Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Accounting - BA, BS


Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

School of Accountancy

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  • For more information about Accounting, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.
  • To be recommended for graduation, Accounting - BA, BS students must have an overall 2.5 GPA as well as a 2.5 GPA in all major requirements and in all ACCT-prefix courses.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL) .

 

Admission Requirements for this Program

USU Student

USU students or students transferring from another college or university of higher education wanting to apply for admission to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business should complete the requirements listed below based on the semester of the application. Students must complete the admission application below to be considered for admission to the Huntsman School.

 

Direct Admit: 

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

  • Top 10% of high school class
  • 3.7+ High School GPA
  • 28+ ACT/1250+ SAT score
  • 3.5+ High School GPA AND 24+ ACT/1090+ SAT score
    • Accounting majors: 3.6+ High School GPA and 26+ ACT/1170+ SAT
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Requirements Effective Fall 2020

The first offering of MIS 1100  will be in Fall 2020. Students who complete MIS 2100  prior to Fall 2020 will not be required to take MIS 1100 .

Complete the Huntsman School Admissions Application.

 

Application Process

Students applying to the Huntsman School of Business will be notified regarding their application status following the conclusion of the semester the application was submitted. ALL grades for the application semester must be posted prior to the review of admission applications. Notification of application decision will be sent by email. If accepted, you will be assigned an advisor within the department of your major. If you are not accepted, the reason for denial will be listed.

First Year (30-32 credits)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3   minimum C grade required ECN 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3   minimum C grade required
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)      3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   minimum C grade required
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     Breadth Humanities (BHU)    3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3   MIS 1100: Excel for Business Analysis /MIS 2100: Data and Information in Business   1 /3   minimum C grade required for both courses
USU 1010: University Connections     1-3        Course starts the week prior to fall semester and is completed after the first 3 weeks of fall semester Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3  
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Second Year (31 credits)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 2010: Financial Accounting Principles   3   minimum B grade required ACCT 2020: Managerial Accounting Principles   3   minimum C grade required
MGT 2050: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business   3   minimum C grade required MIS 3200: Business Communication (CI)   3   minimum C grade required 
Elective 3   MIS 3300: Big Data Analytics (QI)   3   minimum C grade required 
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
MIS 3100: Making Decisions with Data   3   minimum C grade required Electives 3  
Comments

Undeclared students should apply to the Jon M. Huntsman School during this semester (see http://huntsman.usu.edu/apply/).

Comments

**Take and pass intermediate accounting entrance exam during fourth semester.

Third Year (31 credits)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 3110: Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting I   3     ACCT 3120: Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting II   3    

ACCT 3510: Business Taxation    

3     ACCT 4510: Auditing Principles and Techniques   3    
FIN 3200: Financial Management   3   minimum C grade required  FIN 3400: Corporate Finance (QI)       3   minimum C grade required 
MSLE 3500: Fundamentals of Marketing     3   minimum C grade required Electives 5  
Communications Intensive (CI)   3   MGT 3700: Operations Management    2-3   minimum C grade required 
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Fourth Year (27-28 credits)

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 3310: Strategic Cost Management   3     ACCT 4500: Accounting Information Systems   3    
MSLE 3800: Leadership   2   minimum C grade required  Upper-Division Business Elective  3 See list below.
MSLE 3890: Systems Strategy and Problem Solving   2   minimum C grade required 

Electives

6  
ACCT 3520: Individual Taxation    3          
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2-3        

MGT 3050: Foundations of Business: Capitalism, Markets, and Innovation  

3   minimum C grade required      

Comments

Students should apply for graduation at http://www.usu.edu/registrar/htm/graduation/apply-online.

Comments

 

  • Elective credits needed will be determined on an individual basis (a student with continuing education, AP credits, and Language credits may not require additional elective credits)
  • Completing a minor is recommended to fulfill elective credits
  • An advanced internship is recommended during senior year
  • To be recommended for graduation, Accounting - BA, BS students must have an overall 2.5 GPA as well as a 2.5 GPA in all major requirementsa and in all ACCT-prefix courses.

Major Requirements


Grade of B or higher in ACCT 2010 ; completion of ACCT 2020 , MIS 2100 ; and successful completion of the intermediate accounting entrance exam is required for enrollment in ACCT 3110  and ACCT 3310 . A 2.5 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.

Upper-Division Business Electives (3 credits)


  • ECN 3000-5000 level courses
  • FIN 4000-5000 level courses
  • MGT 3000-5000 level courses
  • MIS 3000-5000 level courses
  • MSLE 3000-5000 level courses