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Accounting

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 10 percent between 2016 and 2026—faster 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.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students must successfully complete 120 credits which include 66 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework as follows:

Business Core Courses
AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23
BU211Business Law3
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3
BU241Principles of Marketing3
BU335Financial Management I3
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1
BU351Internship2
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3
Accounting Major Courses
AC272Intermediate Accounting I3
AC273Intermediate Accounting II3
BU319Business & Professional Ethics 13
AC371Accounting Information Systems3
AC372Cost Accounting & Budgetary Control3
AC471Individual Federal Taxation3
AC472Entity Federal Taxation3
AC473Fund & Advanced Accounting3
AC478Auditing with Data Analytics3
Total Credits66
1

Course may also satisfy a General Education requirement.

2

BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA109 College Algebra, MA110 Precalculus, or MA115 Calculus I.



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

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.

Minor Sequence

The Minor in Accounting requires 18 credits from:

AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3
AC272Intermediate Accounting I3
AC273Intermediate Accounting II3
AC471Individual Federal Taxation3
Select one of the following:3
AC371
Accounting Information Systems
AC472
Entity Federal Taxation
AC473
Fund & Advanced Accounting
Total Credits18



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

In addition to our rigorous academic program, we also emphasize career and professional development through experiential learning. All students within the School of Business & Digital Media are required to complete an internship. Specifically, in Accounting, recent students from our program have interned with:

  • AJC Accounting
  • Central Jersey Tax Services
  • Goldstein & Loggia’s CPA, LLC.
  • Holman Frenia Allison, PC
  • Mattia Building Contractors
  • Orchard Street Settlement, LLC.
  • PFK O’Connor Davis
  • St. Joseph School for the Blind
  • United States Department of Justice

Click here for the procedure for registration and completion of an internship.

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