Accounting Bachelor's Degree

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Accounting Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

  • Managerial Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Auditing Concepts and Standards
  • Risk Management for Accountants
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Corporate and International Accounting
  • Career Planning for Professionals
  • Business Law and Finance
  • Investments and Security Markets
  • Advanced Principles of Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Teams
  • Partnership and Corporate Taxation

This course provides a survey of the theory and application of managerial accounting principles. Topics include cost behaviors, production costing methods, data processing, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control.

Prerequisite:Financial Accounting II

Course ID: ACG 3080
Credits: 4

This course includes a study of auditing standards and procedures, and an integration of professional ethics within the Accounting discipline. Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking, evolution of business risk, and internal control practices and a through study of Sarbanes Oxley and other relevant laws and regulations.


Course ID: ACG 3085
Credits: 4

This course will cover topics such as culture and appetite, risk categorization, risk strategy, risk evaluation, enterprise risk management, audit functions, treatment, reporting, and decision making.


Course ID: ACG 3205
Credits: 4

Intermediate Financial Accounting provides an overview of the accounting conceptual framework and accounting principles. It places a focus on accounting issues related to revenue, expenses, inventory, receivables, tangible and intangible assets. Students will be able to prepare and present income statement and asset information to internal and external stakeholders using generally accepted accounting principles.


Course ID: ACG 3246
Credits: 4

This course is a continuation of Intermediate Financial Accounting and focuses on the liability and equity side of the balance sheet. The course also explores issues related to revenue recognition and the complex reporting involved with the statement of cash flows. Students will also have opportunities to construct and analyze components of financial statements.

Prerequisite:Intermediate Financial Accounting is suggested.

Course ID: ACG 3256
Credits: 4

This course provides a survey of the theory and application of cost accounting principles. Topics include cost behaviors, production costing methods, data processing, economic analysis, budgeting, and management and financial control. Topics include how to identify, measure, and accumulate direct and indirect costs, how to apply manufacturing overhead, introduction to job costing systems, budgeting, cost-volume profit relationships, and relevant costing.


Course ID: ACG 3481
Credits: 4

An advanced course that further develops an understanding of the elements, relationships, and control issues associated with manual and computerized accounting information systems. Practical application using spreadsheets, databases, and general ledger software.


Course ID: ACG 4402
Credits: 4

Corporate and International Financial Reporting builds on intermediate financial reporting concepts and explores advanced financial principles, processes, and procedures related to interim and segment reporting, leases and taxes. The development and challenges concerning international accounting standards is also studied. Further, this course focuses on mergers and acquisitions and foreign currency translations as they relate to corporate reporting and financial decision making.

Prerequisite:Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II

Course ID: ACG 4619
Credits: 4

This course is the study of career planning for professionals. It places focus on planning for your career after your degree. Topics covered will be interviewing, setting career goals and objectives, options for professional certification, and continuing education. This course will prepare students for choosing what path is best for them to take after graduation and how to navigate that path.


Course ID: ACG 4724
Credits: 3

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of law applicable to business transactions, the types of business organizations, property laws, wills, trusts, estate planning, bankruptcy, creditor and debtor relationships, commercial paper, securities regulation, contracts, and other areas of the Uniform Commercial Code and business law. Students will analyze how these concepts and principles impact financial managers and financial analysts.


Course ID: BUL 3266
Credits: 4

This course will instruct the student on how to assess a corporation in the current markets and identify the factors necessary to value security prices. Students will gain an understanding of strategies and applications that can be used to measure and assess the quality of investments.

Prerequisite:Advanced Principles of Financial Management

Course ID: FIN 3247
Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to advanced concepts and methods of financial management for organizations. Topics include: an analysis of corporate finance, asset pricing, leverage, risk and return, short-and long-term investment decisions, business financial planning, working capital management, capital structure, multinational finance, as well as other topics.


Course ID: GEB 3020
Credits: 4

In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials, and facilities to produce goods and services. Specific areas covered will include: designing and managing operations; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and producing good or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.


Course ID: MAN 3504
Credits: 4

This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.


Course ID: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

This course provides an applied approach to leadership, team building, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Students will understand and apply these concepts to workplace settings. Students will develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. Gender, culture, individuality, and telecommuting in team dynamics will also be explored.


Course ID: MAN 4845
Credits: 4

This course is a comprehensive study of corporate taxation. It includes how to prepare and file corporate tax returns, tax strategies for liquidating a corporation, and how to form and structure corporations and partnerships and the associated tax considerations.


Course ID: TAX 3257
Credits: 4

Choose either Track l or Track ll*

Track l

  • Bachelor's Accounting Capstone

This course will be a synthesis of the accounting, business, and general education courses offered in the Accounting BS Degree Program. A study of emerging issues and timely topics in financial accounting, professional ethics, and transferable skills necessary for the success of an accounting graduate. This course focuses on research, case analysis, inter-personal communication and class presentation.

Prerequisite:All Accounting Courses

Course ID: ACG 4885
Credits: 3

Track ll (Available to Residents of MN, WI, FL, ND, IL, KS only)

  • Accounting Internship

Students will complete an internship within an Accounting/Finance discipline with their current employer or a Rasmussen corporate/business partner. The College will guide students in the process of finding an appropriate employer and internship opportunity.

The internship will integrate prior coursework into a comprehensive understanding of the Accounting discipline and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities and professional experience. During the internship, the student will shadow an employer mentor, complete a project(s), and complete academic assignments including reflective papers based on the internship and the student’s experience.

Prerequisite:All Accounting Courses

Course ID: ACG 4880
Credits: 3

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communications (Select 1 Course)

Humanities (Select 2 Courses)

Math/Natural Sciences (Select 1 additional course, Required Managerial Economics )

Social Sciences (Select 2 Courses)

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 28

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 62

Total Upper Division Credits: 90

Total BS Degree Credits: 180*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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