Corporate Accounting and Finance, BSBA

Overview

The BSBA in Corporate Accounting and Finance requires completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours in accounting and finance. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the corporate accounting and finance major and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall must be maintained to graduate.

Degree Requirements

Students can earn a bachelor of science in business administration with this major. See the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

Required Courses (7 courses, 21 credits)

Students are to complete all seven (7) courses from the list below.

ACCT-321Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACCT-322Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT-331Cost Accounting

3

ACCT-440Corporate Accounting and Financial Management

3

FIN-311Intermediate Finance

3

FIN-415Capital Budgeting

3

FIN-417Multinational Financial Management

3

Elective Course (1 course, 3 credits)

Choose one (1) from the following list:

ACCT-310International Business Accounting

3

ACCT-320Federal Taxation

3

ACCT-415Not-For-Profit Accounting and Control

3

ACCT-430Accounting Information Systems

3

ACCT-431Auditing and Assurance Services

3

ACCT-520Accounting Internship

3

FIN-315Principles of Investments

3

FIN-319Money and Capital Markets

3

FIN-411Futures and Options

3

FIN-413Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN-419Problems of Managerial Finance

3

FIN-432Risk Management and Financial Institutions

3

FIN-540Finance Internship Independent Study

3

Required Experiential Component

Corporate Accounting and Finance majors must complete 160 hours of pre-professional experience in the field of corporate accounting or finance prior to graduating. This can be fulfilled through any one (1) course from the following 0-credit or 3 credit course options:

ACCT-520Accounting Internship

3

ACCT-560Accounting Practicum

0

FIN-540Finance Internship Independent Study

3

FIN-560Finance Practicum

0

Learning Goals and Objectives

Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, graduates will understand or know the following: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to do the following:
How to interpret financial and non-financial data for performance management. - Look beyond the narrow specifications of what is explicitly stated or required, in order to make financial reporting decisions.
- Use business metrics to report on, analyze, forecast and improve performance.
- Strategic planning and analysis; budgeting (including master budgets, project budgets, and flexible budgets); and forecasting with multiple techniques.
- Cost management and variance analyses for unique reporting segments.
The functional areas of accounting and finance. - Demonstrate an understanding of the purposes, uses, and limitations of the financial statements.
- Identify, interpret, and apply the relevant accounting authoritative guidance needed to address a situation (e.g., GAAP, IFRS).
- Properly recognize, measure and value assets, liabilities, equity transactions, revenue, and expenses.
- Financial Statement Analysis including calculating and interpreting financial ratios.
- Corporate Financial Modeling.
- Make short-term and long-term investment decisions and raise capital.
- Perform risk-return analysis.
- Short-term capital management.
- Understand the various risks associated with financial planning and explore avenues for risk management through diversification and hedging.
- Risk and valuation of debt and equity securities, derivatives, and hybrid securities.
- Determine how to raise capital and understand the pros and cons of utilizing various financial securities.
- Calculate costs of capital and their effects on the capital structures of firms.
- How global financial markets work and the role of information disclosures in determining market efficiency.
How to effectively apply analytical and critical reasoning skills to solve financial business problems and make well-informed decisions, taking into account global and ethical considerations. - Identify core components of the issue, keeping a multidisciplinary and global perspective.
- Identify key data and assumptions.
- Generate salient alternatives.
- Examine the evidence and sources of evidence.
- Identify conclusions, implications, and consequences.
How to communicate professionally. - Prepare professional written documents that are developed with supporting details, are organized effectively and logically, and employ normal conventions of spelling and grammar.
- Organize and deliver a presentation with a well-developed topic and appropriate communication aids.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose and be able to communication both up and down the organizational hierarchy.
How to effectively use technology with a systems focus. - Demonstrate competence in the effective use of technology, such as Excel, Quick Books, SAP, Oracle, etc.