2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting (BSA - Accelerated)

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Degree: Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Majors: Biblical Studies, Business Administration, also available as a minor

Mission:The Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree is designed to provide a strong biblical context while also providing hands on learning with practical training to allow students to be on an equal footing with any other candidates applying for entry-level business accounting positions. Men and women who have a biblical world view will be successful in the business world and provide a positive perspective in the board room. Graduates will have marketable skills which will prepare them to both join the work force immediately and advance through graduate studies via an MBA program.

Major Objectives - Students will:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of prioritization related to spiritual aspects of life, relational interactions and their service to the church and the world.  Specific skills developed will be time management, goal setting, resource allocation, vision, organization, drive and critical thinking.
  2. Analyze and express information and ideas in a variety of appropriate means with clarity and coherence in written and spoken forms.
  3. Master the key sub-disciplines within the business realm. Specific skills developed will be subject matter expertise, applying knowledge to everyday life, decision-making, problem solving and confidence in decisions.
  4. Analyze their role in the world and work, following Jesus Christ's example as their model of leadership. Specific skills developed will be driven-ness, working with excellence, flexibility, self-motivation, and ethical actions.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence in both personal and business relationships. Some of the basic features of emotional intelligence include delegation, collaboration, motivation and candor.
  6. Apply the concept of maximizing God's gifts in our lives. Areas of emphasis will be identifying and developing gifts and talents and balancing resources.
  7. Experienced professionals will guide the students through preparation and analysis of real-life accounting examples. Students will compute debits and credits and create balanced ledgers. Students will also be required to interpret the data and make recommendations to the business accordingly. 
  8. Gain knowledge of United States accounting practices. This will prepare the student to understand how to apply accounting practices in a business environment, according to that firm’s practices and procedures in the United States. The student will be able to determine the current and future financial impact of actual and proposed transactions. The student will also be able to calculate the financial impact of changes to the business environment.  
  9. Apply key accounting disciplines with an emphasis on critical thinking. Students will know the purpose of and be able to compute the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows for companies. Students will need to address the changing business environment and determine how significant industry changes will impact a business. Skills pursued throughout this degree include Financial Management, Auditing and Bookkeeping. 

Major Details:

36 Credits - General Education

42 Credits - Accounting

18 Credits - Biblical Studies

24 Credits - Electives

TOTAL - 120 Credits

Curriculum Plan


General Education (36 Credits)

HUM 101 Human Thought and the Humanities

3

HUM 102 Human Thought and Math and Sciences

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (200 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Human Culture Elective

3

LAN 340Business Writing

3

MAT 217Applied Statistics

3

MAT 218Applied Business Mathematics

3

MAT 281Selected Topics in Mathematics

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Accounting (42 credits)

BUS 113Foundations of Accounting

3

BUS 201Business Ethics

3

BUS 205Finance

3

BUS 230Leadership

3

BUS 204Managerial Economics

3

ACC 200Managerial Accounting

3

ACC 205Financial Accounting

3

ACC 300Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC 301Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC 310Cost Accounting

3

ACC 315Taxation

3

ACC 400Information Systems

3

ACC 405Data Analytics

3

ACC 415Auditing

3

Biblical Studies (18 Credits)

 
BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

Electives (24 credits)

Electives can possibly be filled through Life Experience Credits.