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ASB: Accounting (B.S.)


Convener: Faculty:
Constance Crawford Stephen I. Klein
Raymond Rigoli

MaryEllen Harvey
Anita L. Stellenwerf
Kathryn Yeaton


About the Major

Accounting is of major importance to organizations in today's business environment. It is used to provide quantitative information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities that are intended to be useful in making business decisions.

The role of today's accountant extends well beyond the traditional duties of bookkeeper, encompassing a wide range of financial activities including planning, analysis, and problem solving. Contemporary accounting focuses on the ultimate needs of the users of financial information and provides information to assist these users in making reasoned choices among financial alternatives. Majors in accounting will be exposed to all aspects of the accounting profession, including financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, income taxes and auditing. Courses are also offered in other accounting areas of interest.

The Accounting Program is flexibly designed to meet the needs of students who wish to prepare for the CPA Exam and those who wish to pursue other career paths. Students are prepared for graduate studies in accounting, finance, management, public administration, international business, and law.

Each student is assigned a personal advisor from among the accounting faculty and receives personal attention regarding educational and career guidance. This includes information on corporate job opportunities, CPA certification, on-campus interviews, and an internship program available with large and small accounting firms.

The major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

The Accounting Program provides a foundation which the graduate can use to pursue a number of different career paths These include public accounting (CPA), corporate accounting, and international accounting. An accounting degree also provides a solid foundation for career paths in government, finance, and management.

The full-time Accounting faculty includes five members, all Certified Public Accountants and two with a Doctorate in Accounting. In addition, the faculty has a broad and varied range of professional accounting and related business experience. This experience enables the faculty to share both the theoretical and practical aspects of accounting with students. All faculty members participate in continuing professional education programs in order to stay proficient in contemporary issues.

Rules of Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors, see "About the School."

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101 or 110 or 121
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
ANISFIELD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
ECON 101 MICROECONOMICS
ECON 102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
SELECT ONE International Category Course:
IBUS 326 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
IBUS 305 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
IBUS 321 CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA
IBUS 340 EUROPEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
ECON 323 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECON 325 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
SELECT ONE Organizational Category Course:
MGMT 302 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
SELECT ONE Ethics Category Course:
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
BADM 301 ETHICS IN BUSINESS
ACCOUNTING MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
  PROFESSIONAL CORE:
ACCT 221 PRINCIPLES-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 222 PRINCIPLES-MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BADM 223 BUSINESS LAW I
INFO 224 PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BADM 225 MANAGEMENT STATISTICS
MKTG 290 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
FINC 301 CORPORATE FINANCE I
MGMT 370 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
BADM 495 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  REQUIRED ACCOUNTING COURSES:
ACCT 321 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
ACCT 322 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
ACCT 329 FEDERAL TAXATION I
ACCT 332 FEDERAL TAXATION II
ACCT 411 COST ACCOUNTING
ACCT 421 AUDITING
ACCT 423 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Additional electives in ACCT pertain specifically to those students planning on pursuing the CPA. These students will need a total of 150 credits to qualify for the examination.
The following two courses are recommended, not required by AICPA who does not require specific courses.
ACCT 425 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 490 TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

Requirements of the Minor

The goal of the minor program in Accounting is to provide Ramapo College students with an option to develop a competency in the field of accounting which will complement their major program of study.  Students with a minor in Accounting will be better prepared to work in their major fields because accounting is an integral part of all aspects of business.  The importance of financial statements to a finance, marketing, management, economics, international business or information systems major is a primary reason for business students to participate in the program

A minor degree program in Accounting would consist of four (4) upper level accounting courses plus ACCT 221 Principles of Financial Accounting and ACCT 222 Principles of Managerial Accounting, both required courses for all ASB students

The program requirements are the following:

ACCOUNTING MINOR

Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
Prerequisite Courses:
ACCT 221 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 222 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACOUNTING

Required Courses:

ACCT 321

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

ACCT 322 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

Choose 2 courses from the following:

ACCT 331 FEDERAL TAXATION I
ACCT 332 FEDERAL TAXATION II
ACCT 411 COST ACCOUNTING
ACCT 421 AUDITING
ACCT 423 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 490 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING

Note: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.

For more information, please contact Professor Constance Crawford, Program Coordinator Accounting, Room ASB-304, (201) 684-7396 or ccrawfo@ramapo.edu


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