Accounting

Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Science – Evening College

Overview

The Accounting Program is committed to preparing students for a wide range of careers in business, government, and industry and to provide them with strong fundamentals in auditing, taxation, managerial and financial accounting, that would allow them to successfully pursue graduate studies in accounting or business. Upon completion of the program, accounting graduates are eligible to sit for the CPA exam. In the Accounting Program, students receive exceptional training in business and leadership, combined with a broad liberal arts education.  They also receive practical, hands-on training with an accounting internship. This valuable combination makes our accounting graduates very marketable.

Our faculty members are skilled experts in areas such as management, accounting, marketing, economics, small business, international business, and information systems. A dedicated Advisory Board consisting of business leaders provides guidance to the program. Our classes feature guest business lecturers who are CEOs, corporate officers, and partners of regional, national, and international firms.

Highlights

Graduates from the business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Many business graduates go on to pursue their Masters degrees at some of the nation’s finest business schools, a task made easier by the training and education gained during their undergraduate years at Columbia College.

Our students benefit from the B.E.A. Club, a student organization that brings students together for business education and social activities. Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.

B.S. in Accounting

Major Courses (49 semester hours):

  • BUS 202 Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 261 Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 262 Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311 Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 350 Computer Applications in Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 363 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 364 Intermediate Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 367 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 368 Cost Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371 Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 465 Advanced Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 466 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 470I Internship in Business (4 s.h.)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Economics II, Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives (6 semester hours):

(These courses may be used to satisfy general education requirements, or requirements for a minor or a second major.)

  • MATH 107 Business Calculus (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 140 Elementary Statistics (3 s.h.)

B.S. in Accounting – Evening College

Major Courses (45 semester hours):

  • BUS 202 Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 261 Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 262 Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311 Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 350 Computer Applications in Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 363 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 364 Intermediate Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 367 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 368 Cost Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371 Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 465 Advanced Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 466 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Economics II, Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Specified Electives (6 semester hours):

(These courses may be used to satisfy general education requirements, or requirements for a minor or a second major.)

  • MATH 107 Business Calculus (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 140 Elementary Statistics (3 s.h.)

Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Science – Evening College