Accounting (BS)

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The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree provides a general business foundation including courses in business statistics, statistical programming and business analytics with a depth of specialization in accounting issues and skills. Students develop interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills, and learn how to apply technology in the accounting field. The curriculum includes financial and managerial accounting, taxation, business law and ethics, auditing and accounting information systems. 

High achieving students completing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may choose to apply directly to the Master of Accounting (MAC) program, earning the graduate degree with just one additional year of coursework. Successful completion of the graduate program qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. 

Accounting Department
Poole College of Management
3102 Nelson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 515-5565
https://poole.ncsu.edu/accounting

Kathy Krawczyk
Department Head
Dixon Hughes Goodman Professor of Accounting

Plan Requirements

Humanities and Social Sciences
Acad Writing Research 14
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Argumentation and Advocacy
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
EC 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
Select one of the following:3
Communication for Engineering and Technology
Communication for Business and Management
Communication for Science and Research
GEP Humanities6
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
Select one of the following: (verify requirement)
Managing Ethics in Organizations
History and Archaeology of Ancient Latin America
Contemporary Moral Issues
Ethical Problems in the Law
Ethics
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Mathematical and Natural Sciences
GEP Natural Sciences7
Select one of the following: 13
Elements of Calculus
Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A
Calculus I
MA 114Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications3
or MA 242 Calculus III
Select one of the following:3
Economics and Business Statistics
Economics and Business Statistics
Introduction to Statistics II
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression
BUS 351Predictive Analytics for Business3
ST 307Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS1
or ST 308 Introduction to Statistical Programming - R
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives2
Physical Education
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
Corequisites
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Major Requirements (Non-Acc)
M 100Personal and Professional Identity Development1
MIE 201Introduction to Business Processes3
BUS 320Financial Management3
MIE 330Human Resource Management3
BUS 340Information Systems Management3
BUS 360Marketing Methods3
BUS 370Operations and Supply Chain Management3
MIE 305Legal and Regulatory Environment3
MIE 480Business Policy and Strategy3
Major Requirements (Acc)
ACC 210Concepts of Financial Reporting 23
ACC 220Introduction to Managerial Accounting 13
ACC 310Intermediate Financial Accounting I 13
ACC 311Intermediate Financial Accounting II 13
ACC 330An Introduction To Income Taxation 13
ACC 340Accounting Information Systems 13
ACC 450Auditing and Assurance Services3
Analytics Focus (ACC)
Concentration
BUS/ACC 458Analytics: From Data to Decisions3
ACC 459 (BUS 459, ACC 411, ACC 440)3
Accounting Elective
Free Electives 313
Select one of the following:3
Individual Income Taxation
Business Valuation
Cost Accounting for Effective Management
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Total Hours120

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing3
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

 GPA Graduation Requirements

  • Overall GPA for all courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher; and
  • Overall GPA for all ACC courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
M 100 Personal and Professional Identity Development 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research (or GEP Natural Sciences with Lab) 1 4
Select one of the following: 2 3
Elements of Calculus  
Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A  
Calculus I  
MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes 3
Free Elective 4 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 114
Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications
or Calculus III
3
Communications or Humanities 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research (or GEP Natural Sciences with Lab) 1 4
EC 201
Principles of Microeconomics
or Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
3
ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting 3 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACC 220
Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
or Introduction to Managerial Accounting
3
BUS 340 Information Systems Management 3
BUS/ST 350
Economics and Business Statistics
or Probability and Statistics for Engineers
or Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression
3
GEP Natural Sciences 3
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ACC 310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 3
BUS 351 Predictive Analytics for Business 3
Select one of the following: 3
Financial Management  
Marketing Methods  
Operations and Supply Chain Management  
Legal and Regulatory Environment  
Human Resource Management  
PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology 3
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) 3
ST 307
Introduction to Statistical Programming- SAS
or Introduction to Statistical Programming - R
1
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
ACC 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 3
ACC 340 Accounting Information Systems 3
Select two of the following: 12 6
Financial Management  
Marketing Methods  
Operations and Supply Chain Management  
Legal and Regulatory Environment  
Human Resource Management  
Advanced Writing (select one of the following) 15 3
Communication for Engineering and Technology  
Communication for Business and Management  
Communication for Science and Research  
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ACC 330 An Introduction To Income Taxation 3 3
Select two of the following: 6
Financial Management  
Marketing Methods  
Operations and Supply Chain Management  
Legal and Regulatory Environment  
Human Resource Management  
BUS 458 Analytics: From Data to Decisions 3
Communications or Humanities 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
ACC 450 Auditing and Assurance Services 3 3
ACC 459 or Accounting Elective 17, 18 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2
Free Elective 4 4
GEP Humanities 1 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Accounting Elective or ACC 459 17, 18 3
MIE 480 Business Policy and Strategy 3
Free Electives 19 6
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Career Opportunities

The field of accounting deals with identifying, measuring and communicating information to assist individuals and companies in making informed economic decisions. Accounting provides students with excellent career opportunities. Individuals graduating with an accounting degree can expect to be exposed to all aspects of an organization from a broad top-down perspective.