Bachelor of Science Degree

Move up in the business world with an opportunity-enhancing education in Accounting. This degree prepares you for career advancement by providing a solid foundation in a variety of accounting practices and theories. Bellevue University also offers a unique advanced degree option - the smoothest and easiest transition from an undergraduate degree in Accounting to an MBA with an Accounting concentration. In this exclusive 4+1 Program, you may be able to reduce the number of in-residency hours required and receive early placement in the MBA program. Also, if you're planning to sit for the CPA exam, this program is the place to start, as it covers all accounting concepts required to take most state exams.

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Courses in the major include:

This course is an introduction to accounting concepts and the elements of financial statements including basic accounting vocabulary and analysis of business transactions from an accounting viewpoint. Students will be required to recognize, record, and classify new accounting data. Emphasis is placed on corporate accounting. Introductory financial statement analysis and interpretation are also covered.
Managerial accounting is designed to introduce the fundamentals of managerial accounting to both accounting and non-accounting majors. It covers accounting and management decision making in both short-term and long-term strategic situations. Students will be expected to explain and apply accounting concepts including basic costing and processes, cost classifications, responsibility accounting and ethical behavior of the managerial accountant. Prerequisite: AC 205
This course is designed for students pursuing accounting or business careers and who are interested in gaining a more thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial data. Topics include concepts of future and present value, conceptual framework of accounting, study of cash and receivables, inventory measurement and valuation, and tangible operational assets as well as intangible assets. Prerequisites: AC 205 and CIS 101 or BA 222
This course is a continuation of AC 311 and is designed for those interested in gaining a more thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and procedures. Topics include income recognition, long-term liabilities, shareholder equity and retained earnings, investments, leases, pensions, and derivatives. Prerequisite: AC 311
This course will examine the theory and practice of cost accounting. Topics covered include cost accounting system, responsibility accounting, job order costing, process costing, variable costing, budgeting, cost variance, cost behavior analysis and decision-making processes. Students will have opportunities to experience how cost accounting is used within an organization through problem and case analyses. Prerequisites: AC 206 and BA 222 or CIS 101
This course focuses on federal income tax provisions and procedures used to compute tax liability for individuals. Included in the course are the concepts of income tax determination, problems of computing gross income, deductions and losses, alternative minimum tax and tax credits, non-taxable exchanges, capital gains and losses, tax liability, and preparation of tax returns. Students will be expected to prepare basic tax forms and research tax issues using appropriate research materials. Prerequisite: AC 206
This course provides an introduction to a systems view of accounting through accounting information systems (AIS) and how technology is used in AIS. Students will examine the process of developing information systems and develop knowledge of computer-based control and audit issues. Also included is the study of the five cycles of AIS and how the cycles are implemented in computer-based systems. Prerequisites: AC 206 and BA 222
The course provides students with an opportunity to receive practical training in accounting. Prerequisites: (1.) Students must have junior or senior status. (2.) Students must complete 18 credit hours in residency in the College of Business. (3.) A minimum of 9 of the 18 hours must be in upper level (300-400) accounting courses. (4.) Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the College of Business. (5.) Faculty approval is required. (1 to 3 credit hours)
This course covers advanced topics in financial accounting, such as: business combinations, partnership accounting, and fiduciary accounting. The course is designed to develop an understanding of purchase method of consolidation before introducing students to worksheet procedures for preparation of consolidated financial statements. Students will also prepare detailed reports required in the formation and dissolution of partnerships and in the accounting activities required as a fiduciary responsible for estates and trust. Prerequisite: AC 312
This course examines advanced managerial and cost accounting concepts. Discussion topics will include current managerial and cost accounting issues such as JIT, Balanced Scorecard, ABC accounting, strategic cost management, meaningful report writing for management, and quality and performance measurement. This course uses a "hands-on approach" encouraging participation and interaction through the use of computer projects, case studies, and classroom discussions. Prerequisite: AC 321
This course covers advanced topics for the individual taxpayer including credits, AMT, passive activities and sales of assets. Also covered in this course are tax period and methods with major emphasis on working with tax laws, tax rules and procedures for the tax practitioner. Prerequisite: AC 331
This course covers the creation, formation, and liquidation of C corporations as well as tax practices and ethics as they relate to C corporations. Also covered will be taxation across state lines, business tax credits, and international tax. Prerequisite: AC 331
