|General Information | Degree Requirements | Courses in Accounting|
Hamm, Jeffrey, Professor
|The mission of the Department of Accounting is to provide quality educational experiences that enable students to enter and advance within the accounting profession. In pursuit of this mission, the faculty is committed to providing effective teaching, relevant research, and academic, professional, and community service.
Graduates of our accounting programs should possess:
Requirements to sit for the CPA Exam
In the State of Arkansas, a CPA candidate must meet certain accounting and business education requirements. Students who earn an undergraduate degree that includes at least 30 undergraduate semester hours or 20 graduate hours in business, other than accounting, and at least 30 undergraduate semester hours or 20 graduate semester hours in accounting above the principles level will be deemed to have met the education requirement for the CPA examination. Candidates who successfully complete the CPA examination must also complete 150 semester hours in order to be licensed.
Further details on UALR course offerings and their application to CPA exam requirements can be found at the departmentâ€™s website. Specific and official information about the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam in Arkansas is available from the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy.
Minor in Accounting
A minor in accounting requires ACCT 2310, 2330, 3311, 3312, and two accounting electives.
Students enrolling in any accounting course for which the designated prerequisite work has not been completed previously may be administratively dropped from the course.
Attempt Limit for Undergraduate Accounting
Policy: Students are limited to a maximum of three attempts in each undergraduate accounting course.
Effective Date: This policy will be effective starting in fall semester 2009. Attempts prior to this effective date will not be counted in the application of this policy.
Right of Appeal: Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal the application of this policy to the department chair. If a waiver of the policy is granted for a particular course, the student must enroll in that class within 12 months of the date that the waiver was granted (or in the next term the course is offered if the course is not offered within the next 12 months) and successfully complete the course in that term.
Definitions: An â€śattemptâ€ť is defined as either a full-term enrollment with a letter grade or Incomplete being posted or a partial-term enrollment that lasts beyond the drop deadline but ends with a withdrawal and a W being posted to the transcript. A â€śsuccessful completionâ€ť is defined as a grade of C or greater in the course.
If a student drops, withdraws, or requests an incomplete this will not be considered a successful completion.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
General: (124 total minimum hours, including 45 hours upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) and 30 hours in residence; students must complete at UALR at least 50 percent of the major department degree requirements and at least 50 percent of all COB courses required for a business degree)
First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)
Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit (See page 25 for requirement details.)
Core (44 hours)
See page (See page 25 for requirement details.
Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (75 hours)
Pre-business Courses (24 hours)
MATH 1342 Business Calculus
ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2330 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2310 Business Statistics I
ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2323 Principles of Macroeconomics
MGMT 1310 Fundamentals of Information Technology
MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business
Professional Business Studies Foundation (24 hours)
ECON 3355 Quantitative Business Analysis
FINC 3310 Business Finance
MGMT 3300 Organizational Behavior and Management
MGMT 3304 Production/Operations Management
MGMT 3305 Management Information Systems
MGMT 3380 Business Communication
MGMT 4380 Business Strategy and Policy
MKTG 3350 Principles of Marketing
Accounting Course Requirements (30 hours)
Nine courses (27 hours) must be the following:
ACCT 3311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 3312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 3321 Federal Taxation
ACCT 3330 Intermediate Cost and Managerial Accounting I
ACCT 3341 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 3361 Accounting for Governments, Not-for-profits, and Other Financial Issues
ACCT 4311 Accounting Issues
ACCT 4314 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 4351 Auditing Theory and Practice I
One course (3 hours) chosen from any ACCT 43XX course
Minor (none required; pre-business and professional business studies courses fill all hours)
Unrestricted General Electives
Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.