Hodges University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) degree program provides students with accounting, business, and technical knowledge which will serve as a basis for positions in industry, government, nonprofit organizations and public accountancy. The curriculum is designed to give students a firm foundation in liberal arts and business concepts as well as in the practical and theoretical aspects of accounting principles. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired skills in major subject areas of accounting and finance, information systems, management, business administration, taxation, and auditing.

On Campus, Online, Traditional and Accelerated
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree courses are offered on campus, online and in a blended online/in-class format.

Accounting Professionals Are:

 

  • Skilled in Accounting, Finance and Math
  • Leaders
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Critical Thinkers and Creative Problem Solvers
  • Logical and Analytical
  • Organized and Efficient
  • Independent Workers and Team Players

Why Accounting?

Is a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree Right for Me?

Accounting Provides Options

Accounting is a highly diversified field providing many employment opportunities in both public and private sectors.  A vital part of any organization, accountants are not only responsible for maintaining accurate financial records but also assist in organizational planning.  Accountants may choose to work in a specialized field, seek employment in a variety of organizations, or open their own accounting firm.

Positive Career Outlook*

Both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online predict accounting and related career opportunities to grow rapidly over the next several years.

Do You Have the Following Qualities?

  • Good Communicator
  • Organized
  • Remain Calm Under Pressure
  • Business Savvy
  • Ethical
  • Good Time Management
  • Analytical and Detail Oriented

Do You Enjoy The Following?

  • Accounting, Math and Finance
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial Planning
  • Working With Others
  • Organizing And Completing Tasks

If so, a career in Accounting may be a good fit for you. Get started with a degree from Hodges University today!

*Sources: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-1 and http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00 11/19/2013

 

Careers

What Is The Accounting Career Outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. There are several factors leading to the growth of this sector. Corporate scandals, financial crises, stricter financial laws, and more financial regulations will all positively affect the demand for accounting services as organizations strive to understand and abide by requirements that are in a state of flux.*

Bright Outlook Occupation**

O*Net Online also has a positive outlook for accounting and related careers.  Their website classifies Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk positions as Bright Outlook occupations. This means these jobs are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.

A career as an Accountant can include positions in business, finance, health care, private industry, not-for-profit organizations, education, government or consulting. It can also include public accounting and specializations in auditing, financial forensics, information technology, personal financial planning, business valuation and tax.

Accounting Careers

ACCOUNTING TITLES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Cost and Managerial Accountant
  • General Ledger Accountant
  • Chief Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Actuary
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Public Accountant
  • CPA, CFP, PFS, CFE
  • Corporate Controller
  • Internal Auditor
  • Coordinator of Profit Plans and Budgets
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Trust Accountant
  • Treasurer
  • Estate Planner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government Accountant
  • CIA, CMA, CGMA
PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Hospitals
  • Banks and Trust Firms
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Global Business Entities
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Law Firms
  • All Businesses
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • State and Local Government Agencies
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-6 11/19/2013

**Source: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-3031.00 11/19/2013

Curriculum

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program during any semester. A student who attends full time, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically 3 courses per term, can complete this program in approximately 3 years.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I.

Accounting Component

A. Accounting Core Semester Hour Credit
ACG2001 Principles of Accounting I

ACG2001 - Principles of Accounting I - 4 Credits

This introductory financial accounting course is the first of a two course sequence dealing with the information needs of a variety of stakeholders. Topics include the accounting cycle and bookkeeping process, assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, income measurement, cash flow analysis and fundamental financial statements. Specific emphasis is on the sole proprietorship and partnership entities.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
ACG2021 Principles of Accounting II

ACG2021 - Principles of Accounting II - 4 Credits

The second introductory financial accounting course continues coverage of accounting concepts as they relate primarily to corporations. In addition, a significant portion of the course focuses on managerial accounting concepts. Topics covered include corporate equity accounting, investments, financial statement analysis, break-even analysis, cost accounting models, performance measures, and budgeting.

Prerequisite: ACG2001

4
ACG3011 Federal Income Taxation I

ACG3011 - Federal Income Taxation I - 4 Credits

This is the introductory Federal income taxation course dealing with the taxation of individuals. Topics include tax research and procedure, gross income, exclusions, deductions, credits, net operating, passive, and hobby losses, cost recovery allowances, employee expenses, alternative minimum tax, capital gains and losses and nontaxable exchanges.

