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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, BS


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About the Program

Accounting Accountants help businesses and organizations solve problems and succeed in a rapidly changing, globally competitive environment. Our graduates join a network of Purdue alumni who hold important positions in organizations around the world. For example, Beth Brooke-Marciniak, CPA and Global Vice Chair - Public Policy at EY, has once again been named to the Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women. Our graduates place nationally with Big 4 accounting firms, regional public accounting firms, Fortune 1000 companies, consulting firms, small corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies across the U.S. and internationally.

Four Outstanding Programs:

  • Our undergraduate accounting major is a 120 credit hour program that provides students with the foundation for successful careers in accounting and business or for graduate study.
  • Our Certificate of Advanced Accountancy program adds a 5th year to the undergraduate accounting major and puts students on an educationally sound path to the 150 credit hours needed to take the Uniform CPA exam in most states.
  • Our Masters of Science (Accounting) degree is a two-semester, 30 credit hour program that features a flexible curriculum with field consulting opportunities with start-ups and non-profits. Students tailor their coursework to their career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready.
  • Our Ph.D Program in Accounting prepares students for careers as researchers and teachers. Our graduates have published their research in top accounting journals and are recognized for their rigorous analytical training.

While studying at Purdue, accounting students have ample opportunities for professional development and networking through student organizations sponsored by the Accounting Area. The Accounting Area is committed to Purdue’s mission of creating and disseminating knowledge. Over the last several years, our faculty members and recent Ph.D. graduates publish their research in top academic journals and present it conferences around the world.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for Accounting  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be print-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

 

Program: ACCT-BS
Code: ACCT
Credit hours: 120
Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum
Major Index: 2.00 minimum

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (53 credits)


MAI Core


Electives (19 credits)


The number of general electives will vary for each student and can include AP credit, transfer credit, and/or Credit by Exam.

*Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core Requirements


  • To be admitted into Upper Division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and required School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Complete MGMT 29500  with a C- or higher; Grade calculated in GPA but not for MAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
  • University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” cannot be replaced by a transfer course.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100 , MA 16200 , MA 16500 , MA 16600  do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info) courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (www.aacsb.edu).
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
  • Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • Refer to myPurduePlan at www.mypurdue.purdue.edu for degree requirements

Accounting Professional Electives


Professional Electives include the MGMT or ECON classes at the 30000 level or higher on this list by major. Up to 3 credits of EPICS courses at the 30000 level or higher may be used. 6 credits at the 30000 level or higher taken at an approved Krannert study abroad program may be used with advisor approval and used as a Professional Elective. Courses marked (**) can also be applied towards the International Elective requirements.

International Electives


Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

± Also counts for UC Humanities

≈ Also counts for UC Science Technology & Society

≥ Check myPurdue for course pre-requisites

Note


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

CC Critical Course to satisfy MAI requirements

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


120 Total Credits


Degree Requirement


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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