Mar 24, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business (B.A.): Accounting concentration

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Students in this program complete a core of business courses plus 20 credits in accounting and financial reporting. Students gain specialized knowledge in accounting and financial reporting as well as an integrated overview of the economic activities of business entities. An internship is required. Graduates earn a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Accounting and are prepared for entry-level positions in public accounting, business, government and nonprofit organizations.

Students who intend to become licensed or certified public accountants (CPAs) in Vermont are advised that they must complete the following additional academic requirements as adopted by the state in July 2014: They must complete a total of 150 credit hours (30 more than a typical bachelor’s degree), and 42 of those credits must be in accounting-related courses. This may be accomplished by taking summer classes as well as a full course load (18 credits) during the fall and spring semesters or by enrolling in JSC’s Proficiency in Accounting Certificate  program following graduation. (Note: In addition to the academic requirements, Vermont regulations require one year of accounting work experience in order to gain licensure and sit for the national CPA exam.)

Business Programs at JSC

The B.A. in Business is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and wisdom necessary to run their own business, be successful in an organization of their choosing and be prepared for graduate study. The program encompasses product and service planning, organizational structure, leadership, human resource management, marketing and financial management. Students engage in both classroom and high-impact learning experiences, including internships with businesses and organizations. By agreement with Clarkson University, graduates who successfully complete specific courses through this program may earn an M.B.A. with one year of graduate study at Clarkson. Refer to the Business & Economics Department page  for details.

Learning Outcomes

The B.A. in Business is designed to produce graduates who can:

  1. Successfully apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.
  2. Demonstrate industry-appropriate communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a team environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adapt themselves to a changing business environment while encouraging others to do so as well.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to amass, evaluate and interpret complex information to make effective business decisions.
  5. Demonstrate the appropriate business norms and ethics, as well as mastery of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to successfully steward a business operation.

Business Curriculum

Required Core Courses (38 credits)

Accounting Concentration

Required Concentration Courses (20 credits)

Total: 58 credits


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards .

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