Prerequisite: ACG2021 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
ACG3101 Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis I

ACG3101 - Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis I - 4 Credits

This is the first of two intermediate financial reporting and analysis courses. It focuses on the theory, measurement and reporting standards of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the ongoing harmonization process of GAAP with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Topics include accounting concepts, pronouncements, process, income measurements, present value concepts, cash, receivables, inventories, non-current assets, and current liabilities.

Prerequisite: ACG2021

4
ACG3121 Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis II

ACG3121 - Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis II - 4 Credits

The second intermediate financial reporting and analysis course deals with a continuation of GAAP and IFRS harmonization as applied to financial reporting. Areas covered include stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases, cash flows, and financial reporting disclosures.

Prerequisite: ACG3101 and ACG3011

4
FIN3000 Personal Finance

FIN3000 - Personal Finance - 4 Credits

A study of personal financial management including retirement planning; budgeting; individual taxation; consumer credit; investments such as stock, mutual funds, and annuities; insurance, and major expenses.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean.

4
FIN3010 Investment Management

FIN3010 - Investment Management - 4 Credits

A study of securities and securities markets; analysis of various categories of corporate securities, public securities, and other investments; types of risks and taxes which affect investment policy, timing, selection, and investment values.

Prerequisites: FIN3403, MAC1132

4
FIN3403 Principles of Finance

FIN3403 - Principles of Finance - 4 Credits

Development of the financial management of business enterprises, focusing on financial analysis, working capital management, short and long term financing, capital budgeting, and the cost of capital.

Prerequisites: ACG2001, ACG2021 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
ACG4011 Federal Income Taxation II

ACG4011 - Federal Income Taxation II - 4 Credits

This course focuses on the taxation of corporations and partnerships. The general topics of income recognition and business deductions precede the discussion of the taxation of these business entities. The tax consequences of the formation, operation, reorganization and liquidation of the various business forms are addressed.

Prerequisite: ACG3011 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
ACG4201 Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis I

ACG4201 - Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis I - 4 Credits

This is the first of two advanced financial reporting and analysis courses. It focuses on accounting concepts related to business consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, and other business combinations. Topics include stock investments, consolidated financial statements, and inter-company transactions.

Prerequisite: ACG3121

4
ACG4221 Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis II

ACG4221 - Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis II - 4 Credits

The second advanced financial reporting and analysis course continues the study of financial concepts related to business combinations. Areas covered include accounting for branch operations, foreign currency concepts and financial statements, segment and interim financial reporting, and the formation, operation, dissolution, and liquidation of partnerships and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. (This course may be taken independent of ACG4201).

Prerequisite: ACG3121

4
ACG4632 Independent Auditing I

ACG4632 - Independent Auditing I - 4 Credits

This course focuses on independent auditing in the private sector as it relates to generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). Emphasis is on the auditor’s role, AICPA-Code of Professional Conduct, auditing standards, evidence, and procedures. This course includes an Auditing and Attestation Comprehensive Exam.

Prerequisites: ACG3011, ACG3121, ACG3362, and ACG4400

4
ACG4391 Advanced Topics in Accounting

ACG4391 - Advanced Topics in Accounting - 4 Credits

This course provides a capstone culminating experience to integrate various accounting and business competencies. Core functional, personal and broad business perspective competencies that are universally applicable to a diverse and growing array of accounting career options are emphasized. The focus of this class is skill based learning and contemporary accounting topics with an emphasis on research and application. Students must register for ACG4999 concurrently with ACG4391.

Prerequisites: ACG3362, ACG4011, ACG4201, and ACG4632 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
ACG4400 Accounting Information Systems

ACG4400 - Accounting Information Systems - 4 Credits

This course covers the development of the analysis, synthesis, design, operation, control, and evaluation of manual and computerized accounting information systems.

Prerequisites: CAP1000 and ACG2021

4
ACG4999 Accounting Exit Assessment Exam

ACG4999 - Accounting Exit Assessment Exam - 0 Credits

This is a comprehensive exam covering topics studied in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program. Students must register for ACG4999 concurrently with ACG4391 Advanced Topics in Accounting.

0

Total Accounting Core
60

B.

