Accounting 150-Hour Program (B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Information Systems)

The 150-hour program in accounting leads to the simultaneous conferring of a Bachelor of Science in accounting and an M.S. in Information Systems at the completion of all program requirements. The program is structured to meet the requirements of the New York State Education Department for admission to the C.P.A. examination. Students must be admitted into the M.S. in I.S. program by the end of the second semester of their junior year. Requirements for admission to the M.S. in I.S. Program are as follows: GPA of 3.0 or above in Accounting courses and overall; Average grade in ACT 301 Intermediate Accounting I and ACT 302 Intermediate Accounting II of B or above; and a GMAT score of 450 or above.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language3
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Management Core Requirements
ACT 203Principles of Accounting I3
ACT 204Principles of Accounting II3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
STA 201Statistics I3
STA 202Statistics II3
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114Principles of Macroeconomics3
MIS 201Introduction to Management Info Systems3
LAW 200Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
ANL 301Business Analytics3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
BUS 470Business Policy3
Major Requirements
ACT 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACT 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACT 303Cost Accounting3
ACT 310Federal Income Tax for Individuals3
ACT 401Advanced Accounting3
ACT 405Auditing3
ACT 406Advanced Auditing3
ACT 410Taxation of Business Entities3
Select one of the following mathematics courses:3-4
Mathematics for Business Majors
Brief Calculus
Mathematics for Act Majors
Calculus I
Calculus II
Electives
Free Elective 23
Business/Accounting Elective3
Liberal Arts Electives9
M.S. in Information Systems Requirements
MIS 601Information Strategy and Management3
MIS 701Database Management Systems3
MIS 703Systems Analysis and Design3
MIS 704Communication, Networks,teleconferencing3
MIS 707Risk Mgmt in Large Scale Systems3
MIS 711Managing Systems Project3
MIS 715Mobile Applications & Business Strategies3
MIS 717Managing the Technological Enterprise3
Select three of the following:9
Accounting Information Systems
Health Information Systems
MIS 735
Specl Topics in Mgmt Info Syst
Master's Thesis Research Project
BUS 790-798 Special Topics in Management
Total Credit Hours152-154
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Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

Students waiving out of CSC 151 Intro Information Processing must substitute a liberal arts elective in its place. Free electives may be from either the liberal arts or the business/accounting areas.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Mathematics for Business Majors  
Brief Calculus  
Mathematics for Act Majors  
Calculus I  
Calculus II  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
BUS 150 Globalization in World of Differences or Foreign Language (Either fulfills EAC Requirement) 3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Natural Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
Liberal Arts Elective (DIV, VPA or IDS) 3
ACT 203 Principles of Accounting I 3
STA 201 Statistics I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
LAW 200 Legal Environment of Business 3
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Info Systems 3
ACT 204 Principles of Accounting II 3
STA 202 Statistics II 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Business/Accounting Elective 3
ACT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACT 303 Cost Accounting 3
FIN 301 Managerial Finance 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Liberal Arts Electives (DIV, VPA or IDS) 1 6
ACT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACT 310 Federal Income Tax for Individuals 3
ANL 301 Business Analytics 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
ACT 410 Taxation of Business Entities 3
ACT 401 Advanced Accounting 3
MIS 717 Managing the Technological Enterprise 3
MGT 301 Intro to Organization & Mgmt 3
MIS 701
Database Management Systems
or Systems Analysis and Design
3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
ACT 405 Auditing 3
MIS 601 Information Strategy and Management 3
ACT 550 Accounting Information Systems 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Health Information Systems  
Mobile Applications & Business Strategies  
Business Intelligence  
MIS 735
 
Developing Decision Support Applications With Visual Basic  
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year
First Semester
MIS 711 Managing Systems Project 3
MIS 707 Risk Mgmt in Large Scale Systems 3
ENG 403
Writing and Speaking in the Professions
or Writing in the Real World
3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
ACT 406 Advanced Auditing 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Health Information Systems  
Mobile Applications & Business Strategies  
Business Intelligence  
MIS 735
 
Developing Decision Support Applications With Visual Basic  
MIS 790
Specl Topics in Mgmt Info Syst
or Master's Thesis Research Project
3
Select one of the following: 3
Database Management Systems  
Systems Analysis and Design  
Specl Topics in Mgmt Info Syst  
Religion 3
BUS 470 Business Policy 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours152
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NOTE: ACT/MIS 550 must be taken with the "ACT" prefix.

Note: Graduate courses in the senior year should not be taken until completion of at least 90 credit hours and admission to the graduate program.  Courses designated as fifth year courses should not be taken until completion of at least 120 credits and admission to the graduate program.