2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting (BSA)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Majors: Biblical Studies, Accounting

Mission: The BS 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 of BS in Accounting Degree have marketable skills which will prepare them to both join the work force immediately and advance through graduate studies via an MBA program.

Major Outcomes:

  • Students will 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.
  • Students will analyze and express information and ideas in a variety of appropriate means with clarity and coherence in written and spoken forms.
  • Students will 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.
  • Students will analyze their role in the world and work, modeling 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.
  • Students will 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.
  • Students will 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.
  • 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 be required to interpret the data and make recommendations to the business accordingly.
  • Students will 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. 
  • Students will 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. 

Accounting Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

MAT 218Applied Business Mathematics

3

BUS 102Introduction to Business

3

BUS 221Business Workshop

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LAN 340Business Writing

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

BUS 113Foundations of Accounting

3

BUS 230Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

ACC 200Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 205Finance

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 220Christian Ethics

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

BUS 350Business Internship I

0

BUS 415Managerial Economics

3

ACC 205Financial Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 314Theology of Work and Wealth

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

ACC 300Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC 310Cost Accounting

3

BUS 400Cross-Cultural Experience

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Arts & Sciences Elective: Select from: SOC 101, PHI 201, SOC 203, HUM 212 or POL 202

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

ACC 301Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC 315Taxation

3

MAT 217Applied Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

MAT 281Selected Topics in Mathematics

3

ACC 400Information Systems

3

ACC 405Data Analytics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

THE 320

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

ACC 415Auditing

3

Total Credit Hours:16