Gatton College of Business & Economics

Accounting

120

Total Hours

30

Accounting Hours

31

UK Core Hours

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Rachel Clark

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

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859.257.4627

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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 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

UK Core

Pre-Major Requirements

CIS 110 OR WRD 110 – Composition and Communication I
3
CIS 111 OR WRD 111 – Composition and Communication II
OR CIS 112 OR WRD 112 – Accelerated Composition and Communication II
3
ACC 201 – Financial Accounting I
3
ACC 202 – Managerial Uses of Accounting Information
3
ECO 201 – Principles of Economics I
3
ECO 202 – Principles of Economics II
3
B&E 105 – Technology for Business Solutions
3
MA 123 – Elementary Calculus and Its Applications
3
MA 162 – Finite Mathematics and Its Applications
OR MA 113 – Calculus I
OR MA 137 – Calculus I with Life Science Application
3

Gatton Core Classes

MKT 300 – Marketing Management
3
FIN 300 – Corporation Finance
3
MGT 301 – Business Management
3
MGT 340 – Ethical and Regulatory Environment
3
AN 300 – Introduction to Business Analytics
3
ECO 391 – Economic and Business Statistics
3

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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Imagine Your Future

Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$70,500

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

1.42m

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

90,700

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Most accountants and auditors work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week. Overtime hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Financial Managers
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  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
  • Top Executives

Contact

Rachel Clark

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

859.257.4627

Other programs from the Gatton College of Business & Economics: