School of Business

Accounting Concentration

A major in business administration with a concentration in accounting provides a doorway to many career opportunities both within and outside of accounting. The degree may lead one to become a certified public accountant or certified management accountant and will prepare one for employment in the manufacturing and service industries as well as for government service. A background in accounting is also an excellent foundation for graduate school in business or law. 

Accounting, often called the language of business, provides essential information about the economic activities of an entity. It plays an important role in our economic and social system. The decisions made by individuals, businesses, governments and other entities determine the use of the nation's scarce resources. The goal of accounting is to record, report and interpret economic and financial data for use by decision makers.

Concentration Requirements

21 semester hours
ACC 301. Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 302. Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 310. Cost Accounting
ACC 420. Tax Accounting
ACC 450. Advanced Accounting
ACC 460. Auditing
Elective — Choose one from
ACC 341 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 345. Accounting Information Systems
ACC 470. Accounting Internship
BA 430. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
BA 431. Investment Management
ECON 313. Financial Institutions and Markets
BA 499. Business Directed “Maymester"

Course Descriptions

Notes: Students selecting the accounting concentration should take and substitute ACC 345 (Accounting Information Systems) for TM 401 (Management Information Systems). If a student takes TM 401, ACC 345 can be used as the Accounting elective.

Students interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) need to earn 30 semester hours in ACC courses above ACC 201 and ACC 202, and total at least 150 semester hours. Interested students should work closely with their academic advisor in planning the courses selected which can include ACC 341 (Financial Statement Analysis), ACC 345 (Accounting Information Systems), ACC 470 (Accounting Internship), ACC/MBA 643 (Financial Investment Analysis), ACC/MBA 650 (Corporate Financial Analysis), and ACC/MBA 653 (Managerial Accounting).

Find additional information about courses and concentrations in the Piedmont College Catalog.

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