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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

Administered by Department of Accounting, College of Business

Effective Summer 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

General education electives - Select a minimum of 4 semester hours in non-business elective courses. Note: Graduation requires successful completion of a total of 120 semester hours.

Requirements for the Major - A total of 61 semester hours is required for a major in Accounting under the Business Administration degree program. Required courses include:

Business Core Curriculum (24 semester hours):

ACCT.221 Principles of Accounting I

ACCT.222 Principles of Accounting II

FINANCE.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance


LAW.331 Law and Legal Environment

MGMT.244 Principles of Management

MGMT.481 Business Policies and Strategies

MKTG.310 Marketing: Principles and Practices

Accounting Requirements (34 semester hours):

ACCT.310 Accounting Information Systems

ACCT.321 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT.322 Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT.323 Intermediate Accounting III

ACCT.324 Federal Tax Accounting

ACCT.348 Cost Accounting

ACCT.358 Managerial Reporting

ACCT.424 Adv Fed Tax Accounting

ACCT.431 Topics in Financial Reporting

ACCT.442 Auditing Theory and Procedure

LAW.332 Business and Commercial Law

Elective Courses – Three (3) credits of the Electives in Business must be 300 or 400-level business courses – NOT to include BUSED.333 Business Communications and Report Writing.

When selecting an elective, students should be sure they have proper prerequisites and avoid elective courses below that level for which the student has already been prepared in that subject field. Courses designated within BUSED, ACCT, MISCIS, MGMT, ITM, FINANCE, MKTG, OR LAW are considered business electives.

COB Professional Development Program:

ZIPD.101 – Functional Areas of Business

ZIPD.102 – Interconnectedness of Business

ZIPD.201 – Career Exploration

ZIPD.202 – Career Preparation

ZIPD.301 – Preparation for the Workforce

ZIPD.302 – Build your brand

ZIPD.401 – Networking & Job Search

ZIPD.402 – Career Transition

General Education:

Among 59 semester hours of general education courses, students must take:

BUSED.101 Intro to Business

BUSED.333 Business Communications and Report Writing

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

ECONOMIC.121 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECONOMIC.122 Principles of Microeconomics

ECONOMIC.156 Business & Economic Math (or MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus)

ECONOMIC.256 Business and Economics Statistics

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

Students are required to have earned an overall 2.0 cumulative average to graduate. Accounting majors are required to have earned a 2.0 cumulative average in: 1) Business Core requirements, 2) Accounting Specialization requirements, and 3) Electives in Business. Forty percent (40%) of all credits (48 credits) must be completed at the upper division level.