curriculum

Accelerated BS/MS Accounting Curriculum

You will complete the following curriculum requirements, beginning with the seventh semester. During the spring semester, following the completion of the undergraduate portion of the program, you commence the graduate portion of the program, which will be completed during the following fall semester. Internships and work programs during the graduate portion of the program also are available.

The structure of the BS/MS Accounting program allows you the ability to continue your study of Accounting, earning a Master of Accounting, while also preparing yoursel for the CPA examination. Students looking to meet the CPA credit requirement will find that FDU's 150 credit hour BS/MS Accounting program allows them to do so while attaining a deeper understanding of Accounting theory, concepts, and practices.

Recommended BS/MS Accounting Program Course Curriculum

NOTE:  The requirements below show the current degree program implemented starting in Fall 2013. Any student with specific questions should contact the advisor on his or her home campus. Numbers in parentheses indicate recommended semester. Courses with one asterisk (*) have prerequisites. Courses with two asterisks (**) can be taken concurrently. All courses are three credits except for FRSH 1000 (one credit).

General Education Requirements

Specific Skills

ENGW1101 College Writing Workshop (1,2) OR
    ENWR1101 Academic Writing
ENGW1102 Research Writing Workshop* OR
    ENWR1102 Academic Research & Writing*
DSCI1234 Mathematics for Business Decisions (1,2) OR
    DSCI1239 Calculus with Business Applications (1,2)
DSCI2029 Introduction to Statistics* (3)
COMM2099 Professional Communication OR
    COMM2101 Professional Communication

Social and Behavioral Science (choose 3 courses)

Courses to be selected from Anthropology, History, Political Science/International Studies, Psychology, or Sociology courses for which the student meets prerequisites, ECON 2205 or ORGS 1100 (Ethical Issues in Social Institutions). Not more than two courses may be taken from any one of these disciplines. ORGS 1100 is a recommended course.

Humanities or Language Elective (choose 1 course)

Elective course to be selected from Literature, Philosophy, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Music or Theatre; or foreign language.

Literature/Language Elective (choose 1 course)

Elective course must be an advisor-approved course in literature or foreign language. Students electing a foreign language are encouraged to complete a second semester of that same language.

Scientific Analysis/Excel Proficiency (6 credits)

Elective courses to be selected from 1000-level (or above) courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics or Environmental Science, or from MIS 1045-Information Technology in Business Communication**, or ENGR 3000 Modern Technologies. One of the two courses selected must have a laboratory requirement. All business students must take a proficiency exam for skills in Excel, or choose to take MIS 1045. Students must take MIS 1045 if exam results indicate lack of Excel proficiency.

University Requirements

NOTE: University core courses cannot begin until student has been placed into ENGW 1101 Freshman Writing Workshop or ENWR 1101 Academic Writing.

FRSH1000 Freshman Seminar (1)
CORE1001 Perspectives on the Individua l( 2)
CORE2002 The American Experience or substitute (3,4)
CORE2003 Cross Cultural Perspectives or substitute (4,5)
CORE3004 The Global Issues (6,7)

Free Electives (choose 4 courses)

Any undergraduate course offered by the University provided that prerequisites have been met. Free electives may be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor or count toward a second major.

Business Core

ECON2001 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
ACCT2021 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
MGMT2600 Organizational Behavior** (2,3)
ECON2102 Introduction to Macroeconomics* (4)
ACCT2022 Introductory Managerial Accounting** (4)
MIS2001 Management Information Systems
MKTG2120 Principles of Marketing* (3)
DSCI2130 Business Statistics* (4)
FIN3250 Principles of Financial Analysis* (4,5)
LAW2276 Business and the Law (3,4)
DSCI3152 Operations Management* (5)
BUSI4160 Strategic Management Forum* (7,8)

Restricted Business Core (3 credits)

FIN 3310-Intermediate Financial Analysis is required for all Accounting majors.

For the 150-hour accounting program, the GMAT must be taken at the end of junior year.

Major Courses

NOTE:  Must earn a grade of "C" or better in these courses for graduation requirements.

ACCT3241  Intermediate Financial Accounting I (5)
ACCT3243 Cost Accounting Measurement & Control (5)
ACCT3242 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (6)
ACCT3390 Accounting Information Systems (6)
ACCT4261 Advanced Accounting
ACCT4263 Auditing Concepts (7,8)
ACCT4267 Fundamentals of Federal Taxation (5,7,8)

Graduate Courses

For students who are accepted in the 150-Hour Accounting Program

ACCT6606 Federal Tax II
ACCT6680 Selected Accounting Topics
LAW6657 Applied Business Law
ACCT6682 Advanced Auditing
ACCT6690 Seminar: Accounting & Audit Case Studies

Graduate Accounting Electives (choose 2 courses)

Graduate Business Electives (choose 3 courses)