Studying Accounting at Regis

The accounting program at Regis College prepares students for effective management of business enterprises and the proper functioning of the private and public sectors.
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B.S. in Accounting

Degree Overview

The accounting program at Regis functions within a moral, ethical, and intellectual framework, to help students pursue an understanding of the changing world of business and economic systems in the global business community.

The faculty is committed to personal and professional integrity and competence in the service of others. In this way students are challenged to academic accountability and excellence. The Division's purpose is to graduate students prepared for careers as competent professionals and good citizens who answer for themselves, "How ought we to live?"

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Accounting Lower Division Requirements

AC 320A - Principles of Accounting I

Introduces basic accounting principles and procedures for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

AC 320B - Principles of Accounting II

A continuation of AC 320A.

Pre-requisite: AC*320A

BA 250 - Introduction to Business

Explores the contemporary business environment by introducing fundamental business concepts including ethics, international business, management, marketing and finance. Provides a solid foundation for future business courses and will assist in understanding current business activities.

BA 282 - Intro to Information Systems Concepts

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies emphasizing information system resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from the business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems. Presents key areas of networking, databases, and software applications to provide an overall information systems background. Explores research, case studies, and different information system applications to gain familiarity with the foundational concepts of information systems.

Cross listing(s): CS 282.

EC 320/EC 320C

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(3SH)
Principles of Macroeconomics

EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

MT 270/MT 270C

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(3SH)
Introduction to Statistics

MT 360A - Calculus I

Treats standard topics of single variable calculus including limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and elements of integration.

RC: Accounting Upper Division Requirements

AC 410A - Intermediate Accounting I

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting including theory and problems. Discusses recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices promulgated by the leading accounting organizations. Emphasizes assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, income determination and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 410B - Intermediate Accounting II

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting topics, including theory and problems.

Pre-requisite: AC*410A

AC 410C - Intermediate Accounting III

A continuation of AC 410A and 410B, going beyond preparation and analysis of financial statements. Focuses on accounting for pensions, accounting for leases, statement of cash flows, full disclosure of accounting transactions and reporting accounting information in light of changing price levels (inflation, deflation, replacement cost, fluctuating dollar, etc.).

Pre-requisite: AC*410B

AC 440 - Cost Accounting

Provides an in-depth study of cost and management accounting procedures and techniques. Emphasizes current topics from CPA examinations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 450A - Income Tax Accounting I

Studies income tax laws and regulations as they pertain to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 480 - Auditing Principles and Procedures

Studies auditing principles and objectives in relationship to auditing standards and procedures.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410A AND AC*410B;

BA 420 - Marketing

Studies the macro and micro marketing systems and institutions, domestically and internationally. Includes marketing's role in the global economy and marketing in the United States emphasizing the development of marketing strategies and marketing mixes.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250, MT*270 AND MT*330;

BA 430 - Business Finance

Introduces major topics in managerial finance essential for understanding how financial managers acquire and manage a firm's assets and how they finance these assets through debt and equity sources.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250, BA*282, AC*320A, AC*320B AND MT*330 OR MT*360A;

Cross listing(s): FIN 400.

BA 481A - Business Law I

Introduces the American legal system and provides essential background information on civil dispute resolution and the constitutional basis of law. Focus is on the fundamentals of contract law and the general provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2.

Electives

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Six (6) upper division semester hours of Accounting (AC)
elective courses selected from the following:
AC 420, AC 450B, AC 460, AC 470

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

AC 320A Principles of Accounting I (3.00)

Introduces basic accounting principles and procedures for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

AC 320B Principles of Accounting II (3.00)

A continuation of AC 320A.

Pre-requisite: AC*320A

AC 410A Intermediate Accounting I (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting including theory and problems. Discusses recent developments in accounting valuation and reporting practices promulgated by the leading accounting organizations. Emphasizes assets, liabilities, shareholders equity, income determination and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 410B Intermediate Accounting II (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of financial accounting topics, including theory and problems.

Pre-requisite: AC*410A

AC 410C Intermediate Accounting III (3.00)

A continuation of AC 410A and 410B, going beyond preparation and analysis of financial statements. Focuses on accounting for pensions, accounting for leases, statement of cash flows, full disclosure of accounting transactions and reporting accounting information in light of changing price levels (inflation, deflation, replacement cost, fluctuating dollar, etc.).

Pre-requisite: AC*410B

AC 420 Advanced Accounting (3.00)

Advanced accounting principles and procedures as applied to special areas including partnerships, corporate liquidations, estates and trusts, foreign currency accounting, segment accounting, equity methods for investment, consolidations, and international accounting.

