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Accounting

120

Total Hours

30

Accounting Hours

31

UK Core Hours

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Grayson Jenkins

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Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

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Learn the universal language of business in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. Your accounting degree will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities analyzing key financial data and providing the insight all companies need to make decisions and formulate strategy.


Students interested in earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting, are encouraged to explore our innovative Accounting Scholars Four Year Professional BSBA/MSACC Program. Students in the BSBA/MSACC program have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees, complete a professional internship, and pass the CPA exam within four years.

 

Careers

Real-World Preparation

The Von Allmen School of Accountancy prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, business and industry, universities and government. The program is high touch in which many students develop a close working relationships with our dedicated faculty. Our students are regularly recruited by Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, and many other large national, regional and local CPA firms, as well as major fortune 500 companies.

 

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

The Accounting program prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, business and industry, universities and government. Majors learn to communicate, measure, and process financial information about an economic entity.

A suggested course to explore this career path is ACC 201.

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor, College core requirements and major requirements.

This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for accounting majors and at least 27 credit hours of upper-division coursework from the School of Accountancy.

Minimum Total Hours: 120

University Studies UK Core

Major Requirements 

ACC 301           Intermediate Accounting I (3)

ACC 302           Intermediate Accounting II (3)

ACC 324           Accounting Information Systems (3)

ACC 403           Auditing (3)

ACC 407           Concepts of Income Taxation (3)

ACC 418           Cost Management (3)

ACC Electives  Upper-division Accounting elective (400 level & above) (6)

MGT 499         Strategic Management (3)

             

Please note: Students planning to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) at the University of Kentucky should take ACC 403, ACC 407, ACC 418 and one additional 400- or 500-level ACC course to prepare for the MSA.


Four Year Plan for students under UK Core requirements

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Grayson Jenkins

Undergraduate Recruiter

Gatton College of Business and Economics

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