Accounting Major Curriculum

Faculty members in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business have worked with employers and internship sites to determine the exact skills, knowledge, and characteristics they are seeking in job candidates. 

Employers specifically look to hire Champlain College graduates as they have become known for their demonstrated expertise in accounting, strong critical thinking and communication skills, and the ability to strategize and lead across the whole business enterprise or organization.
To ensure our students graduate prepared to make valuable contributions to the workforce, students share a core business curriculum that includes:

At Champlain, we keep our Accounting curriculum up-to-date by modifying and adding courses based on accounting changes and industry trends. While keeping current with changing technologies and industries, we maintain a program of study that encourages a study-abroad semester in the third year.

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Accounting Curriculum 2019–2020


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)

Financial Management I
(FIN 240)

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)

Business Law I
(BLW 140)
OR
Intro to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Intermediate Accounting II
(ACC 231)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Federal Taxes II
(ACC 410)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(ACC 370)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

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

International Bus. and Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Natural Science w/ Lab
(SCI XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

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)

Accounting Internship
(ACC 390)

Cost Accounting I
(ACC 340)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

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


Fourth Year

First Semester

Accounting Information Systems
(ACC 350)

Advanced Accounting
(ACC 400)

Intro to Statistics
(MTH 180)
OR
Business Law I
(BLW 140)

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Auditing
(ACC 420)

General Elective 
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)