Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011



L. Grasso, Chair; C. Crespi, M. Durant, P. Mihalek, A. Rich, M. Roxas, H. Shakun, J. Stoneback, P. Tilley (Dept. phone: 860-832-3220)


Department Overview

The accounting program prepares its graduates for professional careers in public, corporate, and governmental accounting, and for advanced graduate study in accounting. The program provides the background necessary in areas of accounting such as financial reporting, auditing, taxation, cost management, budgeting, accounting information systems, and management advisory services.

The accounting program satisfies the business and accounting educational requirements of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy for eligibility to take the Connecticut CPA examination at graduation. Please note that Connecticut requires150 hours of university credit. Additional courses may be taken at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Also, 36 of the 150 credit hours must be in "AC" designated courses, and 30 credit hours must be in "BUS" and "ECON" designated courses. The accounting program also satisfies the educational requirements for eligibility to become a certified management accountant or a certified internal auditor.



Curriculum Requirements
Students must first successfully complete the School of Business pre-major requirements before they can be admitted to the accounting major. Upon admission to the accounting major, students must complete the common business core of 27 credits and an additional 30 credits of specific accounting course work as follows:


Major in Accounting, BS

Accounting Foundation (30 credits)

AC 300 Foundations of Accounting: The Profession, Processes, and Analysis 3
AC 301 Cost Management Systems 3
AC 312 Financial Reporting I 3
AC 313 Financial Reporting II 3
AC 340 Accounting Information Systems 3
AC 401 Introduction to Income Taxation 3
AC 445 Auditing 3


Directed Accounting Electives (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

AC 311 Accounting Applications 3
AC 402 Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation 3
AC 404 Taxation of Business Pass-Through Entities 3
AC 407 Advanced Accounting 3
AC 410 Fraud Examination 3
AC 420 Managerial Analysis & Cost Control 3
AC 421 Accounting for Lean Enterprises 3
AC 430 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations 3
AC 455 Internal Auditing 3
AC 490 Current Accounting Topics 3
AC 497 Independent Study 3
LAW 400 Advanced Business Law 3
FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3



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