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 System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.

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 (or MAT 121 Applied Statistics) 3
MAT 113 Business Calculus (or MAT 115 Calculus I or MAT 116 Calculus II) 4
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
4-6
or ECO 315 Economics for Administration

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by student petition form.

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

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 form. 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

Other graduation requirements include:

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 1 10

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*

For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor.

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals.  Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student.  Refer to http://www.uis.edu/cbam/students/undergraduate-academic-advising/  for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.

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.