Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Accounting (BS)

This program offers students a strong general business education together with the opportunity for a concentration in finance, international business, management, or marketing. The BS degree program in Accounting is appropriate for graduates of associate’s degree programs as well as for new and transfer students.

Admission, Continuation, and Graduation Requirements

For admission, continuation, and graduation from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  A 2.5 GPA is not a requirement for students pursuing a minor in the School of Business, or for students enrolling in individual courses.

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

The undergraduate students satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses (to fulfill their 400 level elective requirements) at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses will be double-counted toward their master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.

Criteria:

  1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Economics at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits. 
  2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island Business School faculty under whom the applicant has studied. 
  4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.
  5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance into to the Business Management graduate program.
  6. All graduate courses in the MS in Accounting can be taken as double-counting courses.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements 76-79 credits
Total Credits Required 120

A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency. The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.

Major Requirements

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 218Introduction to Accounting II(RNL)

4

BUS 160Business Law I(RNL)

3

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

FNC 240/ECO 240Managerial Finance I(RLA)

3

MKT 111Marketing(RNL)

3

MGT 110Organizational Theory and Management(RNL)

3

MGT 230/ECO 230Introduction to Managerial and Economic Statistics(RLA)

4

In addition to the course taken to satisfy Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (RMQR), students must take an additional math course from the following list: (3-6 credits)

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 221Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

4

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

ACC 305Intermediate Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 314Intermediate Accounting II(RNL)

4

ACC 325Federal Income Taxation I(RNL)

3

ACC 310Cost Accounting I(RNL)

3

BUS 260Business Law II(RNL)

3

FNC 345Managerial Finance II(RLA)

4

Plus 16 additional credits in related subjects chosen with the written approval of the student's advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 76-79

Accounting majors who wish to become licensed Certified Public Accountants must complete the five courses listed below, all of which qualify as part of the 16 credits of related subjects.

ACC 332Accounting Information Systems(RNL)

4

ACC 414Advanced Accounting(RNL)

4

ACC 415CPA Problems and Current Issues(RNL)

3

ACC 422Standards and Procedures of Financial Audits(RNL)

4

BUS 211Communications in a Corporate Setting(RLA)

3

Total Credit Hours: 120

Honors

To graduate with honors in Accounting a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in business courses and must have a 3.25 grade point average overall. An honors thesis or project supervised by a member of the Business faculty must be completed.