|Four Year Plan|
ASB: Accounting (B.S.)
|Constance Crawford||Stephen I. Klein
|Anita L. Stellenwerf
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
- 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.
- Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible. Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
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:
|Subject & Course #||Title & Course Description|
|ACCT 221||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|ACCT 222||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACOUNTING|
|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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org