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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.

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)
  • 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)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)

Accounting:

  • AC272 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • AC273 Intermediate Accounting II (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 with Data Analytics (3)
  • BU319 Business & Professional Ethics (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. Schedule an appointment to meet with Theodora Sergiou, internship coordinator – https://georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200.
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using Career Link.
    1. On the Georgian Court website, select the tab for “Services & Support”, then select “Career Services. Or go to https://georgian.edu/careerlink.
    2. Select the “Student” icon. Sign in using the GCU username and the password you created for this account (it is not your GCU password). If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a password.
    3. Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu and “SBDM Internship Documentation forms.”
    4. Complete the SBDM Approval Form online and submit it. It will be sent to the internship coordinator.
  3. After the form is executed (employer signs off), the internship coordinator will send it to the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the course.
  4. During the internship:
    1. Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    2. Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor sign into CareerLink. From the Experiential Learning action menu, select “SBDM Internship Documentation Forms.”
  6. Complete and submit the Internship Evaluation form. The form will be electronically forwarded to your employer. When the employer has completed and submitted the evaluation, it will automatically be sent to the internship coordinator.
  7. While the internship evaluation is in progress, you must write and submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper on your internship experience to the internship coordinator containing:
    1. an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    2. your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization;
    3. how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    4. a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.

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