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Bachelor of Arts in Professional Accounting

Program Description
Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Accounting focuses on accounting skills needed to meet the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination in the state of Florida. Topics include accounting skills in the areas of financial accounting, accounting information systems, governmental and institutional accounting, tax accounting, auditing, ethics and employment law.

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

    To develop students’ ability to understand various accounting methods and systems
    To prepare students for jobs in the accounting field
    To develop student understanding of specialty areas of accounting including financial, managerial, tax and governmental systems

Prerequisite for Major Courses
None

Program Outline
To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Accounting, students must earn 123.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows.

Lower Division Professional Accounting Major Courses (24 credit hours)

* Accounting Principles I

3.0 credit hours

* Accounting Principles II

3.0 credit hours

* Accounting Information for Business Decisions

3.0 credit hours

Business Law

3.0 credit hours

Financial Management  

3.0 credit hours

Principles of Management

3.0 credit hours

Introduction to Marketing

3.0 credit hours

* Principle of Taxation

3.0 credit hours

*Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
Lower Division General Education Courses (36.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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Upper Division Professional Accounting Major Courses(45.0 credit hours)

* Managerial Accounting

3.0 credit hours

*  Financial Accounting I

3.0 credit hours

*  Financial Accounting II

3.0 credit hours

*  Accounting Theory and Concepts

3.0 credit hours

*  Financial Accounting III

3.0 credit hours

* Accounting Information Systems

3.0 credit hours

* Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting

3.0 credit hours

* Governmental and Institutional Accounting

3.0 credit hours

* Auditing I

3.0 credit hours

* Auditing II

3.0 credit hours

* Fraud Examination

3.0 credit hours

* Ethical Issues in Accounting

3.0 credit hours

 Service Marketing

3.0 credit hours

* Income Tax Accounting

3.0 credit hours

* Corporate, Business & Trust Tax

3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses  (18.0 credit hours)

Management Information Systems

3.0 credit hours

Money and Banking

3.0 credit hours

Writing for Managers

3.0 credit hours

Critical Thinking

3.0 credit hours

Research and Statistical Analysis

3.0 credit hours

Research Writing

3.0 credit hours

*Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

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