Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Academic Programs


AACSBAACSB Accreditation
The field of accounting is often divided into two parts: financial and managerial. Financial accounting is concerned with reporting the results of the operations and financial position of a business firm to those both inside and outside of the management of the firm, including stockholders. Managerial accounting deals with the techniques, controls, systems and reports used internally by the managers of an organization.
The accounting curriculum at Jacksonville University (JU) is designed to provide a sound foundation for passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. Becoming a CPA, for the financial accountant, or becoming a CMA, for the managerial accountant, are frequent goals of our accounting students.
Accounting students also become excellent candidates for management positions in such areas a banking, investment houses, and brokerage firms.
Career Opportunities
The accounting program at JU provides the basic foundations for entry-level positions in accounting, finance, or administration in business or government. Graduates have gone on to successful careers with the PGA Tour, Merrill Lynch, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, the City of Jacksonville, Continental Insurance, AT&T, American Transtech and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Major Requirements
Students majoring in accounting must take the Davis College of Business (DCOB) core courses in addition to the following courses:
  Code           Course                                                 Credit:              
 ACCT 311   Intermediate Accounting I                              3
 ACCT 312   Intermediate Accounting II                            3
 ACCT 314   Cost-Based Decision Making                         3
 ACCT 341   Federal Taxation                                              3
 ACCT 370  Accounting Information Systems                  3
 ACCT 450   Advanced Accounting I                                  3
 ACCT 453   Auditing                                                              3
 XX xxx​ One (1) 3-credit hour business elective ​                3​
​ course numbered 300 or above from outside the ​ ​
​ Davis College of Business core and outside major​ ​
​ requirements.
                                                                            TOTAL:    24
Additional Requirements
Students majoring in accounting must earn a “C” or better in ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 before taking all 300 level and above accounting courses, except ACCT 305.

Minor Requirements
A minor in accounting consists of 12 credit hours of accounting courses numbered above ACCT 202 that must include ACCT 311 and ACCT 312. The remaining six (6) credit hours are chosen with the written approval of the accounting department chair.
  • Students minoring in accounting must earn a “C” or better in ACCT 201, ACCT 202, and ACCT 311.
  •  A course taken as part of a major cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.​
Code           Course                                                                          Credit:
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I                                                   3
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II                                                 3
ACCT xxx​ ​Additional 6 credit hours of accounting courses            6
chosen with the written approval of the accounting program
coordinator​ ​
                                                                                                    Total:  12
DCOB Core Requirements
These courses are to be taken during the freshman and sophomore year*:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
MGT 308 Business Communications WI/SI 5
MGT 321 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 1, 2, 5
DSIM 203 Applied Business & Econ Analysis 5
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 5
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 5
MATH 112 Modern App of Mathematics 4, 5
These courses should be taken only when students have attained junior status*:
DSIM 301 Business Statistics
DSIM 305 Quantitative Business Methods
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 1
INB 303 Competing in the Global Environment
MGT 310 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills
MGT 320 Leadership
ACCT 370 Accounting Information Systems 1
MKG 301 Principles of Marketing 
These courses should be taken only when student has attained senior status*:
DSIM 350 Project & Operations Management 1
MGT 432  Business Strategy Venture Dev 1   
 * The course listings are an example of a degree plan.
    Students should meet with advisor before selecting
    courses for registration.
1. Except  AVO majors
2. Except  AVM  majors
3. Accounting majors take ACCT 370 instead of
   DSIM 370.
4. MATH 112 or any higher-level mathematics (MATH) course that includes Calculus will fulfill this Core requirement.
5. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in each of the DCOB core courses in order to use these courses as part of the core requirement for all business majors.​