Pre-requisite: AC*410C

AC 440 Cost Accounting (3.00)

Provides an in-depth study of cost and management accounting procedures and techniques. Emphasizes current topics from CPA examinations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 450A Income Tax Accounting I (3.00)

Studies income tax laws and regulations as they pertain to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 450B Income Tax Accounting II (3.00)

A continuation of AC 450A.

Pre-requisite: AC*450A

AC 460 Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting (3.00)

Accounting principles and procedures as applied to governmental and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, colleges and universities, and health and welfare organizations.

Pre-requisite: AC*320B

AC 470 Accounting Theory (3.00)

Examines the conceptual, institutional and policy elements of accounting and major components of generally accepted accounting principles, conventions and practices. Integrates accounting theory, institutional dimensions of accounting and their relationships with the financial reporting environment.

Pre-requisite: AC*410B

AC 480 Auditing Principles and Procedures (3.00)

Studies auditing principles and objectives in relationship to auditing standards and procedures.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410A AND AC*410B;

AC 490E-W Independent Study/Accounting: (1.00 - 6.00)

Offers opportunity for independent study in special topics of interest not covered in regularly offered courses under the direction of a faculty member.

AC 491 Accounting Ethics (3.00)

Examines the ethical responsibilities of accountants in the business environment, both individually and within an organization. Focuses on various frameworks for ethical decision making, accounting codes of conduct, accountants' responsibilities for ethical behavior, and the current state of the accounting profession based on past and current ethical dilemmas faced by the profession.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*410C, AC*440, AC*480;

AC 495E Ethical Decision Making in Bus (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems that arise in the business setting. Emphasizes the individual decision maker in the entry-level position, as opposed to the managerial level. Studies the various philosophical and social/psychological decision systems which can be used to resolve ethical problems. Includes case studies, role playing and guest speakers from the business community.

Pre-requisite: BA*250

Cross listing(s): EC 495E BA 495E.

AC 498E-W Internship/Accounting (3.00)

Offers opportunity for faculty-directed field experience.

BA 250 Introduction to Business (3.00)

Explores the contemporary business environment by introducing fundamental business concepts including ethics, international business, management, marketing and finance. Provides a solid foundation for future business courses and will assist in understanding current business activities.

BA 282 Intro to Information Systems Concepts (3.00)

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies emphasizing information system resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from the business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems. Presents key areas of networking, databases, and software applications to provide an overall information systems background. Explores research, case studies, and different information system applications to gain familiarity with the foundational concepts of information systems.

Cross listing(s): CS 282.

BA 420 Marketing (3.00)

Studies the macro and micro marketing systems and institutions, domestically and internationally. Includes marketing's role in the global economy and marketing in the United States emphasizing the development of marketing strategies and marketing mixes.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250, MT*270 AND MT*330;

BA 430 Business Finance (3.00)

Introduces major topics in managerial finance essential for understanding how financial managers acquire and manage a firm's assets and how they finance these assets through debt and equity sources.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250, BA*282, AC*320A, AC*320B AND MT*330 OR MT*360A;

Cross listing(s): FIN 400.

BA 449 Special Topics in Finance (3.00)

Explores topics in investing including behavioral finance, defined contribution retirement plans, socially responsible investing and movement to divest from fossil fuels. Addresses the issue of the desirability of economic growth.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*250 BA*282 AC*320A AC*320B MT*330 OR MT*360A AND BA*430;

BA 481A Business Law I (3.00)

Introduces the American legal system and provides essential background information on civil dispute resolution and the constitutional basis of law. Focus is on the fundamentals of contract law and the general provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2.

BA 481B Business Law II (3.00)

Studies law applicable to commercial paper, security devices, partnerships, corporations, real property, estates and bankruptcy.

Pre-requisite: BA*481A

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00)

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3.00)

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

EC 425 Econometrics (3.00)

Studies the mathematical models used to analyze economic variables for purposes of testing economic theory, formulating policy, and making economic forecasts. The primary method covered is ordinary least squares regression analysis.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MT*270, EC*410 AND EC*411;

MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

MT 340 Quantitative Methods (3.00)

Introduces operations research. Emphasizes decision making under conditions of uncertainty, linear programming, regression models, PERT and CPM, and other quantitative techniques used in a typical business setting.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MT*270 BA*282(3670) CS*282;

Cross listing(s): BA 340.

MT 360A Calculus I (4.00)

Treats standard topics of single variable calculus including limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and elements of integration.

MT 370 Intermediate Statistics (3.00)

Introduces stratified sampling and experimental design; one factor ANOVA, two factor ANOVA, -factor ANOVA; selected multiple comparison tests; multiple correlation and regression; the sign test; the Mann-Whitney U-test; the runs test; and the Spearman correlation.

Pre-requisite: MT*270 AND MT*272

Cross listing(s): BA 370 PY 370.

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