Feb 22, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Accounting, BS


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The accounting major focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful professional. Knowledge includes course work in a variety of accounting topics-financial, managerial, tax, auditing, and information systems. The program emphasizes the development of intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills. Graduates may prepare themselves to sit for professional exams, including the CPA and CMA exams, and are equipped to become professionals in diverse environments including public accounting, private business, government, and other organizations.

Accounting Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Explain and apply GAAP and identify the authoritative sources in which they are found
  • Explain the basic purpose of financial reporting and the theoretical concepts that underlie GAAP as described in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Conceptual Framework
  • Identify and describe the information system’s internal control procedures as required by external accounting regulators

Accounting Curriculum Requirements


122 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements and the above listed Business Core Requirements)

LAS Electives (6 hours)


University Electives (9 hours)


University Core Requirements


  • FYS 101/102, First Year Seminar
  • GHS (6 hours) Global & Historical Studies
  • PCA Perspective in Creative Arts
  • PWB Physical Well Being
  • NW Natural World
  • TI Texts & Ideas

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