e-mail that it has been processed.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your faculty internship course instructor and employer.
    • During the last week of the internship, please be sure that your site supervisor has completed the Intern Evaluation and submitted it to the internship coordinator. Additionally, please complete the Internship Completion Form and send that to your faculty internship course instructor.
  5. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word paper to the faculty internship course instructor containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization;
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.