Accounting is the language of business, and communicating financial information has become increasingly challenging in a dynamic global economy. Underwood University’s Accounting program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of accounting as well as in the areas of business, communications and general studies. Through a combination of core courses such as Principles of Accounting, Federal Income Taxation and Cost Accounting, students will be well-prepared for the accounting industry as well the wide range of career opportunities available to accounting professionals. The Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting is a 120 credit-hour program that emphasizes core competencies in critical thinking, communication, and other managerial/leadership qualities throughout the curriculum.
Graduates of the Accounting program are expected to show competencies in higher order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship, and leadership. Under the guidance of faculty who combine strong theory with real-world experience, the accounting program is designed to prepare students:
- To apply current technology to analyze and record business transactions;
- To use logic and critical thinking skills in the preparation and analysis of financial statements;
- To perform the systematic transformation of data into accounting information through the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
- To prepare and communicate financial reports to stakeholders and all levels of management;
- To identify and analyze ethical issues in accounting, while reflecting an understanding of the public service nature of the accounting function.
Students completing the program are well positioned for opportunities in public accounting firms and similarly challenging opportunities in private, governmental and non-profit organizations.
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING
Students are required to have a consultation with an advisor in planning their course of study, selecting courses each semester to meet the program and curriculum requirements, and meeting individual goals. The following suggested course sequencing is provided as recommended courses over eight semesters to meet the program requirements and complete the program within eight semesters of full time enrollment. An individual student’s course plan may differ, if in consultation with the advisor, alternate courses are selected to complete the program requirements. Those courses must be approved for the curriculum, as documented in this Catalog.