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     - Combined Accounting,
       Economics and Finance

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MAJOR FIELDS of STUDY

Business Administration

Business studies at Albright are a blend of theory and application. You’ll receive hands-on experience through internships, simulations, field trips and case studies. The business administration major offers a comprehensive program that aptly combines in- and out-of-class learning.

Unlike at many other schools, you’ll start with business coursework in your freshman year, and during the course of your education will take classes in accounting, economics, statistics, finance, management, marketing, management information systems, business-government-society and business strategy. You’ll select from one of five specializations, with co-majors available through the use of electives.

Requirements:

  • ECO 105 (satisfies social science general studies requirement)
  • ECO 207 (satisfies quantitative reasoning general studies requirement)
  • A core requirement of these courses:
    • ACC 101
    • BUS 210
    • BUS 345
    • BUS 346
    • BUS 347
    • BUS 366
    • BUS 380
    • BUS 460
  • One additional Economics course above the 100-level
  • In addition, students must complete four courses in one of the following tracks: Economics, Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing. 
    • Economics
      • ECO 335
      • ECO 336
      • One 300-level Economics course
      • ECO 492
    • Finance 
      • BUS 350
      • ECO 313
      • One from ACC 201, BUS 378, ECO 301, ECO 307 or ECO 336
      • BUS 495
      • Note: Students interested in careers involving serious financial analysis are strongly encouraged to complete the interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance.
    • International Business
      • BUS 368
      • BUS 374
      • ECO 301
      • BUS 498
    • Management
      • BUS 365
      • BUS 368
      • BUS 250 or BUS 382
      • BUS 496
    • Marketing
      • BUS 370
      • BUS 372
      • One from BUS 374, BUS 376, BUS 378 or COM 317
      • BUS 497

Combined major in Business Administration
Requirements:

  • ACC 101
  • BUS 345, 346, 347, 366
  • BUS 210 or 368
  • BUS 380
  • BUS 460
  • General studies courses ECO 105 (social science) and ECO 207 (quantitative reasoning)
  • Note: Combined majors will receive a track designation if the four required upper-level courses are completed. Students considering combining Business Administration with Economics should consult the department chair for the required courses.

Accounting
Requirements:

  • ACC 101
  • ACC 201, 202
  • ACC 325, 330, 331, 338
  • ACC 408
  • One 400-level accounting seminar
  • ECO 207
  • BUS 345
  • One business/economics course (200-level or above)
  • ACC 110 (formerly SPI 260)
  • Students must select ECO 105 as a General Studies Foundations-Social Science course and MAT 125 as a General Studies Foundations-Quantitative Reasoning course.

Combined major in Accounting
Requirements:

  • ACC 101
  • ACC 201, 202
  • ACC 325, 330, 338
  • ACC 408
  • One 400-level accounting seminar

Economics
Requirements:

  • ACC 101
  • ECO 105 (satisfies general studies social science requirement)
  • ECO 207
  • ECO 302, 307, 335, 336
  • ECO 492
  • MAT 125 or 131 (satisfies general studies quantitative reasoning requirement)
  • An economic fields requirement of five additional economics courses above the 100-level

Combined major in Economics
Requirements:

  • ECO 105 (satisfies general studies social science requirement)
  • ECO 207
  • ECO 302, 307, 335, 336
  • ECO 492
  • MAT 125 or 131 (satisfies general studies quantitative reasoning requirement)
  • One additional economics course above the 100-level
  • Note: Students considering combining economics and business administration should consult the department chair for the required courses.

Interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance
The interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance blends coursework in accounting, economics and finance to create an integrated foundation for professional careers or further study in accounting and financial analysis. The major enables you to enhance you understanding in these fields by adding dimensions not possible in the regular or combined majors in accounting, economics and business administration-finance.

Students whose primary focus is accounting, but who wish to add an emphasis in financial analysis, should take the Accounting Track within the interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Students whose primary focus is financial analysis need a strong understanding of both business financial statements and the methods of economic analysis. These students should take the Financial Analyst Track within the interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance. The Financial Analyst Track is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in financial analysis and to provide foundation knowledge for professional certification programs in finance and financial analysis. 

Students graduating with the interdisciplinary major in Accounting, Economics and Finance must complete the core requirements below and either the Accounting Track requirements or the Financial Analyst Track requirements listed below.

Core Major Requirements:

  • ACC 101, 201, 202 and 325
  • BUS 345, 347, 350, and 495 
  • ECO 313
  • One From: BUS 366, ACC 110 (formerly SPI 260)
  • ECO 105 (general studies social science)
  • ECO 207 (general studies quantitative reasoning)

Accounting Track Requirements:

  • ACC 330, 331, 338 and 408

Financial Analyst Track Requirements:

  • BUS 346
  • ECO 307, 335, 336

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