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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
CS120Introduction to Python1
AC272Intermediate Accounting I3
AC273Intermediate Accounting II3
IS312Data Analytics for Business3
or CS212 Data Analytics for Business
BU319Business & Professional Ethics 13
AC371Accounting Information Systems3
AC372Cost Accounting & Budgetary Control3
IS422Enterprise Cybersecurity3
AC471Individual Federal Taxation3
AC472Entity Federal Taxation3
AC473Fund & Advanced Accounting3
AC478Auditing with Data Analytics3
Total Credits73
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.
  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200 to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to georgian.edu/careerlink.
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  4. During the internship, you should maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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