Bachelors

The Bachelor’s Degree

The bachelor’s degree prepares students for careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The objectives of the curriculum are to develop technical competencies in each of the major areas of accounting (financial, managerial, auditing, and taxation) and to provide students with educational qualifications needed for the professional certifications of certified management accountant (CMA), certified internal auditor (CIA), certified information systems auditor (CISA), and foundational knowledge required for certified public accountant (CPA).

Advising

New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met. DARS is accessed from the UIS Office of Records and Registration website, www.uis.edu/registration/, and by selecting the Degree Audits option listed in the menu on the left.

Grading Policy

The Accountancy program has minimum grade requirements as noted in the Degree Requirements section outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Requirements1

All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, mathematics, and statistics. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:

ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
6
ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
MAT 113 Business Calculus (or other calculus) 4
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
4-6
or ECO 315 Economics for Administration
1

A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL foundation courses EXCEPT ACC 211 and ACC 212. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in ACC 211 and ACC 212 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted). 

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor.

College Core2

The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses.

ACC 335 Accounting Information Systems 3 3
BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 331 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone 4 3
Total Hours 21
2

 A minimum grade of C- is required in all College Core courses EXCEPT MGT 488 and ACC 335. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 and ACC 335 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).

3

Accountancy majors must take this course to fulfill the MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems requirement for the college core.

4

Prerequisites: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester.

Major Requirements

To earn a Bachelor’s in Accountancy a student must:

  • Complete at least 54 semester hours from a 4 year baccalaureate-granting institution;

  • Complete at least 48 semester hours of upper-division (300-400 level) course work;

  • Complete at least one half of his or her business course work at UIS (college core and major); and

  • Earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in ALL Accountancy courses required for the major (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).

Students enrolled prior to fall 2009 may substitute an equivalent 3 hour Accountancy or equivalent CBM course for a 4 hour course requirement by use of a Student Petition. All Accountancy majors must complete 21 core credit hours to fulfill the Accountancy core requirements.

ACC 321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACC 322 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACC 324 Intermediate Financial Accounting III 3
ACC 433 Intermediate Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 443 Federal Income Taxation 3
ACC 464 Auditing Concepts and Responsibilities 3
ACC Elective 1 3
Total Hours 21
1

 College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

Other graduation requirements include:

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 1 10
1

The Accountancy degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of internship. All six hours of internship can be used to fulfill ECCE requirements. After consultation with their internship advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. A petition to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be approved in exceptional cases. Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by College of Business and Management students to fulfill degree requirements.

With advisor approval, community college transfer students who complete course work equivalent to ACC 321, ACC 322 and ACC 324 with a grade of B (3.0) or better (grades of B- or lower will not be accepted), may not be required to complete these courses at UIS. Acceptance of Accountancy core transfer credit is subject to departmental approval.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours in Accountancy prefix courses (ACC) at the UIS College of Business and Management.

Degree Plan*

*Listed below is a SUGGESTED Degree Plan.  For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor.

Year 1
Fall   Hours
ENG 1011 Rhetoric and College Writing 3
COM 1121 Oral Communication 3
Freshman Seminar1 3
ECO 2132 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
ACC 2112 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
ENG 1021 College Writing and Civic Engagement 3
Science without lab (Life or Physical)1 3
Comparative Societies Humanities1 3
MAT 1132 Business Calculus 4
ACC 2122 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
  Hours 16
Year 2
Fall    
Visual/Performing Arts Humanities Requirement (Not IA)1 3
Science with lab (Life or Physical)1 4
ECO 2012 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Social Science course (PSY or SOC recommended) 3
ACC 3214 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
  Hours 16
Spring    
Humanities1 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
ECO 2022 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
MGT 3103 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
ACC 3224 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
  Hours 15
Year 3
Fall    
BUS 3023 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 3123 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC 3353 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 3244 Intermediate Financial Accounting III 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
BUS 3223 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 3313 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
ACC 4434 Federal Income Taxation 3
Accounting Elective4 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Year 4
Fall    
ACC 4334 Intermediate Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 4644 Auditing Concepts and Responsibilities 3
ECCE: U.S. Communities OR Global Awareness (300 or 400 level)5 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
MGT 4883 Strategic Management: The Capstone 3
UNI 3015 ECCE: Speakers Series 1
IPL 300 ECCE: Internship Applied Learning 6
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 13
  Total Hours: 120
1

General Education Requirements- 37 – 43 Hours

2

Foundation Course Requirements- 17 – 19 Hours (Some Fulfill Gen. Ed. Req.)

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.
  • A minimum grad of C- is required in ALL foundation courses EXCEPT ACC 211 & ACC 212. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in ACC 211 and ACC 212 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).
3

 College Core course work- 21 hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required across all college core courses.
  • A minimum grad of C- is required in all College Core courses EXCEPT MGT 488 & ACC 335. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 & ACC 335 (a grad of C- or lower will not be accepted).
4

ACC Major course work- 21 hours

  • Earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in ALL ACC courses required for the major (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).
5

ECCE Requirements- 10 hours – Along with Speaker series, students must fulfill their ECCE requirements by selecting courses from at least two of the three available ECCE categories including U.S. Communities, Global awareness and Engagement Experience.

6

General Electives- 18 hours that can be used to earn a minor or study abroad and can be outside of major.

Transferring in College Core Courses

BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 331 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone 3

The following requirements must be met in order for transfer credit to fulfill an upper division college core course requirement:

  • The course must be an upper division course.

  • The course must have been completed within six years prior to admission.

  • A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each course requested for transfer (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).

  • No more than three courses or nine hours of transfer credit may be used to fulfill CBM college core course work.

  • MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone must be completed at UIS.