Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
    Feb 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration: Accounting (BS.BUS.ACC)

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration strives to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to ethical behavior and intellectual growth. The department core is designed to provide a foundation of general business knowledge on which individual programs within the department can build. Internships can be available for qualified students. Students successfully completing a Business Administration major will be able to compete effectively for professional employment, understand the importance of professional behavior, possess a strong work ethic, and be prepared to pursue lifelong learning including graduate studies and beyond.

Students are encouraged to use their selection of frames of reference courses and other free elective courses to broaden their experiences and exposure to other ways of thinking and to other disciplines. Free elective course work can be from any discipline and can be, but need not be, used to fulfill requirements for a minor.

Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will be proficient in:

  • Defining, analyzing, and solving problems in both an individual and group environment.
  • Recognizing and using effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Using computers and other technologies generally used in an entry-level business environment.

Concentration in Accounting

Students completing a BS.BUS with a concentration in Accounting are prepared to pursue careers as corporate, not-for-profit, or small business accountants or to continue their studies at the graduate level. With the addition of the Master of Science in Accounting degree, students are prepared for careers in public accounting and advancement in private accounting. A career as a professional accountant requires a commitment to lifelong learning as the profession is continually evolving. Therefore, pre-entry education should lay the base on which lifelong learning can be built. This base has three components: skills, knowledge, and professional orientation.

Students completing a BS.BUS.ACC will demonstrate technical competency and professional knowledge in accounting theory, auditing, and individual income taxation.

Total credits required for the major: 65

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

It is strongly recommended that all students majoring in Business Administration complete either MAT 2021 - Statistics I  and MAT 2022 - Statistics II  or MAT 2021 - Statistics I  and MAT 1531 - Calculus I  for the scientific and mathematical frame of reference to be adequately prepared for upper level business study.

Masters Degree

Castleton offers a one year Master of Science degree for students seeking licensure as a certified public accountant or continued career advancement in either corporate, not-for-profit, or government organizations. Castleton’s graduate catalog contains a more thorough discussion of the degree including course descriptions. Requirements for initial CPA licensure vary by state; students desiring initial licensure in states other than Vermont should review the requirements of that state.

Dual Concentration

A student may concentrate in two of the following areas of expertise within the Department of Business Administration: ACC, MGT, and MKT. The student must complete all required Business Core courses, all required courses for both concentrations, and two Business electives with an ACC, BUS, or CIS suffix. (Business electives are courses not required by the major or concentration but add depth and richness to the student's learning experience.)

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