The accounting major is designed to provide a knowledge base in both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting courses expose the student to a broad perspective of accounting needed for management responsibility within a company, in the field of public accounting, or studies in a graduate program.
The major provides course work that helps prepare students for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Indiana and most states require individuals to have completed a minimum of 150 hours of college credit to be eligible to take the CPA exam. Accounting majors who plan to enter the public accounting field are strongly encouraged to complete at least 150 hours before they complete their college education.
Resources are available to make it possible for students to design their 150 plan and to complete it in eight or nine semesters (with some summer school). Click to learn more.
Anderson University has an educational partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Major (56 hours)
- Prerequisite of one course from:
- Finite Math — MATH 1300
- Applied Calculus — MATH 1400
- Calculus I — MATH 2010
- 37-hour business core
- Intermediate Accounting I — ACCT 3010
- Intermediate Accounting II — ACCT 3020
- Managerial Accounting — ACCT 3110
- Federal Income Tax — ACCT 4020
- Auditing — ACCT 4310
- Professional Ethics for Accountants — ACCT 4900
- One course from the following:
- Global Finance & Accounting — ACCT 3210
- Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations — ACCT 3300
- Accounting Internship — ACCT 4800
- Intermediate Finance — BSNS 3350
- Investments — BSNS 4150
- Intermediate Economic Analysis — ECON 3020
- Public Finance — ECON 3110
- Money & Banking — ECON 3410
Forensic Accounting Concentration
Forensic Accounting educates students on the prevalence and causes of white-collar crime and occupational fraud, the methods in which these crimes are prevented, committed, detected, and investigated, and the legal issues involved in conducting these investigations. These courses, along with core accounting classes such as auditing and intermediate accounting, will help prepare students to take the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) Exam.
A 9 hour concentration can be added as part of the required 150 hours for a CPA. Each course is 3 credit hours.
- Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination I — ACCT 3200
- Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examiniation II — ACCT 3440
- Criminal Law and Legal Examination of Fraud Examination — ACCT 4200
View the Undergraduate Catalog for full course descriptions.