Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Dr. Bob Figgins, Chair
111 Business Administration Building
901-881-7226

Faculty

Rhelda W. Barron, Parker D. Cashdollar, William L. Davis, Bob G. Figgins, David P. Franck, Richard B. Griffin, Nell S. Gullett, Mahmoud M. Haddad, Robert L. Hearn, Steven Jackson, Ronald W. Kilgore, Thomas H. Payne, Robert L. Putnam, Arnold L. Redman

Mission

The mission of the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics is to prepare students for employment or graduate study in accounting, finance, or economics. With its primary focus on teaching, the department provides outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The educational programs of the Department are delivered in an academic setting that promotes the development of technical skills and an understanding of social, political, and economic forces in the global environment. Faculty members perform research and services consistent with the teaching emphasis of the department and the mission of the College of Business and Public Affairs.

B.S.B.A. Accounting Major (4110)

The accounting major is designed to prepare students for positions in public, private, or governmental accounting and is an excellent pre-law major. The major also provides an educational background for the CIA, CMA, and CPA examinations. The student should be aware that 150 semester hours are required to qualify a person to sit for the CPA examination. Those students should see the Master of Accountancy program in the graduate section of the catalog. In order for the credit to count toward graduation for a major in accounting, a student must earn at least a "C" in each accounting class completed after Summer 1995.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Accounting 301-302 - Intermediate Accounting I, II

6

Accounting 321 - Cost Accounting

3

Accounting 401 - Internal Auditing or Accounting 402 Financial Statement Auditing

3

Accounting 431 - Federal Income Taxes I

3

Accounting 441 - Advanced Accounting

3

Accounting 461 - Accounting Information Systems

3

Upper-Division Accounting Elective

3

Information Systems 351 - Business Communications

3

Business Law 301 - Business Law I

3

Upper Division Business Electives*

6

 

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Total Hours

36

*Up to 3 of these hours may be satisfied by courses from Information Systems 211-249.

B.S.B.A. Economics Major

The accounting major is designed to prepare students for positions in public, private, or governmental accounting and is an excellent pre-law major. The major also provides an educational background for the CIA, CMA, and CPA examinations. The student should be aware that 150 semester hours are required to qualify a person to sit for the CPA examination. Those students should see the Master of Accountancy program in the graduate section of the catalog. In order for the credit to count toward graduation for a major in accounting, a student must earn at least a "C" in each accounting class completed after Summer 1995.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Economics 311 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

Economics 312 Macroeconomic Theory

3

Business Electives

6

Concentration (see below)

24

 

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Total Hours

36

Economics Concentration (4140)

Courses

Hours

Economics 321 International Economics

3

Economics 411 Managerial Economics

3

Upper Division Economics and/or Finance Electives

6

Business Electives

6

Free (general) Electives

6

Finance Concentration (4141)

Courses

Hours

Finance 302 Intermediate Managerial Finance

3

Finance 311 Investment Analysis

3

Finance 332 International Finance

3

Finance 341 Financial Markets and Institutions

3

Accounting 301 Intermediate Accounting I, 311 Managerial Accounting, 321 Cost Accounting, or 431 Federal Income Taxes I

3

Upper-Division Finance, Accounting, and/or Economics Electives

9

Suggested Specializations: Commercial Banking (Finance 313, 351, 461) or Investments (Finance 313, 415, 471)

International Business Concentration (4142)

Courses

Hours

Economics 321 International Economics

3

Economics 322 Economic Development

3

Economics 411 Managerial Economics

3

Finance 332 International Finance

3

Marketing 410 International Marketing

3

Economics or Finance Elective

3

Foreign Language 211, 212 or courses with an International Focus approved by advisor

6

B.A. or B.S. Economics Major (4150-B.A., 4150-B.S.)

The general requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are outlined in an earlier section of the catalog. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree may complete a major in economics. The major in economics includes at least 18 semester hours of upper-division courses in economics, required prerequisites, and the general requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree. No minor is required for the B.S. degree.


Courses Offered by Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics




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