The objective of the major in accounting is to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in professional accounting, including public accounting, industrial accounting, internal auditing, and government service and to provide an academic framework for future graduate study. Students who plan to sit for the the CPA Exam in Alabama must complete a total of at least 150 semester hours. This may be accomplished by completing additional courses or completing a master's degree that provides the coursework required by the Alabama CPA Board. An additional option, Accounting with Minor, allows students to pair core accounting requirements with a minor selected from a variety of management fields. Please note that the "Accounting with Minor" option will not include all of the courses required to sit for the CPA exam.
(1) Degree programs in the College of Business are developed to ensure that students who complete the programs possess the skills and
competencies for successful careers or further academic study. To obtain the maximum benefit from the programs, some sequencing of courses is
necessary. The model above reflects suggested sequencing. Observance of prerequisites will ensure that you have the background knowledge to
obtain the maximum benefit from the curriculum. Please consult the Catalog for prerequisites to courses you plan to take. The following
recommendations apply to all majors:
The following courses should be taken in your first term: AC/MG 302, MG 320, MG 346
The following courses should be taken in your last term: MG 420, MG 480
(2) All COB majors will be required to purchase LiveText’s Accreditation Management SystemTM when enrolled in MG 320 (or GBA 300) to maintain a
portfolio for assessment purposes. Please see course syllabi for details. LiveText will then be used in all core courses (MG 302, MG 320, MG 346,
MG 350, MG 352,,MG 390, MG 420, MG 480, MK 331).
(3) Students who do not complete MG 320 at ASU are required to take GBA 300 Business Research Skills, a 1-semester hour course dealing with
library research skills and business information sources.