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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting and Finance is designed to provide students with a unique blend of insights into financial information. Accountants and finance professionals often view the same data from different vantage points and with different goals. This often leads to a lack of communication between these two sets of professionals within the same organization. Conflicts between preparation and usefulness can arise and while neither side is wrong, a more careful understanding of the other's position will lead to better information being provided to the decision makers of the organization. This program integrates both disciplines with a carefully selected flow of courses that enables the student to interrelate the information provided to make both tactical and strategic decisions. The program provides a competitive advantage for students pursuing careers in either accounting or finance.
This program in the area of accounting and finance gives the student flexibility in both course offerings and career choices. The program of study provides a firm foundation in both accounting and finance. It differs from the University's traditional accounting or finance programs in two ways. It does not require the student to complete courses in advanced accounting (typically required for those pursuing the CPA); however, it provides the option to integrate those courses easily into the program. Similarly, FIN 301 , Personal Finance is not required in this program as the emphasis is more in the organizational arena; however, by using a free elective, the student can easily fit this course into her or his course of study.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, graduating students will:
Students pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of “C” for “all program core courses”. For the purpose of this policy “program core courses” are all accounting courses and finance courses. These courses are designated by the prefix “BAC” and “FIN” and are identified by “*” in the Suggested Program Sequence section.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.