Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Visiting Assistant Professor Ben Johnson is one of the talented faculty who helps mentor UE Accounting students, preparing them for successful careers in the public and private sectors.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Accounting majors in the Schroeder School of Business learn the skills they will need to organize, summarize, and interpret information about an organization's economic activities. In today's business market, accountants play an ever-increasing role in a company's decision-making process by providing these relevant data and advising managers, lenders, analysts, and investors as to its meaning.
With an accounting degree from the University of Evansville, graduates find rewarding careers working as advisors within business organizations, or as public accountants providing management services, tax advice, and independent audit services.
In addition, the Schroeder School of Business recently announced a partnership with the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, in which accounting graduates who meet certain requirements will be automatically admitted to Kelley's Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) graduate program. As a result of this agreement, UE accounting students are not required to take the GMAT exam as part of their admission into the Kelly MSA program. This collaborative action between the two prestigious programs results in outstanding opportunities for UE graduates wishing to obtain an advanced degree in accounting.
New Course Offering: 'Computer Accounting' ACCT 380
What: Computer Accounting - Fundamental knowledge in the preparation of general purpose financial statements and business record keeping through the utilization of Peachtree and Quickbooks.
Why: Because business students should be equipped with appropriate conceptual, analytical, and technical skills to work as an accountant in a computerized business environment.
Who: Those students interested in working for or serving the 3.1 million businesses in North America and 6.1 businesses world wide who utilize this type of accounting in their small to medium sized enterprises.
How: Students will learn to develop and maintain accounting records and systems for service and retail businesses based on real life business situations and examples.
Contact: For more information, contact Rania Mousa, Assistant Professor of Accounting 488-2853.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The BS in accounting requires students to complete 124 semester hours, allocated as follows:
- The University's general education requirements - 41 hours
- The Schroeder School of Business common core - 45 hours
- The accounting major area - 22 hours or more, and
- Free electives for the balance of the 124 hour total - approximately 16 hours
- General education - 41 hours: Including Interdisciplinary 150; Management 497; Mathematics 134 or 221.
Courses in economics cannot be used to satisfy the Human Behavior and Society requirement.
Common Core - 45 hours
The purpose of the common core is to provide students with careful preparation in the fundamental tools of decision making and leadership. All accounting majors complete the following courses:
- Accounting 210, 211, 321, 398
- Business 269, 270; Economics 101, 102
- Experiential Education 90
- Finance 361
- Law 201
- Management 310, 377
- Marketing 325
- Quantitative Methods 227
- Software Application 110.
Major - 22 hours
- Accounting 150, 310, 311, 317, 329, 414
- Six hours of upper-division accounting or business electives selected with the approval of the student's academic advisor.
Free Electives: Remaining hours to total 124 hours (approximately 16 hours needed)
For more details refer to page 98 in the 2011-2013 University of Evansville catalog.