This program is offered online and at New York City. All students matriculated in this degree program prior to Winter 2012 will have the opportunity to complete their degree at the location at which they are currently enrolled if that opportunity was available previously.
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)
An introduction to the basic structure of accounting terminology and procedures. Students learn about recording and reporting functions, adjusting and closing entries, working papers, and the preparation of financial statements.
Covers the partnership and corporate form of a business organization. Students learn accounting principles for the valuation of merchandise inventory. Course also introduces the recording of plant assets, intangible assets, depreciation, current liabilities, and payroll by the accrual method.
An introduction to the use of accounting information for management planning, control in budget preparation, and the evaluation of cost behavior. Students learn how to prepare and interpret cash flow statements and make managerial decisions based on financial statement analyses.
Prerequisite: ACC110 or ACC112
Presents an in-depth study of accounting concepts, principles, and processes. Students examine the development and purpose of working papers, cost and revenue apportionments, and adjusting and reversing entries. Course places emphasis on contemporary accounting theory.
A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. The course gives special attention to classifications in the balance sheet. Students learn accounting for fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and stockholders’ equity.
Students will explore contemporary accounting topics as enumerated in FASB pronouncements. Topics include investments in marketable securities, income taxes, pensions, post-retirement benefits, leases, accounting changes, error analyses, and statements of cash flow.
Examines accounting procedures and concepts applicable to the distribution of costs of business enterprises. Emphasizes the determination of unit costs using job orders and process cost systems. Students study the valuation of expenses and distribution of overhead in order to facilitate the preparation of statements.
Prerequisites: ACC113, MAT212
Students use a major accounting software application to input data into books of original entry; maintain accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, payroll and charts of account; generate financial statements; and more. They also use a major spreadsheet application to analyze financial and accounting information and to generate and analyze reports.
Prerequisites: CIS115, ACC113
Examines advanced theory and problem solving for corporations and partnerships. Provides an analytical overview of the accounting problems associated with mergers and acquisitions. Students learn how to prepare and interpret financial reports with respect to the resultant combined corporate entities.
Focuses on the theory, concepts, and procedures of government and nonprofit accounting and financial reporting. Examines concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to state, local, and federal governments, hospitals, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and various nonprofit organizations.
Course introduces the study of federal income tax, including the principles of income recognition, business and nonbusiness expense deductions, and the concept of capital gains and losses. Students prepare tax returns and supporting schedules.
A continuation of ACC351. Course introduces the study of advanced income taxation. Provides particular emphasis on taxation of corporations, partnerships, and estates.
Examines the role and function of the independent auditor. Provides analyses of court decisions and rulings by regulatory agencies. Students learn about the forces that have influenced the philosophy and conceptual foundations of auditing, the standards that guide the auditor, and the methodology used in conducting an audit.
Prerequisites: ACC310, MAT215
Provides a broad understanding of and a practical approach to the use of financial statements to assess the financial viability of an organization. Students learn how to read and interpret financial statements from a user’s perspective.
Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how businesses are organized and managed. Students will learn about the various internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system.
2 Credit Hours24 Clock Hours
Explores career development opportunities and strategies. Stresses entry-level job requirements and upward career paths. Covers resume writing skills, interviewing techniques, and the importance of professionalism. Continues the student's orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework, which includes content collection and compiling a professional ePortfolio.
Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.
Provides an in-depth examination of the political, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to managerial decisions. Topics include commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, estate planning, and government regulations.
Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.
Prerequisites: BUS226 and departmental approval
Provides an overview of the fundamental principles of financial theory and practice. Students become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business. Topics include financial analysis, planning and control, budgeting and forecasting, and short- and long-term financing.
Prerequisites: ACC113, MAT212
Analysis of various advanced corporate finance concepts, including investment criteria, the use of techniques and tools such as net present value, internal rate of return, risk and return, cost of capital and long-term financial policy, and short-term financial planning and management.
Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.
Prerequisite: BUS100 or prior approval
Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process. Provides a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion) along with introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.
An introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn how to use software packages, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Includes an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework, which includes Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.
Students gain experience with spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel. Topics include building complex worksheets; importing and exporting data; using mathematical, financial, and statistical functions; developing macros; consolidating spreadsheets; creating templates; and utilizing “what if” analyses to make business decisions.
An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.
Strengthens the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG105. Encourages students to develop an appreciation and understanding of various works of literature and utilize literature to enhance critical thinking and writing.
Designed to help students improve oral communication skills. Emphasis is placed on identifying good and poor speech habits, techniques for improving speech, oral interpretation, effective speech planning and delivery, and interpersonal communication.
Explores the communication strategies and techniques needed for success in the workplace. Students write, revise, and edit business documents, learn techniques for organizing information, and practice the effective use of oral communication skills in business and professional settings.
Introduction to the study of ethics and moral philosophy, including its historical development, the major figures within that history, and some of the ethical and moral issues that face us today. Introduces students to the ideas of great thinkers throughout history and encourages students’ own thinking on various ethical and moral issues.
Introduces students to solving problems by using geometric and algebraic approaches and appropriate technology. Topics include the Cartesian coordinate system, linear equations, absolute value, rational and exponential functions, systems of linear equations, and linear inequalities.
Prerequisite: CSK099 or placement
Introduces students to the personal use of mathematics and the applications for various business disciplines including accounting, fashion marketing and management, financial services, and marketing. Explores the business applications of linear functions, quadratics functions, and systems of linear equations. Emphasis will be placed on the use of Excel to solve real-world business problems.
Prerequisite: CSK099 or placement
An introduction to statistical methods and procedures. Students become acquainted with the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Topics include basic concepts of probability, frequency distributions, binomial distributions, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation.
An introduction to the study of macroeconomics. Provides a brief history of economics, from Adam Smith to the present. Students will learn the theories of contemporary macroeconomics, as well as their application and impact in today’s world.
An introduction to the study of microeconomics. Focuses on individual markets and the personal choices concerning those markets. Students gain an understanding of what determines the prices of particular goods and services, as well as what determines the output and profits of individual firms and wages of individual workers.
Students will develop the interpersonal skills known to be key ingredients for successful everyday interactions with coworkers, supervisors, and customers/clients at any work environment. Some major skill areas covered in the course include making a good impression with your employer, managing conflict with difficult coworkers, working on a team with diverse groups of people, providing exceptional service for customers/clients, and managing on-the-job stressors.
An introduction to the commercial and financial relationships between the United States and the rest of the world. Emphasizes the development of the international monetary system, including a detailed comparison of floating exchange rates with the workings of the gold standard and the Bretton Woods system.
General Education Core Humanities Elective
General Education Core Mathematics/Science Elective
General Education Core Social Science Elective
180 QUARTER CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
In the final quarter most on-site courses are offered only during the late afternoon and early evening so as not to interfere with internships.
Accounting majors must achieve a minimum of a C average in Financial Accounting I, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Accounting II in order to enroll in Intermediate Accounting I.
*16 Liberal Arts credits must be at the 300/400 level. Please select 4 credits from the following list of liberal arts courses:
|HUM300 The Art of Poetry
|HUM310 Conflicts in Drama
|HUM332 Journeys in Fiction
|HUM451 Telling Stories in the Modern World
Graduates of Berkeley College accounting programs do not automatically become Certified Public Accountants (CPA), and such programs are not specifically intended to prepare graduates for the CPA examination. CPA requirements vary by jurisdiction. Generally, to be licensed as a CPA an applicant must complete a combination of specified educational and/or experience requirements, demonstrate good moral character (which may include an absence of criminal convictions), and pass a CPA examination. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions counselor prior to enrolling in an accounting program.