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    Dr. Joseph Riotto
    Email: jriotto@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-3353
    Fax: (201) 200-3242

    Located in the Professional Studies Building, Room 414

    Bachelors of Science in Accounting

    A Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides a detailed understanding of how accounting systems are structured and implemented, as well as a valuable foundation in how businesses function. Students completing this major are prepared for a career in public agencies or private firms as an auditor, tax preparer, budget analyst or corporate manager. The accounting degree provides the required background for students planning to pursue an M.B.A or other graduate program. Undergraduates may also take the five year combined Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Accounting Program. 

    The accounting curriculum also prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. In New Jersey, students need 150 semester hours of college credits. The undergraduate accounting program combined with the Master of Science in Accounting is designed to meet this requirement. In addition the degree is an excellent base for students planning on pursuing an M.B.A. or an MS in accounting.

    The requirements for admission to this degree program are:

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
    • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 in all Business courses
    • Completion of at least 42 credits, including the All University Requirements and the following specific pre-major courses:
      BUSI 201 Introduction to Business
      ACCT 251 Principles of Accounting I
      ACCT 252* Principles of Accounting II
      ECON 207 Principles of Economics: Macro
      ECON 208 Principles of Economics: Micro
      MATH 1165* Precalculus for Business
      * Requires a prerequisite course, see course description for more information.
    • Declaration of major upon completion of the above requirements 

    Transfer Students:

    Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits at NJCU, in addition to above requirements prior to declaring a major.

    Courses taken at NJCU to satisfy the Accounting major require a minimum grade of C (2.0). Major classes in which a grade below a C is earned do not meet degree requirements. Students who are unable to meet these standards are advised to withdraw from the major.

    Accreditation:

    The Business Administration Department is accredited by


    Students completing this major are prepared for a career in public agencies or private firms as an auditor, tax preparer, budget analyst or corporate manager.

    Course Requirements:  

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
    BUSI 201¹ Introduction to Business 3
    BUSI 203* Business Statistics 3
    MGMT 211* Principles of Management 3
    MKTG 231* Principles of Marketing 3
    ACCT 251¹ Principles of Accounting I 3
    ACCT 252 Principles of Accounting II 3
    ACCT 281  Business Law I 3
    ACCT282* Business Law II 3
    ACCT 351* Intermediate Accounting I 3
    ACCT 352* Intermediate Accounting II 3
    ACCT 354* Cost Accounting 3
    FINC 371* Managerial Finance 3
    ACCT 401* Accounting Information Systems 3
    BUSI 411* Business Policy 3
    ACCT 451* Auditing 3
    ACCT 452* Government and Nonprofit Accounting 3
    ACCT 453* Problems in Federal Taxation 3
    ACCT 454* Advanced Accounting 3
    ACCT 552* Seminar: Tax and Current Issues 3
    CS 214² Business Applications on the Microcomputer I 3
    ECON 207¹ ² Principles of Economics: Macro 3
    ECON 208¹ ² Principles of Economics: Micro 3
    ECON 364  Money and Banking 3
    ENGL 200* Writing for Business 3
    MATH 1165*¹ ² Pre-calculus for Business 3

     

    Electives: Select a minimum of three credits from International BUSI courses.
    Notes: ¹ Taken as a pre-major required course.
               ² May be used to simultaneously satisfy a General Studies Program area requirement.
    * Requires a prerequisite course, see course description for more information.