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Accounting course catalog


RITA BROWN, Part-time Instructor of Accounting
BA, Augustana College; MAcc, Northern Illinois University; CPA, Illinois; CMA

MICHAEL CLARK, Part-time Instructor of Accounting
BA, Augustana College; MAcc., University of Iowa; CPA, Iowa; CMA

JOHN DELANEY, S. James Galley Professor in Accounting, Chair
BA, Loras College; MBA, University of Iowa; DBA, St. Ambrose University; CPA, Illinois; CMA, CIA

CHRIS HELLER, Part-time Instructor of Accounting
BA, MBA, St. Ambrose University

KRISTEN LOGAN, Part-time Instructor of Accounting
BS, Illinois State University; MAcc, Saint Ambrose University; CPA, Illinois; CMA

OLIVIA MELTON, Visiting Professor
BA, Augustana College; MAcc, Western Illinois University; CPA, Illinois

NADIA SCHWARTZ, Assistant Professor
BA, Ryazan State Agricultural Academy; MAcc, Western Illinois University; CPA, Illinois

GREGORY P. TAPIS, Assistant Professor
BS, Massachusetts Dartmouth; PhD, Mississippi State University; CPA, Iowa and Mississippi; CISA, CMA, CFM, CFE

MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING. 31 credits including ACCT-200 or 201, ACCT-202, ACCT-311, ACCT-312, ACCT-313, ACCT-314, ACCT-321, ACCT-322, ACCT-323, ACCT-442, and 3 credits of electives or internships. Take one course from ACCT-443, ACCT-444, ACCT-445 or ACCT-446. Required supporting courses (12 credits): ECON-201 and ECON-202, BUSN-211 or MATH-315. BUSN-212 or MATH-316. Recommended supporting courses (12 credits): BUSN-205, BUSN-307 or RELG-327, BUSN-341, COMM-401.

MINOR IN ACCOUNTING. 16 credits including ACCT-200 or 201, ACCT-202, ACCT-321, ACCT-312 and 4 additional accounting credits. Required supporting courses for the major are not required for the minor. 

A 1.67 grade-point average in accounting classes is required for enrollment in any course beyond ACCT-202.


Most states require candidates applying to sit for the CPA exam complete 150 hours (credits) at an accredited college or university. Designed for students planning to take the CPA exam, this program provides an opportunity for students to complete the additional coursework beyond the requirements of the accounting major. Both current and prospective students must apply for admission into the program and complete the following requirements. For a complete list of the college policies and guidelines, see the catalog section on Organization of the Curriculum.





___3 Hours BUSN-341 Business Law
___3 Hours BUSN-205 Business Writing
___3 Hours RELG-327 Business Ethics or BUSN307 Social Issues in Management
___6 Hours Additional Accounting Electives From
ACCT-451 Fraud Investigation
ACCT-452 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACCT-453 Corporate Accounting
ACCT-454 Advanced Auditing
ACCT-455 Advanced Managerial
ACCT-456 Advanced Tax
ACCT-457 Advanced Financial Accounting


___3 Hours COMM 401 Business and Professional Communication

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors

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