This course will cover tax issues such as subchapter S corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. The course will also cover tax planning issues, tax practice and ethics. Prerequisite: 3 hours of taxation
This course looks at the tax impact of business decisions and is designed for the non-accountant. Topics discussed will include tax impact on investment decisions, tax practice issues and ethics. Prerequisite: AC 331
The course covers auditing techniques and procedures as prescribed by the Auditing Standards Board. Emphasis is placed on developing audit evidence, evaluating audit risks, and preparing audit reports. Also covered are other attest and non-attest engagements such as reviews and compilations. The course covers professional ethics, legal liability of the auditor and the impact of the PCAOB on the development of professional standards. Students will apply their understanding of the audit function in an assigned audit case. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of accounting to include AC 312
Accounting for Governmental and Non-Profit Entities covers governmental accounting and the various funds associated with non-profit enterprises. This course is a study of accounting techniques as applied to federal and state governmental units, public school systems, colleges and universities, hospitals, voluntary and welfare organizations, and other non-profit organizations. Students will be expected to prepare basic financial statements for a sample government using a dual-track computerized accounting software package. Prerequisite: AC 312
This course explore(s) a special topic(s) not treated or briefly treated in other accounting courses. This course can be used to add a career component for your major. Prerequisites: Permission from Accounting Director and a minimum of 12 hours in accounting (1 to 3 credit hrs)
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and techniques of management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real-world experiences. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary views along the management function of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management domains such as business ethics, business law, international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, operation management, organizational development and change, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and strategic management are also introduced, and their implications on students' careers as managers are explored.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of marketing. It covers the current marketing concepts and practical applications that will include the functions of product, price, place, promotion, and positioning. Additional emphasis will be given to multicultural and global marketing in the United States and internationally.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the legal and regulatory process in which business decisions are made. The application of legal constraints to management decision making is examined through cases, hypothetical scenarios, and practical examples. While applying these concepts to business decisions, special emphasis is placed on the ethical issues faced by a decision maker.
This course covers the basic principles, techniques, and institutional aspects of financial management in order to provide students applications of finance content similar to those encountered in a finance career. Topics include financial markets and environment, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, financial statement ratio analysis, capital budgeting, financial planning and control, capital structure, dividend policy, and other fundamental finance issues. Prerequisites: AC 206, MA 240, and MA 102 or MA 120
This course introduces quantitative models appropriate for business applications. Emphasis is on analytical thinking, applied business decision-making, and practical real-life problem solving. The course starts with an introduction to models and mathematical model building. Specific models and applications include: linear programming and its transportation, transshipment, and assignment topics; project management; deterministic models of inventory control; queuing theory and economic analysis of waiting lines; and forecasting with emphasis on time-series and causal models. Software will be applied, as appropriate, in solving large-scale problems. Prerequisites: MA 102 or MA 120 and MA 240
The course emphasizes research and analysis of external and internal forces that impact the organization and strategic success as well as action-implementing tools that are used to integrate the organization's scope, strategies, and policies. External factors include competitive analysis, customer trends, political, legal and technological factors. Internal factors include analysis and evaluation of current business strategies, organizational systems, resource deployment, and culture. The course culminates the undergraduate business program with the capstone project. Prerequisite: Senior standing (preferably, this course should be taken in the student's final semester)
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of ethics in management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real world experiences. Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary ethical views along with opportunities for practical application. Ethical domains such as utilitarianism, Kantianism, feminist ethics, subjective ethics and corporate ethical practices will be discussed. Special examination will be made of global ethical practices in today's business environment. Prerequisite: Senior standing

* Not offered in the cohort model, which means you enroll class by class in this degree program.

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