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Online B.S. in Accounting Courses

Curriculum Details

121 total credits required

The University of New Haven’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting includes 30 credits in the Business Core, 25 credits in the accounting degree major, and 25 credits of free electives.

Our accounting program features The Business Core, twelve cutting-edge, business-focused courses that educate the whole student. This cross-functional curriculum encompasses different disciplines to provide a holistic business perspective.

You’ll complete the 36 hours of accounting required by the state of Connecticut for the CPA License. Senior students can also begin the process of becoming a CMA before they graduate.

The University of New Haven’s accounting degree program can be completed fully online except for the optional internship. Your time to complete the program can vary based on how many credits you can transfer. Most students finish the program in two to four years.

Business Core (30 Credits) (12 Courses)

Deals primarily with reporting the financial results of operations and financial position to investors, managers, and other interested parties. Emphasizes the role of accounting information in decision making.
Prerequisite: ACCT 1101. The application of accounting in relation to current planning and control, evaluation of performances, special decisions, and long-range planning. Stress is on cost analysis. Additional topics include income tax planning, product costing, and quantitative techniques.
Prerequisite: ACCT 1101. This course provides a thorough introduction to basic systems theory, a firm working knowledge of systems analysis and design techniques, and an examination of various transaction cycles in the accounting system. Emphasis is on EDP environments.
An overview of the legal system as it relates to the operation of a business. Topics will include those relating to the establishment and continuity of business relationships, including contracts, sales, partnerships, corporations, agency law, and business ethics, and those,regulating, business activities, including consumer protection, environmental, employment, and antitrust laws.
Prerequisites: ACCT 1101, MATH 1107 or higher. An introduction to the principles of financial management from the perspective of the corporate financial manager and the impact of financial markets and institutions on that managerial function.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing. The fundamental functions of marketing involving the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers. Marketing methods of promotion, pricing, product decisions, and distribution channels.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing. A study of management systems as they apply to all organizations. Managerial functions, principles of management, and other aspects of the management process are examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1112 or ENGL 1113, sophomore standing. This course introduces the student to the complexities of ethical behavior within the business environment and examines the impact of different demographic groups on various types of organizations.
Prerequisites: FINC 2213, MGMT 2210, MKTG 2200. An examination of how organizations exercise strategy to achieve competitive advantage. Students will make use of analytic frameworks that enable firms to think critically about how to best achieve organizational goals. Case studies, simulations, and live client examples are key elements to this capstone experience.
Prerequisite: BANL 1100. This course focuses on the process of creating goods and services. Concepts, functions, and basic techniques of operations management are reviewed. Topics include decision-making, forecasting, scheduling, project management, production planning, inventory management, and quality control. Emphasis will be on quantitative methods and hands-on problem solving. The course includes a team analysis of a real world operations problem.
This class ensures student completion of experiential learning components for College of Business programs. By the end of their program of study, students must have completed 16 points of activities from the College of Business Professional Enrichment Program during their tenure at the University of New Haven. They also must have successfully completed either (i) a three-credit internship; (ii) a three-credit practicum in the major field of study; (iii) an officially designated Academic Service Learning course; (iv) three credits of faculty-mentored research or (v) a minimum of ten days of study abroad/study away, earning at least three credits. In cases where the internship, practicum, or research would constitute excess credit, a non-credit internship, practicum, or research in the major field of study that meets the standards of the credited experience may be substituted with approval of the department chair.
This class ensures student completion of experiential learning components for College of Business programs. By the end of their program of study, students must have completed 16 points of activities from the College of Business Professional Enrichment Program during their tenure at the University of New Haven. They also must have successfully completed either (i) a three-credit internship; (ii) a three-credit practicum in the major field of study; (iii) an officially designated Academic Service Learning course; (iv) three credits of faculty-mentored research or (v) a minimum of ten days of study abroad/study away, earning at least three credits. In cases where the internship, practicum, or research would constitute excess credit, a non-credit internship, practicum, or research in the major field of study that meets the standards of the credited experience may be substituted with approval of the department chair.

Accounting Major (25 credits) (9 courses)

This seminar-style course introduces students interested in accounting as a profession to industry experts (from the field) and gives them an opportunity to discuss career options and career preparation. Class meetings will include both time with professional accountants as well as time to reflect and discuss guided by a member of the department.
Prerequisite: ACCT 1101. A rigorous examination of financial accounting theory and practice applicable to the corporate form of business organization. With an emphasis on reporting corporate financial status and results of operations, the course will include the principles governing and the procedures for implementing accounting valuations for revenue, expense, gain, loss, current assets, and deferred charges.
Prerequisite: ACCT 2220. Continues the emphasis on corporate financial planning established in ACCT 2220. The principles and procedures applicable to accounting valuations for current liabilities, long-term liabilities, deferred credits, and stockholder’s equity are examined. Special attention is directed to preparing the cash-flow statement.

Prerequisite: ACCT 1102. An in-depth examination of the accounting principles and procedures underlying the determination of product costs for manufacturing concerns. Emphasis on job order costing systems. Other topics are: budgets, standard costing, and CVP analysis.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2221. Advanced topics include income tax allocation, pensions and leases, accounting changes, price-level changes, installment sales and consignments, and revenue recognition.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2221, senior standing. Advanced topics in financial reporting, including partnership accounting, consolidations, cost and equity methods, and purchase versus pooling methods.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2250, ACCT 4422. A general examination of the role and function of the independent auditor in the performance of the attest function. Emphasis will be placed on current auditing pronouncements, the audit report, statistical sampling, evaluation of internal control, and the determination of the scope of an audit. Rules and standards of compilation and review reports are presented.
Prerequisites: ACCT 1102, senior standing. An introduction to the federal income tax law including objectives, history, and sources of tax law and administration. Course coverage will be devoted to different types of tax payers including individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities, subchapter S corporations, and trusts and estates. The course will explore income tax concepts of accounting methods and periods, income, deduction losses, property transactions, fringe benefits, and retirement plans.
Prerequisites: ACCT 1102, ACCT 4435. Advanced studies in taxation including the tax consequences of the formation, operation, and termination of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Course coverage will also be devoted to the alternative minimum tax, related party transactions, estate and gift taxation, financial tax accounting concepts, and ethical responsibilities in tax practice.

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