Business Core


GEB1012 Introduction to Business

GEB1012 - Introduction to Business - 4 Credits

A survey course in the principles of business as practiced in the market system economy. Topics include introductory studies in marketing, economics, human resources, forms of business ownership, global dimensions, organizational structure, management, business ethics, and financial terminology.

4
MAN2010 Principles of Management

MAN2010 - Principles of Management - 4 Credits

A study of management processes, resources and various organizational structures. Special emphasis is placed on human resources, leadership styles, and motivational practices.

Prerequisite: GEB1012

4
ECO2013 Macroeconomics

ECO2013 - Macroeconomics - 4 Credits

A basic study of economics and cultural changes with research into the economics system; its development by free competition under the capitalistic system; the nature and evolution of money; the banking system; the laws of supply and demand; public production control.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAC1132

4
ECO2032 Microeconomics

ECO2032 - Microeconomics - 4 Credits

This course includes a study of the tools for economics analysis, the market system price theory, theory of the firm, and theories of production and distribution.

Prerequisite: ECO2013

4
BUL3111 Business Law I

BUL3111 - Business Law I - 4 Credits

This course examines the history and development of the American legal system and the laws relevant to general business operations. These areas include, but are not limited to, an overview of torts, criminal law, contract, and sales law.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101

4
BUL3112 Business Law II

BUL3112 - Business Law II - 4 Credits

This course further examines the impact that laws and regulation have on businesses and effective executive decision making, especially with regard to agency and employment law, ever changing governmental regulations and choice of business entity.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101, BUL3111

4
MNA4360 Leadership for Managers

MNA4360 - Leadership for Managers - 4 Credits

This course focuses on the responsibilities of leadership and the skills which must be developed to successfully lead in today’s changing environment.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

4

Total Business Core
28

Area II.

Liberal Arts Component


CAP1000 Computer Applications

CAP1000 - Computer Applications - 4 Credits

This course helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to use a computer effectively as a tool for productivity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The course coverage includes: knowledge of computer operations and file management, the use of email, navigating the Internet to search for information and resources, online safety, security and privacy, as well as the ability to use the current Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access at a level of basic proficiency.

4
ENG1101 English Composition I

ENG1101 - English Composition I - 4 Credit

This course is designed to encourage students to evaluate their own writing practices, learn strategies to make their writing more effective, and then apply their understanding to expository and research writing. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: A score of 60 or better, or its equivalent on the language skills section of the CPAt test, a score of 65 or better on the language section of the COMPASS test, a score of 48 or better on the language section of the Online Entrance test, or ENG0991 and/or ENG0992 with at least a grade of C.

4
MAC1132 College Mathematics

MAC1132 - College Mathematics - 4 Credits

A basic study of economics and cultural changes with research into the economics system; its development by free competition under the capitalistic system; the nature and evolution of money; the banking system; the laws of supply and demand; public production control.

This course will provide the student with a firm understanding of college level mathematics as it relates to the contemporary world. Topics include critical thinking, set theory, logic, number systems, and an introduction to probability. Other topics include an introduction to Algebra and Geometry, solving linear equations, ratios, proportions, variation, percents and interest, measurement, and the metric system. Modern applications are emphasized with the above topics. All students must earn a C or better in this course.

Prerequisite: A score of 60 or better, or its equivalent on the mathematics section of the CPAt test, a score of a 50 or better on the mathematics section of the COMPASS Test, a score of a 18 or better on the mathematics section of the Online Entrance Test, or a grade of C or better in MAT0998

4
POS2050 American National Government

POS2050 - American National Government - 4 Credits

The purpose of this course is to survey the organization, structure and function of the three branches and levels of government in the United States. The course will trace the evolution of the American governmental system including the institutions and processes that are in place to govern the United States of America.

4
PSY2012 General Psychology

PSY2012 - General Psychology - 4 Credits

A comprehensive survey of the diverse and rapidly expanding field of psychology, with emphasis on the measurement and behavior of humans, the nervous system, abnormal and deviant behavior, mental illness, psychological impairment due to the aging process, and related research in the field of study.

4
STA3014 Statistics

STA3014 - Statistics - 4 Credits

This course introduces the students to statistical techniques in descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and variation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals.

Prerequisites: MAC1132

4
COM3015 Professional Communication

COM3015 - Professional Communication - 4 Credits

A study of the analysis and application of information systems. Data, business information and knowledge management, hardware and software tools, and personnel issues are the central management considerations in this course of study.

