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Sample Four-Year Plan 2016—17

Note: View the academic catalog for more information about the accounting major curriculum.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Accounting

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BTGE-1720 Spiritual Formation 3
BUS-1000 The Business Profession 2
COM-1100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG-1400 Composition 3
GMTH-1020 College Algebra 3
GSS-1100 Politics and American Culture 3
HUM-1400 Introduction to the Humanities 3
ITM-1500 Information Technology for Business 2
ITM-1510 Software Tools for Business 2
Biological Science Elective 3.5
LIT-2XXX Literature Elective 3
Physical Science Elective 3.5
Total 34
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT-2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
BTGE-2730 Old Testament Literature 3
BTGE-2740 New Testament Literature 3
BUS-1040 The Business Experience (both semesters) 0
BUS-2150 Statistics for Business 3
BUS-2180 Business Law 3
ECON-2330 Microeconomics 3
ECON-2340 Macroeconomics 3
PEF-1990 Physical Activity and the Christian Life 2
Social Science Elective 3
Electives 3
Total 32
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-3110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT-3120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT-3150 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT-3170 Managerial Accounting 3
BTGE-3755 Theology I 3
BTGE-3765 Theology II 3
BUS-3000 The Business Experience 1
BUS-3910 International Business 3
FIN-3710 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT-3500 Principles of Organization and Management 3
MRKT-3600 Principles of Marketing 3
Total 31
Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-4110 Federal Income Taxes 3
ACCT-4120 Auditing 3
BUS-4420 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 2
MGMT-4510 Strategic Management 3
History Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Accounting Electives 9
Electives 5
Total 31

Accounting Electives

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
ACCT-4130 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT-4150 Government and Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT-4170 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT-4210 Taxation of Business Entities 3
ACCT-4220 International Accounting 3
BUS-3180 Business Law II 3

Integrated Business Core

As part of the Business Administration curriculum, most juniors choose to participate in the Integrated Business Core (IBC). This innovative program will help you develop a cross-disciplinary view of business. You will take Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, as well as Principles of Finance along with a course called the IBC Practicum. The first three courses are taught so that you’ll be prepared for the activities and requirements of the fourth course. As part of the practicum, you will form a company, write a business plan, obtain a loan, implement your plan, make a profit, and close down operations. While running the company, you will also choose a local nonprofit organization to provide a minimum of 10 hours of work per student and all of your profits at the end of the semester. The IBC gives you more ownership of the learning process and provides practical, real-life experience of actually doing what you are learning about. In the years since its inception at Cedarville University, IBC students have donated 4,884 hours of service and $37,900 to nonprofit organizations.