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Our program will teach you to evaluate financial records and identify the factors that drive an organization and its profits. At the same time, you’ll gain experience in the broader business environment and learn firsthand how accounting principles and procedures impact it.
By majoring in accounting at FSC, you’ll take courses that cover every aspect of the profession as well as general business courses that broaden your perspective. You’ll study:
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Our students have interned with a number of employers, such as:
FSC’s extensive internship program is designed to maximize your learning and give you the experience you need to launch your career.
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Our faculty are CPA’s with significant practical experience, including active tax practices, former experience with major accounting firms, and fraud investigation.
Network with professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Comprehensive course offerings include forensic accounting as well as courses in tax, cost accounting, and auditing.
Our accounting program prepares a student to complete the 150-hour academic requirement to become a CPA, and includes a CPA Review Course to help you prepare for the exam.
Several scholarships are available specifically for qualified accounting majors at FSC. These include:
In keeping with FSC’s mission of educational excellence and engaged learning, you will benefit from general education courses and elective courses along with your accounting coursework.
Foundations of Financial Accounting
Foundations of Managerial Accounting
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Advanced Auditing with Accounting Information Systems
One of the following:
Decision Tools for Management
Advanced Financial Accounting Concepts
Advanced Topics in Taxation
Forensic Accounting and Ethics
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A total of 150 semester hours to include: At least two of the remaining three accounting electives from the list, above (ACC 3212, ACC 4115, ACC 4412, and ACC 4615). Nine or more additional hours of accounting or general business classes, selected from an extensive listing in consultation with your advisor.
To earn a minor in accounting you will need to complete the following courses successfully: ACC 2111, ACC 2112, ACC 3111, ACC 3211, and one more ACC course.
ACC 2111 FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Four hours. To understand accounting for corporations. Gen Ed: Qn
ACC 2112 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2111. Managerial accounting and analysis. Gen Ed: Qn
ACC 3111 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2112. A detailed study in the conceptual framework of accounting, the development of generally accepted accounting principles, the preparation of financial statements, the determination of income, and the procedures related to accounting for assets and liabilities.
ACC 3112 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 3111. Required in the Accounting major. A detailed study of the procedures related to accounting for stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, pensions, leases, income recognition, preparation of the statement of cash flows, accounting for income taxes, and accounting for consolidations.
ACC 3211 COST ACCOUNTING
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2112, computer competency. A study of cost accounting for manufacturing and non-manufacturing entities, covering cost terminology and concepts. Cost accounting systems including activity-based costing and differential costs for decision-making purposes are studied.
ACC 3212 DECISION TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 3211. Advanced topics in Cost/Managerial Accounting encompassing a study of decision models, cost information systems, budgeting, and performance analysis.
ACC 4115 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 3112. One of four choices required in the Accounting major. A detailed study of the procedures related to accounting for interim reporting, segment reporting, foreign currency, worldwide accounting, reorganizations, liquidations, partnerships, governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, estates, and trusts. Also the history and importance of the SEC and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act upon the accounting profession.
ACC 4411 FEDERAL TAXATION
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2112 or permission of the faculty. A study of concepts of federal income taxation for individuals. Includes an introduction to the procedures for tax research.
ACC 4412 ADVANCED TOPICS IN TAXATION
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 4411. A study of advanced tax topics including the concepts of taxation for corporations, partnerships, fiduciaries, gifts, and estates. Compliance, ethics for tax preparers, and planning and research concepts are covered.
ACC 4511 AUDITING
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 3112 or permission of the instructor. Required in the Accounting major. An examination of all aspects of auditing, including auditing standards, accepting and planning the audit, evaluating internal controls, verifying account balances and financial statement assertions, reporting on audited financial statements, and the legal liabilities and ethical responsibilities of auditors.
ACC 4512 ADVANCED AUDITING WITH ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 4511. Required in the Accounting major. An examination of auditing standards and practical auditing tasks, including an examination of the role of accountants as designers, users, and evaluators of information systems.
ACC 4615 FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND ETHICS
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2112. Elective. To understand the field and practice of forensic accounting, procedures used to uncover economic crime, courtroom procedures and litigation support, principles and techniques of business valuations, and the ethical issues and environment of accounting.
ACC 4715 INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2112. A detailed study of the standards and procedures related to accounting for international organizations, including the differences and similarities in reporting amongst countries, particular issues of analyzing foreign financial statements, and the current issues in the development of international auditing standards and reporting standards.
ACC 4960/4961 ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing, permission of the instructor, minimum 2.5 grade point average. Correlating theory and accounting practices in two operational settings; supervision by cooperating practitioners and faculty in several areas of application.
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