BSBA - Accounting

The Accounting program focuses on the principles, practices, methods and techniques of accounting as they apply to a multitude of organizational environments. As such, students are prepared for rewarding accounting careers across the entire spectrum of the profession.

The program concentrates on a broad scope of topics that deal with financial and management accounting, auditing techniques, and federal taxation.

A variety of professional opportunities in public, private, and non-profit accounting exist for graduates of the Nichols accounting program. For students wishing to take the CPA examination and enter public accounting, the opportunity is available. Others may choose to go directly into industry. The accounting concentration provides the formal training necessary to achieve professional status depending on the student’s goals.

General Education Courses

Communication

College Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 105 or
ENGL 212 (Analytical Writing - Honors only course)

COMM 152  Effective Speaking

Critical Writing, Reading & Research: 1 course to be selected from CRIT 201, ENGL 213, ENGL 214, or other courses upon approval

Advanced Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 320,
ENGL 321, ENGL 342, ENGL 345, or ENGL 346

Leadership and Professional Development

ITM           123           Digital Applications (1 credit)

LEAD         101           Learning to Lead

SEM          139           First-Year Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          239           Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          339           Junior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

SEM          439           Senior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

Professional Development: 1 course to be selected from
COMM 204, COMM 311, COMM 313, FIN 201, ITM 202, or LEAD 203

Social and Behavioral Science

1 course to be selected from ECON 221 or ECON 222

1 course to be selected from GDS 216, HIST, INTD, or PSCI

1 course to be selected from COMM 247, COMM 310, ECON, HIST, PSY, or SOC

Humanities and Global Values

Humanities:  2 courses to be selected from Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Religion (Selections must be from two different disciplines.)

Global Values: 1 course to be selected from COMM 310,
ECON 313, ENGL 235, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 310,
GDS 216, HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 210, HIST 339, HIST 369, HUM 254, PSCI 324, REL 219, REL 322, SPAN 126, SPAN 127

Math and Applied Science

MATH 215                Statistics

Math:                         1 course to be selected from MATH 117, MATH 122, or MATH 190

Science:                      1 course to be selected from ESCI 233 or
ESCI 243

Math/Science:          1 course to be selected from ECON, ESCI, MATH, or PSY

Business Core

ACCT         238           Financial Accounting

ECON        221           Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN            203           Principles of Finance

ITM           209           Information Management and Analytics

MGMT     227           Leading and Managing Organizations

MKCM     202           Principles of Marketing

LSB            327           Business Law and Ethics

MGMT     365           Operations Management

LEAD         400           Managing Strategic Initiatives

Concentration Courses

ACCT         241           Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT         242           Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT         341           Intermediate Accounting III

ACCT         342           Advanced Accounting

ACCT         343           Cost Accounting

ACCT         402           Federal Taxes

ACCT         404           Auditing

ACCT         480           Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations and Governmental Entities

Free Electives

16 credit-hours of electives

Total Credits Required:           120

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit-hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2016-2018 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2018. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever College officials deem necessary and will be communicated via written notice whenever possible or other means as appropriate.

NICHOLS COLLEGE
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P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000
Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII