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Students may initially declare an "-Interest" based major in this subject, but must still meet additional requirements to be formally accepted into the degree program.
Before a business major can be admitted to the Coles College Undergraduate Professional Program and enroll in any upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level), she or he must meet the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement. This involves earning an Adjusted GPA of 3.00 or greater for the following seven courses:
- ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
- ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II
- ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECON 2300 Business Statistics
- IS 2200 Information Systems & Communications
- BLAW 2200 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Students should also take BUSA 2150. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
Special General Education Requirements
Area A2: Students must take either MATH 1111, MATH 1113, or MATH 1190.
Double Owl Pathways
Related Minors or Certificates Available
ACCT 3200: Concepts in Federal Taxation
Focuses on the fundamental principles and concepts applicable to tax liability determination and tax planning, including an introduction to tax research methodology.
ACCT 4150: Auditing and Assurance
This course teaches audit theory, attestation, and assurance services. It focuses on the concepts of risk, control, evidence, and ethics for financial reporting and internal control purposes.
ACCT 4300: International Accounting
Introduction to accounting-related skills, tools, and knowledge sets useful in the context of investment in and management of international enterprises. Covers translation of foreign currency financial statements, accounting for foreign-currency transactions and hedges, comparative accounting and disclosure, ethics and other relevant topics.
ACCT 4800: Fraud and Forensic Accounting
This course will introduce students to a variety of fraud topics, including occupational fraud and fraudulent financial reporting. In addition, the students will explore the foundations of forensic accounting, including fraud examination techniques. The course uses a mix of articles, cases, and classroom discussion.