Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Accounting Concentration

Academic Program Mission Statement:
Today’s global business environment places many demands on the workforce to provide accurate and reliable financial and non-financial data. Accounting is the language which communicates and measures performance of a business entity. Accounting students must know how to meet the needs of businesses, shareholders, investors and government regulators. They must keep these stakeholders informed on the financial state of the entity to insure that ethical and socially responsible business decisions are made in line with corporate, regulatory agencies, and consumer expectations. The accounting curriculum at Newbury College provides the student with the necessary professional skills to prepare, analyze and measure financial performance so that they can compete in an increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of self, society and the global business environment. 
  2. Know and apply comprehensive accounting knowledge, including generally accepted accounting principles, generally accepted auditing standards and individual and business tax regulations.
  3. Thoughtfully access and analyze financial and non-financial accounting data and accompanying footnotes to make sound business decisions, including internal and external decisions involving accounting and financial matters. 
  4. Communicate effectively in a myriad of business situations with particular emphasis on clear and concise communication of financial information.
  5. Understand and apply socially responsible behavior in business and accounting environments. 
  6. Practice ethical business behavior with strong emphasis on financial statement preparation and reporting requirements of regulatory agencies.

Recommended Course Sequencing

FIRST YEAR

AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CS118 Spreadsheets & Introduction to Databases
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World History: 1500 to Present
MH220 Calculus I *
MK105 Principles of Marketing
MN105 Principles of Management
Ways of Knowing Requirement ***

SECOND YEAR

AC201 Intermediate Accounting I
AC202 Intermediate Accounting II
AC204 Principles of Finance
EC102 Microeconomics
EC103 Macroeconomics
EN206 Introduction to Literature
MN200 Business Law
SC103 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
SC232 Environmental Science (4 credits)
Historical & Global Awareness Requirement ***

THIRD YEAR

AC207 Individual Taxation
AC308 Business Taxation
HU305 Ethics
MH216 Statistics
MN325 Organizaional Theory & Behavior
MN352 Business Research Methods
Diversity & Identity Requirement ***
Electives (3)

FOURTH YEAR

AC310 Cost Accounting
AC320 Auditing
AC402 Advanced Accounting
HU400 Synthesis of Liberal Arts
MN405 Strategic Management
MN421 Operations Management
300-level (or higher) Business Elective ****
Aesthetic Appreciation Requirement ***
Electives (2)

Total Credits Required For Graduation: 122

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Science elective.
*** See course catalog or this page for listing of courses. 
**** Students with a cumulitive grade point average of 3.0 or above are strongly encouraged to consider enrolling in AC499 Accounting Internship. 

Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

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