Accounting Major Curriculum

Champlain College's Robert P. Stiller School of Business spends a lot of time working with employers and internship sites to determine the exact skills, knowledge and characteristics they are seeking in job candidates.

Employers look to hire graduates who have developed expertise in a specific area of business; have strong critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills; and possess the ability to strategize and lead across the whole business enterprise or organization.

The Robert P. Stiller School of Business incorporates this employer input with our academic and professional expertise to provide an integrated cutting-edge education that prepares you exceptionally well in your major field of study.

Regardless of major, all Robert P. Stiller School of Business students share a core business curriculum that includes:

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Accounting Curriculum 2018–2019

First Year

First Semester

Financial Accounting
(ACC 130)

Business & the Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

The Quantitative Language of Business
(BUS 115)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Managerial Accounting
(ACC 140)

Business Law I 
(BLW 140)

Marketing & the Organizational Mindset
(BUS 120)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

Second Year

First Semester

Intermediate Accounting I
(ACC 230)

Federal Taxes I
(ACC 310)

Financial Management I
(MGT 240)

Choose 200-level COR course

Choose 200-level COR course

Second Semester

Intermediate Accounting II
(ACC 231)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

(MTH 180)

Choose 200-level COR course

Choose 200-level COR course

Talk to your advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your 3rd year.

Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320 and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Cost Accounting I
(ACC 340)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

Information Systems for Management
(MGT 265)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights  & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*

(COR 330)

Second Semester (Recommended Study Abroad Semester)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(ACC 370)

Accounting Internship
(ACC 390)

International Business & Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Choose two Local Contexts, Global Connections courses*
(COR 330)

Program Elective

Fourth Year

First Semester

Accounting Information Systems
(ACC 350)

Advanced Accounting
(ACC 400)

Federal Taxes II
(ACC 410)

Program Elective

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

(ACC 420)

Natural Science with Lab

General Elective