Accounting

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The Accounting Department offers professional core courses and upper level accounting courses for majors and minors to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in industry, government, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. Graduates with accounting majors will be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in North Carolina, as well as many other states. The course of study emphasizes both a conceptual and applied understanding of business information and accounting. The Accounting Department also prepares students for graduate studies in accounting, business, law, and related fields.


Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.)


Major Requirements: Bachelor of Science

In addition to the foundation core and the professional core courses required for all majors in the Reeves School of Business, the following courses are required for a degree in accounting with a C or better in all accounting courses. The Accounting major consists of 54 s.h. distributed as follows:

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Reeves School of Business Professional Core Requirements

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Required Accounting Courses

  • ACC 3410 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3420 Intermediate Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3450 Cost Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3850 Federal Income Taxation I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4900 Auditing (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select 9 s.h. from any 3000 or 4000 level electives in Accounting. (Note: For those planning to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, ACC 4630 and ACC 4810 are recommended. An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required class in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.)


Available Concentrations for Accounting Majors


Major Requirements: Bachelor of Applied Science

Students must have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Accounting to pursue the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting. In addition to the foundation core required for all majors in the Reeves School of Business, the following courses are required for a degree in accounting with a C or better in all accounting courses.

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Required Courses

  • ACC 3410 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3450 Cost Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3850 Federal Income Taxation I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4900 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3000 Personal Finance or BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select 6 s.h. from any 3000 or 4000-level electives in Accounting. (Note: For those planning to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, ACC 4630 and ACC 4810 are recommended. An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required class in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.)


Minor Requirements

The Accounting minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3410 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3420 Intermediate Accounting II (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from the following:

  • ACC 3010 Fraud Examination (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3450 Cost Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3460 Cost Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3850 Federal Income Taxation I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3860 Federal Income Taxation II (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4160 Accounting Internship (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4310 Accounting Information Systems (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4620 International Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4630 Fund Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4810 Advanced Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4900 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4910 Advanced Auditing (3 s.h.)

Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The Accounting A.A. concentration consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3410 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3420 Intermediate Accounting II (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from the following:

  • ACC 3010 Fraud Examination (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3450 Cost Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3460 Cost Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3850 Federal Income Taxation I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3860 Federal Income Taxation II (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4160 Accounting Internship (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4310 Accounting Information Systems (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4620 International Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4630 Fund Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4810 Advanced Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4900 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4910 Advanced Auditing (3 s.h.)

Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the Accounting Program

Dr. Matt Dobra

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business Administration & Management; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics
(910) 480-8455
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Dr. Matt Dobra
Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business Administration & Management; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans; Ph.D., George Mason University

Bio:

Matt Dobra holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash University, and a B.A. in History from Loyola University, New Orleans.  He is currently Associate Professor of Economics in the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  His primary research interests lie in the fields of resource economics, public economics, and political economy.

Teaching Philosophy:

“The First Law of College Teaching: Any professor who, subject to the restraints of common sense and common decency, does not seize every opportunity to offend the sensibilities of his students is insulting and cheating them, and is no college professor at all” -- Eugene Genovese

Web Site:

https://sites.google.com/site/mattdobra

 

(910) 480-8455
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