Business Administration: Emphasis in Accounting

Program Description

The Business Administration majors balance theoretical instruction with practical, hands-on experiences. Warner Pacific graduates have gone on to careers in accounting, marketing and management, as well as various graduate programs.

Students earning a BS in Business Administration must complete an emphasis in either Management/Leadership or Accounting.

Emphasis in Accounting

Part 1: General Education Core Courses
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Business Administration Core Courses
(See Business Core Courses)

Part 3: Required Courses for Accounting: 24 credits: 24 upper division credits in residence.

BUS 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUS 314 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 411 Advanced Accounting 3
BUS 412 Introduction to Taxation 3
BUS 332 Auditing 3
BUS 335 Accounting Information Systems 3

One or more electives:

BUS 331 Non-profit accounting 3
BUS 490 Accounting Topics 1-3
BUS 413 Advanced Taxation 3
BUS 415 VITA/Tax Volunteer 3

Program Objectives:

On successful completion of the major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • The proficiencies listed under the core requirements for the business administration major.
  • Proficiency with the basic functional competencies of decision making, risk analysis, measurement, reporting, research, and leveraging technology to enhance functional competencies.
  • Proficiency with the basic personal competencies of professional demeanor, problem solving and decision making, interaction, leadership, communication, project management, and leveraging technology to enhance personal competencies.
  • Proficiency with the broad business perspective competencies of strategic and critical thinking, industry and sector perspective, international and global perspective, resource management, legal and regulatory perspective, marketing and client forces, and leveraging technology to enhance business competencies.

Student outcomes are also measured in association with department outcomes which are aligned with the College’s core themes.

What Can I do With this Degree?

Accounting is a versatile degree. Students who graduate with a major in accounting may find jobs in many areas of business including: banking, financial planning, sales, production management, client management, product development, procurement, and general management.

(updated June 2014)