Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
|The job market for Lake Erie College accounting graduates is a strong one. Accounting continues to be a steadily growing profession and one that creates many new job openings, even at times when the general economy is weak.|
The accounting major builds on a strong general business foundation with an in-depth specialization in accounting skills and issues. Students develop critical analytical skills while gaining experience with teamwork processes and the application of information technology to accounting issues.
The major prepares students for careers in public accounting, private industry, non-profit, consulting and governmental organizations. As the "the language of business,” the accounting field is an excellent background for students interested in roles in professional accounting, financial analysis and general management – or as a self-employed accounting professional.
Optional internships enable students to integrate and apply their learning while opening the door to potential career opportunities in accounting or non-accounting areas of business. The accounting major also offers excellent preparation for further study at the graduate or professional school level. Majoring in accounting is widely regarded as excellent preparation for law school. Those students planning to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination can earn the required 150 hours of college credit through additional undergraduate course work or early admission to the Lake Erie College Master of Business Administration program.
Requirements for this Major:
64 semester credits including:
- AC 101 Accounting Principles I (4 SH)
- AC 102 Accounting Principles II (4 SH)
- AC 301 Intermediate Accounting I (4 SH)
- AC 302 Intermediate Accounting II (4 SH)
- AC 490 Senior Seminar in Accounting (4 SH)
- CI 341 Management Information Systems (4 SH)
- EC 200 Principles of Economics (4 SH)
- FN 320 Corporation Finance (4 SH)
- LG 315 Business Law I (4 SH)
- MK 203 Marketing Principles (4 SH)
- MN 200 Introduction to Management (4 SH)
- MN 215 Business Statistics (4 SH)
- MN 216 Applied Decision Models (4 SH)
Note: There may be specific credit hour requirements for Internships. Students should review requirements with their academic advisor.
and 12 credits from the following:
- AC 170/270/370 Special Topics in Accounting (2-4 SH)
- AC 203 International Accounting (2 SH)
- AC 210 Forensic Accounting (4 SH)
- AC 250/350 Internship in Accounting (1-5 SH)
- AC 303 Taxes & Culture Clinic I (2 or 4 SH)
- AC 308 Federal Income Taxes I (4 SH)
- AC 309 Federal Income Taxes II (4 SH)
- AC 322 Cost Accounting (4 SH)
- AC 403 Auditing (4 SH)
- AC 406 Taxes & Culture Clinic II (2 SH)
- AC 416 Advanced Accounting (4 SH)