Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis - B.S.

The Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis bachelor's degree program consists of required accounting and finance courses, as well as related business subjects and general studies. Students select courses from a variety of accounting and/or finance courses to customize and enhance their educational experience. The program provides a solid foundation in managerial accounting, as well as financial accounting and finance.

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in auditing, accounting, banking, finance and other management accounting specialties. The program is also designed to prepare students for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, which requires the completion of independent tests in the areas of accounting and finance. Students completing this degree program have the opportunity to sit for and pass the exam portions of the CMA certification prior to graduation. In addition, the program offers interested students the ability to work toward their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, characteristics, elements, principles, skills and values in the corporate accounting and financial analysis field.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences as required in the fields of corporate accounting and financial analysis.
  • Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
  • Analyze and interpret business transactions for financial and non-financial impact.

Students have the opportunity to participate in an accounting or finance internship as part of their free electives. Students are also encouraged to join and be active members of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). As members, students are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings, as well as network with industry executives. Student members may also participate in student competitions, attend regional conferences and compete for scholarships. Students are also encouraged to obtain professionally focused experience by participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
BUS3010Business Analytics3
BUS4030Global Strategy Capstone3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I3
MRKT1001Marketing Foundations3
Major Courses
ACCT2210Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I3
ACCT2220Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II3
ACCT3035Cost Accounting3
FISV3005International Finance3
FISV3080Financial Statement Analysis3
Major Electives
Two ACCT or FISV-designated courses at the 2000 level or higher6
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 6 credits from the following:6
College of Business Internship Ic
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad Sa
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
FYS1020First-Year Seminar1
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Social Sciences 6
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 15
Total Credits122.0

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

SaTo be eligible to count toward Applied/ Experiential Learning, a Study Abroad offering must meet certain requirements. Contact JWU Global to discuss eligible Study Abroad options for this degree program.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?