Accounting Option

Business majors at the University of Washington Bothell can choose to pursue a formal option in Accounting. Demand for accountants is extremely high as businesses work to plan, manage, and control their operations. Well-educated accountants with strong ethical values are needed to help prevent the types of practices that led to scandal in such well-publicized cases as Enron and Worldcom.

Admission Requirements

Admissions to the Accounting Option is competitive. Applicants interested in pursuing this option, MUST clearly indicate this in the online application under the section: “Location and Option/Concentration” on page 7 of the UW application. Current UWB students should complete the Internal Application for Bothell, available at: http://www.uwb.edu/babusiness/applyba

Applicants must also meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:

  • Must have completed all required prerequisite Accounting courses with a minimum grade of 2.5 in each course.
    (*Note: Applicants in the process of completing a course will not be considered for the Accounting option until the course has been completed)
     
  • Must have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average across all prerequisite Accounting courses

Students may NOT enroll in any Accounting courses until they have been approved by the review committee. Students will be notified.

Program Requirements

 

PRIOR TO WINTER 2014

BEGINNING WINTER 2014

Core Courses (and prerequisite)

BBUS 300/BBSKL – Management of Organizations/Teamwork Skills

BBUS 307 – Business Writing

BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics

BBUS BBUS 320 – Marketing Management

BBUS 340 – Operations & Project Mgmt (310)

BBUS 350 – Business Finance (310)

BBUS 300/BBSKL – Management of Organizations/Teamwork Skills

BBUS 307 – Business Writing

BBUS 310 – Managerial Economics

BBUS 320 – Marketing Management

BBUS 340 – Operations & Project Mgmt (310)

BBUS 350 – Business Finance (310)

Capstone Courses (and prerequisite) 

( * All core classes must be completed & have grad app on file)

BBUS 470 – Business Policy & Strategic Mgmt.

BBUS 480 – Global Environment of Business

( * All core classes must be completed & have grad app on file)

BBUS 470 – Business Policy & Strategic Mgmt.

BBUS 480 – Global Environment of Business

Required Courses (and prerequisite)

BBUS 361 - Intermediate Accounting

BBUS 362 - Intermediate Accounting 2 (361)

BBUS 363 - Intermediate Accounting 3 (362)

BBUS 373 - Cost Accounting (361)

BBUS 411 - Auditing Theory & Practice (362)

BBUS 435 - Accounting Information Systems (361)/p>

BBUS 450 - Federal Income Taxation (361)

BBUS 361 - Intermediate Accounting 1

BBUS 362 - Intermediate Accounting 2 (361)

BBUS 363 - Intermediate Accounting 3 (362)

BBUS 373 - Cost Accounting (361)

BBUS 411 - Auditing Theory & Practice (362)

BBUS 435 - Accounting Information Systems (361)

BBUS 450 - Federal Income Taxation (361)

Business Electives (and prerequisite)

5 credits of any business elective
(Must be 300/400 level)

10 credits - 2 courses from the list below: Available Electives

BBUS 412 - Advanced Business Law (BCUSP 202)

BBUS 449 - Acctg Practices in Not-for-Profit Org. (363)

BBUS 451 - Financial Policy & Planning (350)

BBUS 453 - Financial Institutions & Markets (350)

BBUS 454 - Investments (350)

BBUS 455 - Futures & Options (454)

BBUS 456 - Entrepreneurship Finance (350)

BBUS 459 - Special Topics in Finance (350)

BBUS 463 - Advanced Financial Accounting (362)

BBUS 467 - Advanced Taxation (450)

 

 

Non-Business Elective (must be 300/400 level)

*  Not including BIS 315 & 495 10 credits

* Not including BIS 315 & 495 5 credits

Total Credits

90 Credits

90 Credits

Accounting Certification Preparation

After completing the two-year Accounting Option, students are eligible to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. Students who wish to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), however, should plan on spending three years in the program. To take the CPA exam, a student needs a minimum of 225 quarter hours or five years of college (a master degree is not required).

In addition to public accounting, the Accounting Option will thoroughly prepare students for careers in private, government, and non-profit accounting. The curriculum is designed to enable graduates to fill a number of corporate positions such as internal auditor, managerial accountant, and tax accountant. Graduates will also be prepared to serve in government positions such as tax examiner, budget analyst, and government auditor. You can get more information from the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.
 

Did You Know?

UW Bothell is the fourth fastest growing four-year, public university in the nation.