Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Curriculum

Accounting




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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 is designed to provide a foundation for entry into either the financial or managerial areas of accounting. A license as a CPA for the financial accountant, a CMA for the managerial accountant, or a CIA for the internal auditor are the frequent goals of an accounting student.

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 core courses in addition to the following courses:

Courses 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

XXXX 000 One(1) Business Elective course*

3

3

Total: 24

*The one (1) business elective course outside the Davis College of Business core and major 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. In addition, accounting majors must earn a “C” or better in ACCT 311 before taking ACCT 312 and ACCT 453. Finally, accounting majors must earn a “C” or better in ACCT 312.

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 program coordinator.

 

Courses Course Credit
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT XXX Accounting Electives (2)* 6
Total: 12
*Electives must be higher than ACCT 202
 
 

 

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.​

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