Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

Business, Smeal College

Accounting and International Business (ACCIB) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2003 (Program dropped effective Summer Session 2003)

Accounting and International Business (ACCIB) - Archive

PROFESSOR DAN GIVOLY, in charge

This major is designed to provide a global perspective for careers in public, industrial, or governmental accounting and an appropriate background for students planning to enter law school or graduate school. Because of the increased importance of international trade and the abundance of multinational companies, international accounting topics (such as transfer pricing and foreign currency translation) are integrated into most of the courses. All three accounting areas offer opportunities for foreign service.

Certified public accountants (CPAs) conduct independent audits and render accounting, tax, and management advisory services to their clients. The credit requirements to take the CPA examination in Pennsylvania and many other states are automatically met by completing the prescribed curriculum (exceptions include New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Texas). For more detailed information, see brochures in the department office.

Industrial accountants are in charge of designing and supervising the financial and managerial accounting system for firms, including preparing and analyzing reports. Many are now taking the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. It is a two-day exam covering economics, finance, management, decision analysis, information systems and accounting. Governmental accountants occupy positions in federal, state, and local government and perform services similar to those of public or industrial accountants.

For the B.S. degree in Accounting and International Business, a minimum of 145 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-106 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (60 credits)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(2), B A 302(3), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), ENGL 202D GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
ACCTG 306(4), ACCTG 311(3)[1], ACCTG 403W(4), ACCTG 404(4), ACCTG 471(3)[1], ACCTG 472(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30-42 credits)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)
Select 15 credits of business and related non-business courses in an approved Education Abroad Program in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-6)
Attainment of third-level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 15 credits of international business-related courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-10)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1999
Blue Sheet Item #: 28-01-020
Review Date: 3/11/03

Dropped by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet #: 32-01-027
Review Date: 9/2/03

Search
CourseInfo

Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.



Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking