An accounting major is an excellent route toward success in a business career. Opportunities are plentiful across a wide array of professions.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s liberal arts approach to education emphasizes communication skills and exposure to the arts, sciences and humanities. This combination of specialized emphasis in accounting with the general benefits of a liberal arts education equips aspiring accountants with the necessary tools to succeed in the workplace.
As an accounting major, you have the opportunity to take courses that prepare you for the CPA exams and certification, while also having the opportunity to gain experience through internships.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the accounting sector is growing and features a salary nearly double the national average.
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Learning Inside & Outside the Classroom
The College of Business and Economics provides accounting majors access to many out-of-class opportunities in business, including student organizations, study abroad, community outreach and undergraduate research within a course or independently with a faculty mentor.
Qualifying senior accounting majors are eligible for one or two-semester accounting internships. As an accounting firm intern, you are given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience outside of the classroom.
An accounting major is an excellent route toward success in a business career. Opportunities are plentiful across a wide array of professions. It is an evolving and exciting field, given the rapid changes in public policy, technology, globalization and market change. Options include public accounting, tax accounting, corporate accounting and bookkeeping, public sector and non-profit accounting and auditing.
LR’s accounting major is designed to prepare students for entry into the profession, for sitting for the CPA exams and certification, and for continuing forward with graduate education.
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The accounting program truly prepares you for a successful career after graduation. I was able to find employment before I even graduated.
A student may transfer in the following:
- the common Business core courses except for BUS 450 - Business Policy and no more than 6 credit hours from BUS 320, BUS 340, BUS 344, BUS 360, and BUS 370.
- no more than 6 credit hours from the required major courses.
Students in the College of Business & Economics may elect to pursue honors work. To be eligible for honors, students must:
- have a 3.2 cumulative GPA;
- have a 3.5 GPA in the major; and
- have completed ACC 231 and BUS 300, BUS 340, BUS 360 and CSC 175 or have been invited to apply by the faculty of the College of Business & Economics;
- have successfully complete BUS 320 and BUS 344 as honors courses;
- have successfully complete BUS 499 concurrently with BUS 450, which includes a specific business written analysis report and an oral presentation to the faculty of the College of Business & Economics.
The major in Accounting provides specialized accounting training augmented by the courses in the business core. The combination of the specialized information and the common body of knowledge provide the aspiring accountant the necessary tools for the workplace. For the Accounting student desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), additional courses are available as electives at the undergraduate and graduate level. The graduate is eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accounting examination and the Certified Management Accounting examination upon completion of the program and courses required by The Examining Body. Career possibilities exist in public accounting practice, corporate accounting and finance, and governmental operations. The Accounting major earns a B. A. degree. Course requirements for the Accounting major are as follows:
- General Education Requirements (37 hours)
- Technical Requirements (3 Hours)
Major Business Core Courses (33 Hours)
- ACC 231 - Accounting Principles
- BUS 320 - Management Information Systems
- BUS 340 - Business Management
- BUS 344 - Business Finance
- BUS 346 - Business Statistics
- BUS 360 - Marketing
- BUS 370 - Business Law I
- BUS 450 - Business Policy
- CSC 175 - Information Technology
- ECO 121G - Principles of Economics Macroeconomics
- ECO 122 - Principles of Economics Microeconomics
Major Requirements (18 Hours)
- ACC 331 - Accounting Principles-Intermediate I
- ACC 332 - Income Tax Accounting
- ACC 334 - Accounting Principles-Intermediate II
- ACC 431 - Accounting Principles-Advanced
- ACC 432 - Cost Accounting
- ACC 433 - Auditing
Students intending to take the CPA exam will be advised to use their free electives to take these additional courses required for success on the exam
- ACC 421 - Governmental, Non-Profit, International
- ACC 430 - Corporation, Partnership, Estate Tax
- BUS 372 - Business Law II
General Elective Credits
Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128
On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.
All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.
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