This course provides students with methods of subject development, research, and organization for oral presentation of information. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of skills in a professional setting. Students are required to use presentation software.

4
PHI3601/3301 Ethics or Philosophy

PHI3301 - Philosophy - 4 Credits

This course acquaints the student with the most significant directions of philosophical thought to the end that the student may have the ability to formulate questions, arrive at reasonable answers, and evaluate those of others.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours

PHI3601 - Ethics - 4 Credits

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that explores both the theory and application of virtues and vices in all areas of our lives. The course investigates current issues and events in the light of various moral principles that justify, clarify, explain, and direct our actions and attitudes.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours

4
IDS1001 Foundations for College Success

IDS1001 - Foundations for College Success - 4 Credits

This course provides students with an overview of the five educational outcomes expected of all Hodges University graduates: Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Initiative, Leadership Ability, and Research Ability. Students will be introduced to the Blackboard Learning SystemTM, library resources, APA format, as well as the Academic Honesty Policy and the Writing and Oral Communication requirements of the University. All students are required to take this course their first semester with the University. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

4
IDS4001 The Learning Portfolio

IDS4001 - The Learning Portfolio - 1 Credits

In this course, students are required to produce an electronic portfolio that demonstrates their mastery of the five educational outcomes expected of all Hodges University graduates: Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Initiative, Leadership Ability, and Research Ability. Students in bachelor degree programs are required to take this course their last semester with the University and must successfully complete the course in order to graduate. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Prerequisite: IDS1001 and senior status

1

Total Liberal Arts Component
34

Area III.

Minor Component



Accounting majors may elect to fulfill minor requirements by completing 16 credits in a specific area of approved study. Selection of a minor increases the total credit hours required for graduation from 122 to 134.




Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation
122

Benefits

How is Hodges University's Accounting Program Different?

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Management and the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science in Management.

The Master of Accountancy Program (MAcc) was implemented in September 2013. Programs can be considered for IACBE accreditation after two years of assessment data have been collected and submitted to IACBE with an application for accreditation. Therefore, the MAcc program is not currently accredited by IACBE.

Accounting courses in the BSA and MAcc curriculum have been approved by the Florida State Board of Accountancy Curriculum Committee.

Our Cutting Edge Accelerated Curriculum

The Johnson School of Business provides students with a "hands-on" approach to today's business world with courses taught by experienced accounting, business and finance practitioners, with outstanding academic and professional credentials, certifications and professional designations. They bring this unique combination of expertise to the students’ learning experience.

The BSA at Hodges University offers rigorous specialized instruction designed to prepare students to enter the accounting profession and succeed. In addition to acquiring specialized skill-sets and knowledge in accounting theories and topics, students develop the quantitative, analytical, communication, and research skills demanded of accounting professionals in business, public accountancy, and industry today.

Courses in the Accounting Curriculum are structured in a variety of traditional and accelerated formats. Selected courses are offered online, on campus or in a blended online/in-class format.

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Faculty

Our faculty members recognize students as individuals with names, not just numbers. Faculty are readily available to meet with students in person, by phone, by e-mail, and through Blackboard virtual office.

Our Johnson School of Business faculty are experienced in the field, providing real-world, applied knowledge to their students. The BSA faculty are experienced accounting, business and finance practitioners, and have outstanding academic and professional credentials, certifications and professional designations. Faculty are sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners as well as traditional and online learners. Faculty provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff also hold regular office hours, meeting with students either in person or by phone, by e-mail, and through Blackboard virtual office.

Convenient Schedules

The BSA is suitable for either full-time or part-time study. Also, the convenient schedule and the applicability of the learning to the workplace attract full-time working professionals who are interested in pursuing their education without interrupting their careers. The learning is current, streamlined, accelerated, and designed to facilitate success in a rapidly changing and increasingly global work environment.

Your Choice

You can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) degree on campus, partially online or in a blended online/in-class format. Choose the method that is most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.

Tuition

What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all undergraduate credit hour courses is $510.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist student's in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

"The professional, caring employees and my program’s accelerated option convinced me that Hodges University was a great fit for me!" - Johnson School of Business Graduate

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  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Professional.
  • Refer you to your Academic Advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

 
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The Management Program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in the management discipline and is delivered in a fast-paced environment.

 
 
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