Accounting Program Requirements


Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most detailed Accounting degree information including program requirements and course descriptions.


B.S. in Accounting

Business School core: (27)

  • ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II
  • MGMT 203 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 211 - Managing Team and Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG 221 - Marketing Principles
  • FINA 315 - Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • MGMT 357 - Information Technology Management
  • MGMT 409 - Operations Management
  • MGMT 432 - Strategic Management

One Globalization course chosen from: (3)

  • ECON 340C - International Economic Policy**
  • FINA 413 - International Banking and Finance
  • MGMT 312 - International Business Management

Accounting major requirements: (21)

  • ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II*
  • ACCT 301 - Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 304 - Advanced Financial Accounting*
  • ACCT 310 - Career Planning (0)
  • ACCT 311 - Introduction to Federal Taxation*
  • ACCT 401 - Auditing*
  • ACCT 415 - Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting*

One Finance course chosen from: (3)

  • FINA 316 - Intermediate Financial Management I
  • FINA 336 - Investments I

Additional electives: (6-9)

  • Two or three** additional Accounting (ACCT), Finance (FINA), Human Resources (HRMG), Management (MGMT), or Marketing (MKTG) electives at the 300 or 400 level, excluding MGMT 491, MKTG 491, and HRMG 491.

Liberal Arts and Science courses: (60)

  • COMM 253 - Business Communication
  • CSCI 150 - P4 Introduction to High Technology
  • ECON 105C - P3 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 106C - P3 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 221 - SQ Statistics I
  • MATH 111C*** - SQ Finite Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • MATH 112C*** - P4 Calculus for Social Science
  • REST 386D**** - Morality in Business
  • Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences courses to total 60 credits

*These courses must be taken at St. John Fisher College.
**If ECON 340C is taken to meet the Globalization requirement, then three Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, or Marketing electives must be taken.

***MATH 119C/120C or 120C/122C are equivalent sequences.
****PHIL 273C may be substituted for REST 386D.

Total: (120-123)

Fisher students compete at the 2011 Deloitte Tax Competition

Fisher students compete at the annual Deloitte Tax Competition.


Accounting Minor

The minor requires 18 credits in Accounting courses taken at Fisher or accepted in transfer as Fisher Accounting courses.

Required courses: (6)

  • ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II

Elective courses: (12)

  • Four ACCT electives (200 level or above)

Total: (18)


Accounting/Finance Advisory Board

The Accounting/Finance Advisory Board is made up of prominent members of the accounting and finance professions and provides input to faculty on changes occurring within the profession. This information allows us to continually change and improve the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to develop integrative, holistic perspectives into real world business scenarios.

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