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Overview

You enjoy math and problem-solving activities. You feel highly satisfied when you arrive at the correct solution to a problem. Your high school studies included accounting-related subjects, and you want to learn more about the different career and professional opportunities in the field of accounting. You have a goal of becoming a certified public accountant. Maybe you would even like to own your own business. You are interested in all aspects of business and financial activities.

If this describes you, then the accounting degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's Accounting Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career as an accountant.

 

Major Description

 

As an accounting major at NGU, you will spend much of your time analyzing and solving problems, participating in group learning activities, developing presentation skills, and applying information technology.

You will learn about preparation of financial statements, generally acceptable accounting principles, auditing standards and governmental (not-for-profit) accounting rules. You will experience and demonstrate your skills during research, classroom presentation, and accounting internship activities. You will even develop your understanding and application of current computerized accounting and income tax preparation software.

You will learn that accounting principles provide the framework for analyzing financial decisions, comparing financial results, and planning future business decisions that will impact your personal, professional, and business goals.

Accounting major graduates will comply with South Carolina law for eligibility to sit for the uniform Certified Public Accountant exam. This designation and licensing will enable you to assist management in matters of income taxation, financial planning, forensic investigation, wealth management, and estate planning.

Ultimately, the accounting degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of accounting-related pursuits.

 

Curriculum

 

The Accounting Department curriculum at North Greenville University will provide you with the necessary accounting and business courses to be eligible, pursuant to South Carolina law, to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. Your courses will allow you to experience a substantial opportunity in the various aspects of public, private, and not-for-profit entities.

Faculty Strengths

 

Each Accounting Department faculty member has earned a graduate degree and has a broad background of accounting and business experience. These real-life experiences are shared with our students, as appropriate, to reinforce and illustrate applications of classroom instruction.

 

Tracks / Concentrations

 

Accounting majors will have the opportunity to elect a minor in business administration, marketing, economics, or international business by including required courses in these fields as electives during the accounting curriculum.

 

Electives

 

There are no electives for this major available at this time.

Success

Future

Career Opportunities

 

  • Accountant
  • Accounts receivable or accounts payable manager
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Controller
  • Enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Financial planner
  • Governmental agencies
  • Income tax preparation
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Management consultant
  • Payroll manager

Postgraduate Studies

 

  • North Greenville University
  • Clemson University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Liberty University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of South Carolina
  • Winthrop University

 

Employers

 

  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Defense Contract Auditing Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • Greene, Finney & Horton
  • Homeland Security
  • KPMG
  • Naval Audit Service
  • North Greenville University
  • South Carolina Office of the State Auditor

 

Learning Experience



Hands-On Experience 

 

Internship

You will have the opportunity to apply the accounting principles learned during the comprehensive accounting program in the Accounting Directed Internship class. Previous students have participated in the (VITA) IRS Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program, private practices with current CPAs, local businesses, and governmental entities and industries. Some of the accounting graduates have even become employed by the company that provided the internship.

Courses

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
College Algebra (3 hours)
Biological science course (4 hours)
Old Testament Survey (3 hours)
Microsoft Applications (3 hours)
First Year Experience or Honors Seminar (1 to 2 hours)
Composition and Literature (3 hours)
Probability and Statistics (3 hours)
Physical science course (4 hours)
Introduction to Business (3 hours)
New Testament Survey (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Principles of Accounting I and II (6 hours)
Psychology, Sociology, or Political Science (3 hours)
Business Law I (3 hours)
English, arts, music, or theatre elective (3 hours)
American or British literature course (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Accounting with Excel/Quickbooks (3 hours)
Oral Communication (3 hours)
History elective (3 hours)
Macroeconomics (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Microeconomics (3 hours)
Business Law II (3 hours)
Intermediate Accounting I and II (6 hours)
Cost Accounting I and II (6 hours)
Financial Management (3 hours)
Concepts of Physical Fitness (2 hours)
Professional Development Seminar (1 hour)
Business Report Writing (3 hours)
Business Ethics (3 hours)
Business elective (3 hours)


*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.
 

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Business Policy Seminar (3 hours)
Federal Income Taxation (3 hours)
Advanced Accounting I and II (6 hours)
Municipal and Governmental Accounting (3 hours)
Fraud and Corporate Responsibility (3 hours)
Auditing (3 hours)
Federal Income Taxation - Business and Corporations (3 hours)
Accounting Directed Internship (3 hours)
Senior Seminar (3 hours)


*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

Program Objectives 

 

  • Satisfy requirements of South Carolina law to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.
  • Begin to earn accounting experience hours (after completion of the accounting curriculum) that will lead to becoming licensed as a CPA.
  • Develop critical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Participate in individual presentation opportunities and be involved in group or team activities in most classes
  • Experience real-life applications of classroom instruction that some of our previous accounting graduates have continued with employment after graduation.

 

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