Accounting, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to record, organize, and understand the financial information of a business.

The program is designed to not only equip students with the necessary accounting knowledge but to teach practical skills.  Students’ learning experiences are grounded in practice so that they master the application of professional accounting concepts and standards for financial reporting and ethical decision making.  Students acquire analytical skills and the necessary software tools to help them succeed as accounting professionals.

Upon graduation, students are prepared for entry-level professional positions in public, private, or government accounting. Within these industries, accountants work in various fields and functions such as auditing, consulting, controllership, budget analysis, information technology, forensic accounting, or financial analysis. Continued study may include a master's and/or doctoral degree in general accounting, taxation, forensic accounting, compliance, controlling, analytics, risk management, law, or general business.

In addition, the program helps students prepare for professional certificates and licenses such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), as well as the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Professional (GRCP) certification.

Once matriculated at NJCU, transfer students must complete at least 30 credits at NJCU to satisfy the university’s residency requirement. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better in courses taken in the School of Business. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each School of Business course (ACCT, BUSI, ECON, FINC, MGMT, MKTG) used in fulfillment of a graduation requirement.

Common Core Requirements:33
MGMT 225Business Enterprise Applications3
MGMT 251Operations and Project Management Fundamentals3
ECON 203Business Statistics3
MGMT 211Principles of Management3
MKTG 231Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 241Global Business3
ACCT 251Financial Accounting3
ACCT 252Management Accounting3
MGMT 235Business Law I: Legal Environment of Business3
FINC 371Managerial Finance3
MGMT 411Business Policy3
Major Requirements:33
ACCT 351Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 310Data Analytics for Accountants3
ACCT 450Corporate Governance & Internal Control Frameworks3
ACCT 352Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 354Cost Accounting3
ACCT 401Accounting Information System3
ACCT 451Auditing3
ACCT 452Government & Non-Profit Accounting3
ACCT 453Problems In Federal Taxation3
ACCT 454Advanced Accounting3
ACCT 455Seminar:Taxation & Current Issues3
Recommended Electives for B.S./M.S. and Transfer Students:
ACCT 253Quick Books3
ACCT 360Introduction to Internal Audit3
ACCT 315Data Driven Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 366International Accounting3
ACCT 381Principles of Macro Fraud Examination3
ACCT 410Business Ethics3
MGMT 236Business Law II: Business Organizations and Transactions3
Required General Education Courses:
MATH 164Pre-Calculus for Business Students3 - 4
or ECON 221 Analytics For Business and Economics
ECON 207Principles of Economics:Macro3
ECON 208Principles of Economics:Micro3
Total Credits:66

* Students must earn a C or better in all Business courses 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101 English Composition I 1 4
MATH 164 Pre-Calculus for Business Students 2 3-4
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
INTD 101 Orientation to College *first time freshmen only 1
Semester 2
ENGL 102 English Composition II 1 4
ACCT 251 Financial Accounting 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
Elective 3
Semester 1
ECON 207 Principles of Economics:Macro (School of Business requirement. General Education Tier II Course) 3
MGMT 225 Business Enterprise Applications 3
MGMT 235 Business Law I: Legal Environment of Business 3
ACCT 252 Management Accounting 3
Elective/Minor 3
Semester 2
ECON 208 Principles of Economics:Micro (School of Business requirement. General Education Tier II Course) 3
ECON 203 Business Statistics 3
ACCT 351 Intermediate Accounting I 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Semester 1
FINC 371 Managerial Finance 3
ACCT 352 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 401 Accounting Information System 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Elective/Minor 2
Semester 2
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 354 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 310 Data Analytics for Accountants 3
ACCT 452 Government & Non-Profit Accounting 3
General Education Tier III Capstone Course 3
Semester 1
MGMT 251 Operations and Project Management Fundamentals 3
ACCT 451 Auditing 3
MGMT 211 Principles of Management 3
ACCT 453 Problems In Federal Taxation 3
ACCT 450 Corporate Governance & Internal Control Frameworks 3
Semester 2
MGMT 411 Business Policy 3
ACCT 454 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 455 Seminar:Taxation & Current Issues 3
MGMT 241 Global Business 3
Elective/Minor 3
 Total Credits119-120

Students who take English Composition I and II for English as a Second Language (ESL 101 and ESL 102) complete these in place of ENGL 101 and 102 but have fewer free elective credits as a result.


Electives may be taken by students to fulfill the 120 credit requirement for graduation. Electives may be taken to obtain a co-degree, a minor, or explore areas of interest. Students are urged to consult their academic advisors regarding electives.

School of Business; Core Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes:

C_PLO1: Students will compose clear and concise forms of written communications to effectively convey ideas and information associated with business topics.

C_PLO2: Students will communicate business concepts effectively through oral presentations.

C_PLO3 Students will identify ethical issues and understand the implications of social responsibility for sustainable business practices.

C_PLO4: Students will evaluate information and apply critical thinking skills to identify solutions and inform business decisions.

C_PLO5: Students will utilize technology, apply quantitative methods, and interpret data to solve business problems.

C_PLO6: Students will be able to integrate knowledge of core business concepts and collaborate productively as part of a team.

C_PLO7: Students will work effectively in a diverse environment and understand how global and cultural issues affect the organization and its stakeholders.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program will learn new skills and expand upon these Core Program Level Student Learning Outcomes through appropriate coursework.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students will be able to:

PLO 1: Apply professional accounting concepts and standards for financial reporting and ethical decision making.

PLO 2: Effectively employ business software utilized by accounting professionals.