Accounting is certainly a timeless profession, but it’s also one that’s evolving and adapting rapidly in the Digital Age. Chaminade’s Accounting major is designed to prepare you for those new challenges and new opportunities, offering a rock-solid foundation of coursework, an ethical framework, hands-on learning, and analysis on developments and trends in the profession.
So why pursue accounting?
Accounting is often referred to as the “language of business.” And its fluent speakers—accountants—are tasked with everything from preparing, examining and ensuring the accuracy of financial documents to making key financial recommendations based on thorough reviews.
Accountants are in high demand and they’re needed in just about every sector, including in government and the for- and not-for-profit worlds. That’s why we stress experiential learning before graduation day, including with several civil service projects geared toward community needs. Our free tax clinics, for example, allow students to get experience with real clients. Accounting majors help families sign up for student aid through a separate project.
- The FAFSA project involves communication majors and accounting students. Help low-income and immigrant families fill out FAFSA forms, enabling these students a chance at a college education.
- Tax Clinics allow accounting students to get work experience with real-life clients, and at the same time assist homeless, low-income or immigrant families.
Upon completion of the B.S. undergraduate degree in Accounting, students will be able to:
- Apply the technical aspects of financial accounting and reporting.
- Apply operational and managerial accounting skills.
- Distinguish the differences between governmental accounting and reporting principles and those of financial reporting for for-profit entities.
- Explain the key concepts of auditing and attestation services.
- Compile federal and state income tax returns for individuals.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills and utilize communication and group collaboration skills.
- Recall the fundamentals of traditional ethical concepts and principles, identify ethical issues, utilize skills in making ethical judgments and summarize current knowledge of professional standards and legal issues.
- Understand the value of community service and service-learning through experiential projects.
- BU 200 Introduction to Business
- BU 224 Applied Business Statistics
- AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
- AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
- EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
- EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
- CIS 103 Computers and Application Software
EC 201 will satisfy the Social Science general education requirement
MA 103 is a required prerequisite for AC 201 and EC 202
- MGT 305 Management of Information Resources
- MGT 306 Human Resource Management
- AC 301 Intermediate Accounting I
- AC 302 Intermediate Accounting II
- AC 303 Managerial Accounting
- AC 306 Tax Concepts Principles of Taxation
- BU 324 Quantitative Methods in Business
- BU 308 Professional Writing and Presentation
- MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
- FIN 301 Principles of Finance
- BU 362 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
- BU 416 Career Development
- AC 408 Governmental Accounting
- AC 404 Auditing I
- AC 405 Auditing II
- BU 469 Business Strategy
- BU 470 Senior Field Project
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