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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, offered through Gardner-Webb’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management, provides a fully accredited baccalaureate degree for those wishing to pursue a career in accounting. With a degree in accounting, the graduate can pursue entry-level positions with public accounting firms, banks, and a host of other financial institutions. The curriculum helps prepare the student to take professional exams such as the CPA, CMA and CFA. The GOAL Curriculum in Accounting is designed as an intensive, quantitatively approached method, with a concentration in both the science of accounting and business administration.


Goals and Objectives


  1. To prepare students with the accounting and analytical skills to acquire entry level positions in public accounting, industry, or government;
  2. To incorporate global and ethical perspectives across the curriculum;
  3. To prepare students to be able to apply quantitative techniques, computer techniques, and other elements of critical thinking to managerial problem solving.



Prior to enrolling in the Accounting program, the applicant should have the following courses in his or her academic transcript:


  • 60-64 semester hours from a regionally accredited junior college or senior college
  • 2 courses in Accounting Principles (equivalent to ACC 213 and 214)
  • English 101
  • Coursework in College Algebra or equivalent

Some courses required for admission may be completed concurrently with course work by taking such courses offered in the curriculum. Such concurrent enrollment for courses required for admission must be completed within the first year of enrollment and may extend the time required to complete the degree program. The following may be completed by concurrent enrollment within the first year of the program:


Macroeconomics (1 course equivalent to ECO 203)

Microeconomics (1 course equivalent to ECO 204)

Intermediate Accounting I and II (2 courses equivalent to ACC 313 and 314)

Principles of Management (1 course equivalent to MGT 316)

Business Law (1 course equivalent to BAD 300)

Principles of Marketing (1 course equivalent to BAD 318)

English 102 (1 course)


Failure to register for a course required for admissions will prohibit the student from registering for any subsequent semester until courses required for admission are complete.



As with all GOAL majors, approximately half of the Accounting track consists of our Core Curriculum of Liberal Arts (see Core Curriculum). A student must complete 33 hours in the Accounting major, 15 of which must be completed with the University. The specific classes required for the Accounting degree consist of the following:


  • ACC 315 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 400 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 425 Federal Income Tax I
  • ACC 435 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 450 Auditing
  • BAD 304 Applied Business Statistics
  • BAD 305 Quantitative Methods
  • BAD 312 Financial Management
  • BAD 360 International Business
  • BAD 480 Business Policy
  • CIS 300 Management Information Systems


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