Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Academic Information

This undergraduate degree provides a solid foundation for students planning to pursue a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, or public accounting.  Students completing this academic plan may apply for the competitive MBA-ACC program, one of several avenues for a student to complete the 150 units needed for the CPA exam.

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy?

Accounting is recognized as one of the world's leading professions, offering many opportunities for a rewarding career.  By enrolling in the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), you will be ideally poised to take advantage of the growing market demand for accounting graduates and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates.  You will also join a comprehensive, quality accounting program that is cost-efficient.  You'll study in The W. A. Franke College of Business building on the spacious, forested south campus.  This complete learning environment includes classrooms, study areas, computer facilities, faculty offices, and a student lounge.

The goal of our program is to prepare our graduates for their first position in the field of accounting and to give them the skills to continue to progress throughout their career.  We actively promote and enhance employment opportunities for our graduates. 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Credit management
  • Financial analysis

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • FBI agent
  • Corporate and Industry accounting
  • Not for profit organization accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Managerial Accountant
  • IRS agent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 121
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-B Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The goal of our program is to prepare our graduates for their first position in the field of accounting and to give them the skills to continue to progress throughout their careers.

In pursuit of this goal, the Accounting Area seeks to continuously improve the curriculum to ensure that our graduates possess those core competencies which are most closely aligned with the value contributed by accounting professionals. Accordingly, the NAU Accounting Program follows the recommendations contained in the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Core Competency Framework and the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC) Assessment for the New Curriculum: A Guide for Professional Accounting Programs. These competencies support the concept of learning as a continuum that begins in an academic setting and continues with life-long professional education and experience. This core competency framework focuses on skills and is not necessarily structured around traditional subject areas. While knowledge requirements will change with time, these core competencies have long-term value and will support a variety of career opportunities. Further, by basing curriculum guidance on professional expectations, the Program Objective aims to ease transition from student to professional.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

The W. A. Franke College of Business

Accounting

Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


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