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The Sullivan University School of Accountancy incorporates a unique blend of accounting, business, information technology and general education requirements within the curriculum. This emphasis is reflected with real-world and computer applications in every course. Additionally, The School of Accountancy has a strategic goal of preparing every accounting graduate for completion of an accounting certification, such as the CMA and/or CPA.

What qualities should a Bachelor of Science in Accounting student have?

This program would appeal to you if you like numbers and basic mathematics and mathematical relationships. In addition, this program will appeal to you if you are organized, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to work and communicate with others. At the bachelor’s level, greater understanding of accounting techniques and the ability to solve various financial and management issues are required.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program?

The accounting skills taught range from recording basic journal entries to financial statement preparation and analysis. Accounting students will learn:

  • How to record business transactions using General Ledger Computer Software
  • About payroll with a simulation model both as a manual system and a computerized system
  • How to use a “Practice Set” that provides a full understanding of the accounting cycle from initial entries through financial statement preparation
  • How to design an accounting system
  • Tax law through preparation of true-to-life tax returns for individuals and corporations

Accounting students will also integrate textbook learning with industry practices and issues through various research projects and papers.

And finally, the accounting major will experience a capstone business policy project where the accountant interacts with other team members from various disciplines in monitoring their own company, making business decisions, and evaluating those results. The skills learned and experienced within this program will help provide the knowledge necessary for you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program?

The accounting program at Sullivan University follows a stair-step process starting with an associate degree (providing the skill set needed for an entry level position), progressing on to a bachelor’s degree (providing the knowledge and understanding for a management position and ability to sit for the CMA exam), and culminating in a master’s degree with an Accounting concentration leading to a CPA certification and/or controller or senior manager position. Sullivan University partners with the Becker CPA Review Course in the graduate accounting classes to prepare students to sit for the CPA exam.

The accounting faculty is comprised of full-time and adjunct instructors, all of whom have held various accounting positions, providing students with insight into the real world. Additionally, small class sizes in the major field of study allow individualized attention and coaching in career opportunities.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Course Requirements

180 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months beyond Associate Degree
Completion of the Associate Degree or its equivalent (see the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog for a description of Sullivan University’s 2+2 programs).
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours180
Accounting Core Courses (44 Credit Hours)44
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
ACT 102Principles of Accounting II4
ACT 103Principles of Accounting III4
ACT 201Intermediate Accounting I4
ACT 202Intermediate Accounting II4
ACT 203Intermediate Accounting III4
ACT 211Cost Accounting4
ACT 264Federal Taxation I4
ACT 334Federal Taxation II4
ACT 404Managerial Accounting4
ACT 424Auditing4
ACT 002Accounting Bachelor Competency Exam Review0
Business Support Courses (56 Credit Hours)56
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
CMM 401Principles of Conflict Management4
CMM 402Managing Diversity4
CMM 403The Manager as Negotiator4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ECO 202Macroeconomics4
FIN 324Financial Management4
MGT 304Principles of Management4
MGT 464Business Policy4
MKT 304Principles of Marketing4
MTH 201College Algebra4
MTH 202Introduction to Statistics4
MTH 301Quantitative Methods4
PHL 464Ethics4
Accounting Electives (16 Credit Hours)16
Students must choose four of the following Accounting Electives:
ACT 344Not-For-Profit Accounting4
ACT 394Accounting Externship I4
ACT 395Accounting Externship II4
ACT 405Advanced Financial Accounting4
ACT 414Senior Accounting Seminar4
ACT 425Advance Auditing4
ACT 430Financial Accounting Seminar4
Communication Courses (16 Credit Hours)16
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
ENG 204Advanced Writing4
COM 214Public Speaking4
Business Elective (4 Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one of the following Business Electives:
BUS 405Business Law II4
BUS 424International Business4
CMM 405Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process4
Computer/IT Core (8 Credit Hours)8
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
CSC 218Computer Applications II4
General Studies Electives (12 Additional Credit Hours)12
Students must choose three additional General Education classes, including one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category, one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category, and one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Free Electives (24 Credit Hours)24
Students must choose additional classes in consultation with their faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives.
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