Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Accountancy, Bachelor of (BAC)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) degree program consists of a specialized sequence of coursework in accounting, with related business administration topics. The coursework is designed for those interested in entering the accounting profession and interested in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. All accounting students must take all courses in the professional and program core. Students select either the CPA or CMA concentration. Elective courses may be necessary to meet residency and/or degree requirements. For students interested in the CPA and/or specific subject/credit hour requirements, contact the Walsh Admissions and Academic Advising Office or view the Michigan State Board of Accountancy website at www.michigan.gov/accountancy. For students interested in the CMA, Walsh has been endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The IMA’s endorsement recognizes business curricula that meet the quality educational standards required to enable students to prepare for the CMA designation. For more information about the IMA, please visit www.imanet.org.

Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of the 45 semester credit hours taken in residence at Walsh in accounting and tax.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.


BAC Professional Core

ACC 300FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3

ACC 310MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

BL 301BUSINESS LAW I

3

BL 302BUSINESS LAW II

3

COM 210PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

3

COM 300*COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS

1

COM 320BUSINESS COMMUNICATION METHODS

3

COM 340PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3

ECN 201**PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

3

ECN 202**PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II

3

ENG 100**ENGLISH COMPOSITION

FIN 315FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3

IT 305BUSINESS COMPUTING TOOLS

3

IT 335BUSINESS DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY

3

MGT 201PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

MGT 303BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT

3

MKT 202PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

3

MTH 300BUSINESS ALGEBRA

3

QM 202STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BUSINESS

3

Note:
*COM 300 is required for all students that obtain a score of 1-3 on the Walsh Communication Assessment. The Communication Assessment must be completed within the student’s first semester of enrollment at Walsh.

COM 320: Students are required to take COM 320 within their first 9 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

COM 340: Students are required to take COM 340 within their first 15 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh.

**ECN 201, ECN 202 and ENG 100 must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment.

BAC Program Core

ACC 301INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

3

ACC 302INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

3

ACC 303FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS

3

ACC 406ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

ACC 415AUDITING

3

ACC 419ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

TAX 495TAX AND BUSINESS TAXATION I

3

Concentrations – Select One

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Concentration

ACC 411BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

3

ACC 412GOVERNMENT & NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOUNTING

3

TAX 496TAX AND BUSINESS TAXATION II

3

TAX 497TAX & BUSINESS TAXATION III

3

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Concentration

FIN 310FINANCIAL MARKETS

3

FIN 403INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

3

FIN 406FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

3

Elective

Elective: FIN 412, FIN 425 or FIN 460

If needed to complete the 45-hour residency requirements, choose from the following electives:

Any 300-400 level course (not already required), except BL 420.

BAC students have the ability to Fast Track their degree by taking 12 semester credit hours (4 courses) at the graduate level. Please refer to the Fast Track tab for further details.

Fast Track Option

Walsh Fast Track allows undergraduate students the ability to complete a maximum of four graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree requirements. Graduate level courses successfully completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or higher will be considered for advanced standing credit in the chosen graduate degree, if applicable. A maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing credit is allowable for graduate degree programs. A student must be in good standing to pursue the Fast Track program.  Completion of graduate level courses does not guarantee admission to graduate level programs.

The following graduate level courses can be taken to replace undergraduate level courses:

BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY  MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TAX
 ACC 303 ACC 503  
 ACC 406 ACC 506  
 ACC 411 ACC 511  
 ACC 412 ACC 512  
 ACC 415 ACC 515  
 COM 340   TAX 598 OR TAX 599
 FIN 315   TAX 598 OR TAX 599
 IT 335   TAX 598 OR TAX 599

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh, students must meet general and program-specific graduation requirements. All students must:

  • Complete a program of study within 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). A student’s program of study is the specific curriculum required by the institution at the time of the student’s matriculation as an undergraduate degree candidate at Walsh unless the student changes majors or degrees while attending Walsh. If a student changes majors or degrees, the program of study is the specific curriculum required by the College at the time the student officially changes the major or degree.

  • Earn 30 semester credit hours of general education coursework to include one course in English composition or written communication from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, one mathematics course from the following: Intermediate algebra course; Mathematics course that satisfies MTA; or a higher-level mathematics course or placement. The following courses taken in residence at Walsh will count towards the General Education requirement:
    COM 210
    COM 300
    MTH 300
    QM 202
    QM 301
    QM 520 (if taken to replace QM 301 as part of the Fast Track program)

  • Earn a minimum of 127 semester credit hours (including credits transferred into Walsh) must be completed to earn a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Generally, a minimum of 45 semester credit hours must be taken in residence at Walsh.

  • Achieve a grade point average of 2.000 (“C”) or better in the major. The following courses are used to calculate major GPA:
    All ACC courses,
    All BL courses,
    All FIN courses,
    All TAX Courses,
    Any course (including graduate level courses) being used to replace a ACC, BL, FIN, or TAX required course.

  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 (“C”) or better in residence at Walsh.

  • Complete all communication courses (COM 210, 320, 340 with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better. If COM 300 is required, the course must be completed with a grade of P (Pass).

  • Limited to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of allowable graduate level coursework. All courses completed at the graduate level need to be completed with a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in residence at Walsh.

  • File an official Application for Graduation form with the Records and Registration office. An appointment with an advisor can be made to review graduation requirements.

  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”