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Business, Accounting, Economics University of Jamestown has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: • Bachelor of Arts in business administration with concentrations in accounting, business communication, financial planning, general management, global business, and marketing. • Bachelor of Arts in accounting • Bachelor of Arts in financial planning and wealth management • Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts business studies Study Abroad Opportunities The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics currently offers students the following opportunities for international study: 1. In cooperation with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the British Council, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland, the department participates in the Irish/American Scholars Program. This program provides students with the opportunity to apply to study for either one semester or a full academic year at one of our partner institutions in Northern Ireland: Queen’s University-Belfast, University of Ulster-Coleraine, University of Ulster, Magee CollegeDerry, University of Ulster-Jordanstown, University of Ulster-Belfast, or the Belfast Metropolitan College. 2. University of Jamestown is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which is the world’s largest network of colleges and universities cooperating to provide international educational experiences for their students. Through the ISEP network, students have access to affordable, high-quality study abroad programs in any discipline, including business, economics, and accounting. The reciprocal exchange program is designed so that students pay all of their normal fees, including tuition and room and board, to University of Jamestown and then study abroad for a semester, a full academic year, or a summer. Programs in business, economics, and accounting are available in more than sixty universities throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, and North America. Requirements for the Accounting Major At the recommendation of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), state law now requires that candidates who sit for the certified public accountant examination must have completed 150 academic credit-hours with either a major or concentration in accounting. The intent of the AICPA recommendation is to generate CPAs who possess a broader base of knowledge that extends beyond accounting. University of Jamestown currently requires a total of 124 credit hours for graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Therefore, state law requires CPA candidates to complete an additional twenty-two credit hours in order to sit for the CPA exam. The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics offers two accounting program options. The first option, the accounting major, consists of the sixty-four credit-hour major requirements listed below. The second option, an accounting major with a concentration in financial planning, consists of the sixty-four credit-hour major requirements, plus a twenty-one credit-hour concentration. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam may complete the recommended courses listed for either option in order to fulfill the additional twenty-two-credit-hour CPA requirement. They may also choose to complete the additional credits through graduate study. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the Accounting Major

As outcomes of learning in the accounting major, students will be able to 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the core areas of accounting 2. Demonstrate the ability to work within a team setting 3. Demonstrate effective communication skills


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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)