Accounting & Information Management (AIM), B.S.
[Accounting and Information Management – 0502]
The Accounting and Information Management major prepares students for a career in managerial accounting (corporate, non-profit, or government). The curriculum is designed to meet the educational component for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Additionally, the program provides the foundational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation (see section at end for more information on the public accounting requirements). The major builds on a strong general education foundation with course work in core business disciplines (management, accounting, marketing, finance, economics, and information systems) and advanced course work in the fields of accounting and information management.
Students also engage in real-life learning and acquire hands-on experience by working in local businesses and non-profit organizations through internships and course projects.
SPECIFICS OF THE ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT B.S. DEGREE
Minimum Total Hours: 124
Total Liberal Arts Hours Required: 60
General Education Requirements: Per General Education list (see General Education Division). Exceptions: only one fine arts course is required (ART 101, MUS 104, OR FNA 102); must take PSY 260 for the behavioral science requirement; must take ECN 201 for the history, economics, or social sciences requirement; must take MTH 121 or MTH 185 to meet the mathematics proficiency requirement; must take the Business version of PHL 202.
Minimum Requirements: Overall and major GPA of 2.5; no grade less than C- in the major; minimum grade of C- in CMC 101, CMP 101, CMP 102, and MTH 121/185.
Transfer Requirements: See institutional transfer policies.
Application to Major: A special application packet is to be secured from the Undergraduate Business Department and submitted during the first semester of the sophomore year. (Note: The standard institutional major application is only part of the Undergraduate Business application packet.)
Major Requirements: 72 hours as follows:
Public Accounting Track
As of August 1, 2009
individuals applying for licensure in public accountancy in New York State (and in most other states) must have completed a NYS registered 150-hour program or the equivalent. Our program, though not NYS registered, provides the foundational courses required for all students interested in pursuing CPA licensure. After successfully completing the 124-hour
AIM program at Roberts Wesleyan College, students will be qualified to attend a registered program and take the additional hours to complete the 150-hour requirement. RWC has agreements with local universities which allow a Roberts graduate to pursue a Masters degree in a registered program in as little as 12 months.