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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Accounting BS


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Business Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

College of Business
Interim Department Chair Zhen Ma, PhD

Faculty

Soumendra N. Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Business, BSc University of Calcutta; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MA, PhD Clark University

Mary B. Carden, Professor Emerita of Business, BS College Misericordia; MA New York University; MBA University of Scranton

Fred J. Croop, Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; EdD Northcentral University

Joan Foster, Assistant Professor of Business, BS College Misericordia; MBA Wilkes University; MET Lehigh University

David Gargone, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Scranton; MAT Rockford College; EdD United States Sports Academy

Zhen Ma, Assistant Professor of Business, BA City University of New York Queens College; PhD City University of New York Graduate Center

Charles J. Makar, Instructor of Business, BA, BS, MBA Wilkes University

John Mellon, Associate Professor of Business, BS The Pennsylvania State University; MBA University of New Haven; EdD George Washington University

Allen C. Minor, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Baltimore; MS University of South Carolina; DBA Nova Southeastern University

Ronald V. Petrilla, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Bloomsburg State College; MS University of Scranton; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; PhD Capella University

Thomas J. Sweetz, Instructor of Business, BA Moravian College; MS College Misericordia

Joshua D. Winneker, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Muhlenberg College; JD Seton Hall University School of Law

David F. Zinn, Instructor of Business, BS West Virginia University; MS University of Tennessee; MA Cumberland College

Goals and Objectives

The business department aims to prepare students for success in both their careers and life. This is accomplished through a holistic and integrated approach to learning which enable students to adapt to new and changing business paradigms. The deparment aims to develop students analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them to integrate real-world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices. Importantly, the department emphasizes the development of a framework for ethical decision-making, and strives to give students the ability to recognize and understand awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business. Consequently, students should develop the ability to recognize and understand the values of mercy, justice, and hospitality.

Upon completion of any business program (accounting, business administration, health care management, management, marketing, sport management, MBA, master of science in organizational management), graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a holistic and integrated approach to learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge across courses
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach decision making with analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate real world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of communication media
  • Demonstrate the ability to use relevant technology
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need to pursue life long learning

College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degree Four-year Track BS, Accounting, Five-year Track BS, Accounting and MBA
Department Chair Corina Slaff, PhD

Accounting is the language of business that allows different entities to communicate effectively with each other. The accounting profession provides this vital service to management and owners of business firms, investors, creditors, labor unions, government agencies, and, most importantly, to the general public. The curriculum of the accounting major is designed to provide individuals with communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills, as well as the technical proficiency to become professional accountants.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and other accounting organizations continually emphasize the value of a broad approach to education. The liberal arts core and business support courses that are required of all accounting majors address this need and help individuals acquire the necessary skills that will contribute to a productive life and satisfying career. The accounting faculty emphasizes the importance of these abilities in accounting courses that also contain the profession’s technical body of knowledge. Accounting courses also integrate an extensive use of computers and standard business software into instruction and student assignments. Students are given instruction in business writing and presentation skills.

Work experience is a powerful educational tool in a discipline such as accounting. Thus, on-campus interviews are scheduled with accounting firms and companies for student placement in accounting internship positions. All accounting majors are encouraged to serve an internship in the spring of their senior year. Placement of students in internships is dependent upon successful completion of required course work, availability of placement employers, and the student’s interview.

Forensic Accounting Specialization


The accounting major forensic specialization provides the student with a foundation in the methods employed by accountants, auditors, and managers in preventing and detecting fraud and deception in business entities, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. The specialization is open to Accounting majors only. Accounting majors will choose three out of the following four courses to complete the specialization:

Sequence of Required Courses


For description and requirements of the Five-year track BS, Accounting and MBA, see MBA program description .

First Year


First Semester


Total Credits 15

Total Credits 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total Credits 15

Total Credits 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Total Credits 15

Second Semester


Total Credits 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Total Credits 15

Second Semester


Total Credits 15

Total Required for Graduation 121 Credits


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