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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The primary purpose of the accounting major is to provide students with the technical and ethical educational background that will allow them to succeed in the public, private, and not-for-profit economic sectors and to provide faculty with the resources that will allow them to engage in high quality teaching, intellectual contributions, and service activities. This program is designed to attract students nationwide.

LEARNING GOALS

The accounting major has the following learning goals:

  • Graduates will be proficient in the use of information technology and able to provide accounting information that meets user needs.
  • Graduates will have the accounting background necessary to meet the education requirements for various professional examinations.
  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze business and accounting problems to make informed and technically appropriate decisions.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate business information clearly in order to assume leadership roles in their chosen professions.
  • Graduates will exhibit ethical conduct in all their activities and be able to apply a values-laden method for making ethical decisions.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All accounting majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I 3
ACCT B307 Accounting for Public Sector Entities 3
ACCT B340 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT B400 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT B403 Auditing + Assurance Services 3
ACCT B410 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT B460 International Accounting 3
ACCT B### Accounting Elective 3
  Business Electives 3
Total Credits in Major 33
Total Credits in Degree 120*

 * 150 credit hours are required to sit for the Certified Public Accountants' Examination in the state of Louisiana. Many of the specific required courses are included in this program. Students who plan to sit for the exam in another state should inform themselves of the requirements in that state.

OTHER INFORMATION

ACCT Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements