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Accounting (B.A.)

The objective of the accounting program is to develop a solid foundation for public accounting, governmental accounting and corporate accounting. Public accounting is a field for independent accountants who review and report on the propriety of management’s measurements and communications of financial information; the corporate accountant accumulates, interprets and reports to management the financial results of the organization’s activities. With this preparation, one may structure a studies program toward either immediate employment or graduate school.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in accounting will:

  • learn generally accepted accounting principles and be able to prepare accurate and informative financial statements.
  • understand the importance and function of independent audits and and possess a working knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards.
  • possess a basic understanding of the Internal Revenue Code and the impact of taxes on business decisions.
  • develop competency in data analysis techniques, including spreadsheets and databases.
  • gain an understanding of the ethical dilemmas faced by accountants and auditors.
  • develop interpersonal skills and learn to be a valuable member of a team.
  • be prepared for entry-level employment in the field of accounting.

Major Requirements

  • ACCT 113 Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 123 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 213 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 223 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 221 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • MATH 211 Elementary Statistics 
  • CIS 111 Word Processing Applications
  • CIS 112 Spreadsheet Applications 
  • CIS 122 Advanced Spreadsheet Apps 
  • CIS 129 Fund of Info Systems 
  • BADM 355 Business Law I 
  • BADM 356 Business Law II 
  • ENG 260 Business and Technical Writing or BADM 384 Business Communication 
  • ACCT 313 Cost Accounting 
  • ACCT 323 Taxation-Personal 
  • ACCT 333 Taxation-Corporate 
  • ACCT 423 Auditing 
  • Upper Level (4 required) 
    • ACCT 253 Payroll Accounting 
    • ACCT 343 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 
    • ACCT 412 Accounting Information Systems
    • ACCT 413 Advanced Accounting 
    • ACCT 433 Accounting Theory 
    • ACCT 493 CPA – Preparing for the Profession 
    • ACCT 455 Cooperative Education

Transfer students are required to complete at Thiel a minimum of four upper-level courses required for the major.