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School of Business Administration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-8454
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The School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University confers:

  • the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting,
  • the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance,
  • and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

Graduating students in Business Administration are prepared to pursue advanced studies at the graduate level or professional careers in business. Graduating students with a major in accounting obtain a practical and theoretical knowledge of accounting through courses in accounting principles, auditing, accounting information systems, and income taxation. This wide range of course offerings prepares them for successful careers in public, private, and government accounting.

The Accounting Department also offers courses in Principles of Accounting and Managerial Accounting to all students majoring in business. Principles of Accounting courses are required by selected degree programs in other colleges at Clark Atlanta University.

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REQUIRED COURSES

 
 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 
 
BUS 207. Principles of Accounting I
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Prerequisites: MAT-C 105, Pre-Calculus I and MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalents with minimum grades of "C". Students may be co-enrolled in MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II and BUS 207.
 
 
BUS 208. Principles of Accounting II
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Introductory topics in managerial accounting are also discussed. Prerequisites: MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalent and BUS 207, Principles of Accounting I with minimum grades of "C".

 
 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 
 
WITH DUAL CONCENTRATIONS IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
 
 
 
BUS 207. Principles of Accounting I

3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Prerequisites: MAT-C 105, Pre-Calculus I and MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalents with minimum grades of "C". Students may be co-enrolled in MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II and BUS 207.

 
 
 
BUS 208. Principles of Accounting II
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Introductory topics in managerial accounting are also discussed. Prerequisites: MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalent and BUS 207, Principles of Accounting I with minimum grades of "C".
  
 
 
BUS 303. Intermediate Accounting I
3 credits
 
 
AA one-semester course in understanding accounting theory and concepts including the conceptual framework of accounting, financial statements, problems in income determination and reporting. Prerequisite: BUS 208, Principles of Accounting II with a minimum grade of "C".
  
 
 
BUS 304. Intermediate Accounting II
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course in understanding accounting theory and concepts including the conceptual framework of accounting, financial statements, problems in income determination and reporting. Prerequisite: BUS 303, Intermediate Accounting I with a minimum grade of "C".
 
 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ACCOUNTING
 
 
BUS 207. Principles of Accounting I
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Prerequisites: MAT-C 105, Pre-Calculus I and MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalents with minimum grades of "C". Students may be co-enrolled in MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II and BUS 207.

 
 
 
BUS 208. Principles of Accounting II
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing generally accepted accounting principles. The course covers the fundamentals of recording and accumulating accounting data and the preparation, meaning, and uses of financial statements. Introductory topics in managerial accounting are also discussed. Prerequisites: MAT-C 106, Pre-Calculus II or the equivalent and BUS 207, Principles of Accounting I with minimum grades of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 303. Intermediate Accounting I
3 credits
 
 
AA one-semester course in understanding accounting theory and concepts including the conceptual framework of accounting, financial statements, problems in income determination and reporting. Prerequisite: BUS 208, Principles of Accounting II with a minimum grade of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 304. Intermediate Accounting II
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course in understanding accounting theory and concepts including the conceptual framework of accounting, financial statements, problems in income determination and reporting. Prerequisite: BUS 303, Intermediate Accounting I with a minimum grade of "C".

  
 
 
BUS 305. Cost Accounting
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing cost determination, accumulation; and application to products and/or services. The primary emphasis is on mastery of analytical concepts and proper application of cost accounting techniques to business situations. This course is only open to students in the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program. Prerequisite: BUS 208, Principles of Accounting II with a minimum grade of "C".

  
 
 
BUS 308. Accounting Information Systems
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course presenting accounting activities in the framework of an integrated information system. Among other topics included in the course are principles of internal control, database management systems, and electronic commerce. Prerequisites: BUS 303, Intermediate Accounting I and BUS 305, Cost Accounting with minimum grades of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 405. Auditing 
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing the standards and principles of auditing, procedures for conducting an audit, and the preparation of working papers and reports. Major topics include control and prevention of fraud and errors through internal control systems, moral and legal responsibilities of the auditor, and professional ethics. Prerequisites: BUS 304, Intermediate Accounting II and BUS 308, Accounting Information Systems with minimum grades of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 426. Individual Income Tax
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing the Internal Revenue Code and rulings and regulations of the Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The course emphasizes taxation of individuals. Prerequisite: BUS 208, Principles of Accounting II with a minimum grade of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 427. Business Income Tax
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing the Internal Revenue Code and rulings and regulations of the Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The course emphasizes income tax aspects of corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, tax exempt organizations, and special issues in taxation. Prerequisite: BUS 426, Individual Income Tax with a minimum grade of "C".

 
 
 
BUS 465. Advanced Accounting
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course presenting specialized accounting problems likely to be encountered by public accountants or by those in corporate positions. The course explores accounting needs of partnerships, consolidations, business combination, liquidations, and estates and trusts. Prerequisite: Bus 304, Intermediate Accounting II with a minimum grade of "C".
 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 
 
 
BUS 209. Accounting for Non-business Majors
3 credits
 
 
A one-semester course introducing basic Accounting principles and the role of financial statements in making business decisions. This course is not open to students majoring in business. Prerequisites: Mat-C 104.