Ithaca College

School of Business

Accounting

The accounting curriculum prepares students for a range of careers in accounting and serves as an excellent background for graduate studies and law school. Students develop strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities while learning to apply theoretical concepts and to use accounting data, along with other analytical measurements, for decision making. Many challenging positions are available for students with accounting backgrounds.

For students interested in pursuing careers as certified public accountants, the accounting department offers a five-year, dual-degree program in accounting that is registered with the New York State Education Department. Students may receive a B.S. degree in accounting after four years of study and an M.B.A in professional accountancy after their fifth year of study. Admission to the M.B.A in professional accountancy is separate from admission to the B.S. in accounting (see below).

B.S. in Accounting

Note: Sitting for the CPA examination in New York State requires 150 hours of study. The School of Business has designed a five-year, dual-degree program, the B.S. in accounting/M.B.A. in professional accountancy, to fulfill the requisite coursework. Students who opt to complete just the B.S. in accounting degree will not qualify to sit for the New York CPA examination.

First Year

BINT-10100

World of Business

3

ECON-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

Select one

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (Groups 2 and 3) or

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (Groups 1 and 2) or

MATH-11100

Calculus I (Group 1)

4

Select one

COMP-11000

Computers and Information Technologies or

COMP-17100

Principles of Computing Science I

3-4

Select one

MATH-14400

Business Statistics

MATH-24300

Statistics

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology

3-4

Select one

WRTG-16300

Writing Seminar - Business or

WRTG-11000

Academic Writing II

3-4

Select one

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

Humanities elective

3

Total

28-31

Second Year

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

3

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

Natural science elective (choose from biology,

chemistry, or physics)

3

Social science elective

3

Humanities elective

3

Cultural diversity elective

3

International dimensions elective (international business liberal arts elective; approved list available in dean's office)

3

Liberal arts elective

3

Total

33

Third Year

ACCT-34500

Intermediate Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-34600

Financial Accounting Theory and Reporting

3

FINA-31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

HRM-30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management (LA)

3

PROD-34500

Operations Management

3

ECON-22000

Managerial Economics

3

Social science elective

3

Liberal arts elective

6

Total

30

Fourth Year

ACCT-40600

Auditing

3

ACCT-49300

Tax Accounting

3

MGMT-42100

Strategic Management *

3

MGMT-31000

Leadership in Organizations

3

ACCT-49800

Accounting: Internship (Block 1) +

3

ACCT-31500

Cost Analysis and Decision Making (Block 2)

3

MKTG-31000

Quantitative Methods in Business (Block 2)

3

GBUS-30700

Commercial Law (Block 2)

3

Liberal arts electives

4

Total

28

* Note: All level-4 business courses must be taken at Ithaca College.

+ May substitute ACCT-49600 Practicum in Tax Accounting for students not continuing into the Ithaca College M.B.A. in professional accountancy program.

M.B.A. in Professional Accountancy

To be eligible for admission into the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program (the fifth year), students must (1) have completed the B.S. in accounting program, (2) have achieved at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA, and (3) have met the minimum GMAT score expectations for the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program (at least 500).

BGRD-60300

Taxation for Managers

3

BGRD-63200

Corporate Financial Management

3

BGRD-64000

Marketing Management

3

BGRD-66000

Operations Management and Advanced Technologies

3

BGRD-60200

Advanced Auditing and Research

3

BGRD-62000

Strategic Management

3

BGRD-65000

Organization and Management

3

BGRD-61000

Managing in a Global Economy

3

BGRD-60500

Accounting Practicum

3

BGRD-63000

Industry Analysis I

2

BGRD-63100

Industry Analysis II

3

BGRD-60400

Advanced Financial Reporting

3

Total

35