Major

Major

St. Kate's accounting major combines a solid grounding in the theories and practices of accounting, with general business courses, such as business law.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.


Year 1

Fall

  • CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
  • MGMT 2400: Principles of Management
  • HIST: History course*
  • LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Spring

  • MATH 1070: Finite Mathematics
  • WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
  • ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting
  • LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Year 2

Fall

  • ECON 2250: Statistics
  • ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
  • LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Spring

  • ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACCT 3210: Financial Management
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*

Year 3

Fall

  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
  • ECON 2620: Macroeconomics
  • ACCT 3110: Intermediate Accounting I
  • Laboratory science course*

Spring

  • PSYC 1001 or SOCI 1000: Social science elective*
  • ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUSI 3650: Business Law
  • Liberal arts course

Year 4

Fall

  • CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
  • ACCT 3150: Income Tax
  • ACCT 4130: Auditing

Winter

  • MATH/ECON/CSCI/INFM or COMM: Additional course
  • ACCT 4120: Cost Accounting
  • Liberal arts course
  • Liberal arts course

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).


Financial economics minor

Accounting majors can complete a financial economics minor with just two additional courses.

  • ECON 3350: Money and Banking
  • ECON 3650: Investment Theories or ECON 3460: Global Financial Issues are recommended.

Relevant electives

Electives relevant to the accounting major include:

  • ACCT 4100: Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 4754: Accounting Practicum
  • ACCT 4994: Topics
  • ECON 3350: Money and Banking
  • ECON 3500: Managerial Economics
  • SALE 3700: Financial Services Sales

Business portfolio

All majors are required to complete a business portfolio. In the portfolio you will integrate the life skills and knowledge you bring with you and the knowledge, skills and values learned through courses and field experiences in the program. The portfolio is cumulative in nature; most aspects are completed as part of course work.
Writing requirements

Accounting majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in the Business Administration Department or another department).

Writing requirements

Accounting majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in the Business Administration Department or another department).