Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis - B.S.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

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 who maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher 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 Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Management1
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
ACCT2021Intermediate Accounting I4.5
ACCT2022Intermediate Accounting II4.5
ACCT2023Intermediate Accounting III4.5
ACCT3031Cost Accounting I4.5
ACCT4065Accounting and Financial Analysis Seminar4.5
FISV3005International Finance4.5
FISV3080Financial Statement Analysis4.5
Major Electives
Two ACCT or FISV-designated courses at the 3000 level or higher.9
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 9
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
36 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 36
Total Credits181.0

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

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

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.