2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting (B.S.) - J, O

Business Programs at NVU-Johnson

The B.S. in Business Administration core 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 NVU-Johnson Business & Economics Department page  or contact the Department Chair for details.


The B.S. in Accounting at NVU-Johnson is designed to prepare students for the 21st century business environment where innovation and flexibility are essential. The successful student will have a broad understanding of accounting as well as the business structures and practices within which accounting takes place. Each Accounting student will gain this broad knowledge through the 39-credit business core and the 21 credits of course work in the Management concentration. Beyond the accounting courses in the business core, 27 credits of accounting credits will complete the degree.

The B.S. in Accounting is a dual degree.  Students will earn not only a B.S. in Accounting but also a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.  The program is designed for students to finish both degrees in four years.

Learning Outcomes

The B.S. in Accounting is designed to produce graduates who can:

  1. Demonstrate the application of accounting principles, assumptions, constraints and processes to support financial and non-financial record keeping and decision making.
  2. Apply analytical skills and advisory judgment critical to decision making, assessing risk, developing budgets and plans, allocating resources, and accomplishing objectives.
  3. Demonstrate technology proficiency needed to maintain and enhance accounting and financial reporting processes.
  4. Identify and apply ethical, legal, and professional standards to issues associated with accounting and business.
  5. Achieve fluency with principles of economics, finance, marketing, management theory, and laws affecting business operations.
  6. Achieve coherence and articulation in written, oral, and graphic communication.
  7. Exemplify professionalism, effective interpersonal communication, and strong work ethic required within business environments.
  8. Articulate pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.
  9. Demonstrate the various ways that companies engage in sustainable business practices, including Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line.

Minimum required credits for the program: 87 credits

Management Courses (21 credits)