Bachelor Degrees


Accounting

Academic Program Mission Statement:
Today’s global business environment places many demands on the workforce to provide accurate and reliable financial and non-financial data. Accounting is the language which communicates and measures performance of a business entity. Accounting students must know how to meet the needs of businesses, shareholders, investors and government regulators. They must keep these stakeholders informed on the financial state of the entity to insure that ethical and socially responsible business decisions are made in line with corporate, regulatory agencies, and consumer expectations. The accounting curriculum at Newbury College provides the student with the necessary professional skills to prepare, analyze and measure financial performance so that they can compete in an increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of self, society and the global business environment. 
  2. Know and apply comprehensive accounting knowledge, including generally accepted accounting principles, generally accepted auditing standards and individual and business tax regulations.
  3. Thoughtfully access and analyze financial and non-financial accounting data and accompanying footnotes to make sound business decisions, including internal and external decisions involving accounting and financial matters. 
  4. Communicate effectively in a myriad of business situations with particular emphasis on clear and concise communication of financial information.
  5. Understand and apply socially responsible behavior in business and accounting environments. 
  6. Practice ethical business behavior with strong emphasis on financial statement preparation and reporting requirements of regulatory agencies.

Recommended Course Sequencing:

Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

FIRST YEAR

AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CS117 Applications and Presentations or CS118 Spreadsheets and Intro to Databases *
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
EN206 Introduction to Literature
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World Civilization (Modern)
MH205 Business Calculus
MN105 Principles of Management
Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective

SECOND YEAR
AC201 Intermediate Accounting I
AC202 Intermediate Accounting II
AC204 Principles of Finance
HU135 World Religions or HU152 Introduction to Philosophy
MH216 Statistics
MK105 Principles of Marketing
MN200 Business Law
MN208 Business Communications
SS102 Macroeconomics
SS103 Microeconomics

THIRD YEAR
AC207 Individual Taxation
AC308 Business Taxation
HU305 Ethics
IB301 International Business Management
SS305 Global Issues
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)
200-level (or higher) Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
200-level (or higher) Literature Elective
300-level (or higher) Business Elective
Elective

FOURTH YEAR
AC310 Cost Accounting
AC320 Auditing
AC499 Accounting Internship or AC498 Bachelor Thesis
MN405 Strategic Management
200-level (or higher) Arts and Science Elective
300-level (or higher) Business Electives (2)
Electives (3)


Total Credits Required For Graduation: 121

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Science elective.