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Bachelor of Science in Accountancy


Suggested Schedule for Accountancy Majors

1st YEAR

Semester 1 (15-16 hours) Semester 2 (15 hours)
ENGL 103 (3) (depends on Placement Exam)
Rhetoric & Composition I
ENGL 104 (3) (depends on Placement Exam)
Rhetoric & Composition II
COMS 100 (3)
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
General Education (3)
General Education (3) MATH 211 (3) (depends on Placement Exam)
Calculus for Business & Social Science
MATH 110 College Algebra (3) (depends on Placement Exam)
or MATH 211 Calculus for Business & Social Science
MGMT 217 (3)
Legal Environment of Business
OMIS 259 (3)
Intro to Business Information Systems
PSYC 102 (3)
Intro to Psychology
UNIV 101 (1) or UBUS 101 (1-3)
University Experience or Business Disciplines & Issues
UBUS 100 (0 )
Career Compass

2nd YEAR

Semester 1 (15 hours) Semester 2 (15 hours)
ACCY 206 (3)
Intro to Financial Accounting
ACCY 207 (3)
Intro to Cost Management
ECON 260 or 261 (3)
Principles of Micro or Macro Economics
ECON 260 or 261 (3)
Principles of Micro or Macro Economics
UBUS 223 (3)
Intro to Business Statistics
General Education (3)
General Education (3) General Education (3)
General Education (3) General Education (3)
UBUS 200
Passport Introduction (0)
 

Lower level business core requirements & GPA must be met to enroll in 300/400 level courses.
See retention criteria.


3rd YEAR

Semester 1 (16-17 hours) Semester 2 (15-16 hours)
ACCY 310A
ACCY Info Systems (3)
ACCY 331
Financial Reporting I (3)
ACCY 310S
ACCY Info Systems Lab (1 )
ACCY 360
Assurance Services (3)
ACCY 320
Intermediate Cost Mgmt. (3)
ACCY 370**
ACCY Career Seminar (0-1 )
ACCY 370**
ACCY Career Seminar (0-1 )
MGMT 346
Business Communications (3)
UBUS 310
Business Core Lecture (9)
UBUS 311
Business Core Applications (3)
UBUS 200*
Passport Introduction (0)
Non Accountancy Elective (3)
*Must be taken in 3rd year (1st semester) if not taken prior to UBUS 310.

4th YEAR

Semester 1 (15 hours) Semester 2 (13 hours)
ACCY 432
Financial Reporting II (3)
Advanced ACCY Course (3)
ACCY 450
Taxation of Business Entities & Individuals (3)
Advanced ACCY Course (3)
FINA 410
Financial Markets & Investments (3)
Advanced ACCY Course (3)
Non Accountancy Elective (3) MGMT 468
Strategic Management (3)
Non Accountancy Elective (3) UBUS 201
Passport Culmination (0)
ACCY 470
Accounting Career Skills Seminar (3)
 

** Students planning an internship should register for ACCY 370 during their first semester. If a student receives a spring internship, this schedule will need to be adjusted.

Alternate Suggested Schedule

Although other factors are also important in getting a good job, most employers, when making hiring decisions, place significant weight on a student's GPA and involvement in campus activities. If you were taking just one accounting course during a semester, planning and managing your time so that you could successfully learn the course material and participate in campus activities would not be an issue. You, however, are probably taking more than one course each semester as well as possibly working, commuting, and trying to keep up a personal life. Nobody can sustain an intense schedule for long. So that you can meet all of your responsibilities, succeed at NIU, and be offered the career position you want, you need to keep the following guideline in mind as you plan your course schedule.

REMEMBER THE 60 HOUR RULE: Multiply the number of hours in which you are enrolled by three. Subtract that amount from 60 hours in order to determine how many hours you can reasonably work a week and not experience complete burn-out. If you cannot decrease the number of hours you are working, then decrease the number of hours in which you enroll as suggested in the schedule below.

Suggested Sequence 300 and 400 Level Courses (3rd YEAR)

Semester 1 Semester 2
ACCY 310A
Info Systems (3 hrs.)
ACCY 331
Financial Reporting I (3 hrs.)
ACCY 310S
ACCY Info Systems Lab (1 hr.)
ACCY 320
Intermediate Cost Mgmt. (3 hrs.)
UBUS 310
Business Core: Lecture (9 hrs.)
ACCY 370
Accountancy Career Planning Seminar * (1 hr.)
UBUS 200
Passport Introduction (0)
MGMT 346
Business Communications (3 hrs.)

UBUS 311
Business Core Applications (3 hrs.)
13 hours 13 hours

Suggested Sequence 300 and 400 Level Courses (4th YEAR)

Semester 1 Semester 2
ACCY 432
Financial Reporting II (3 hrs.)
ACCY 450
Taxation (3 hrs.)
ACCY 360
Assurance Services (3 hrs.)
Advanced ACCY Course (3 hrs.)
Non Accountancy Elective (3 hrs.) FINA 410
Financial Markets & Investments (3 hrs.)
Non Accountancy Elective (3 hrs.) Non Accountancy Elective (3 hrs.)
12 hours 12 hours

Suggested Sequence 300 and 400 Level Courses (5th YEAR)

Semester 1 Semester 2
MGMT 468
Strategic Management (3 hrs.)

Advanced ACCY Course (3 hrs.)
Advanced ACCY Course (3 hrs.)
ACCY 470
Career Skills Seminar (1 hrs.)

UBUS 201
Passport Culmination (0)

10 hours