2008-2009 Catalog | Program Descriptions | Business Overview | Majors

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.


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:

  • Common Professional Core (44 hours):
    • ACC 201-Principles of Accounting I;
    • ACC 201L-Principles of Accounting I Lab;
    • ACC 202-Principles of Accounting II;
    • ACC 202L-Principles of Accounting II Lab;
    • BUA 101-Introduction to Business;
    • BUA 210-Business Law I;
    • BUA 321-Corporate Finance;
    • BUA 380-International Business;
    • CSC 130-Introduction to Management Information Systems;
    • ECN 202-Principles of Macroeconomics;
    • ECN 205-Personal Economics;
    • MGT 201-Principles of Management;
    • MGT 420-Strategic Management;
    • MKT 201-Principles of Marketing;
    • MTH 200-Statistics;
    • SOC 341-The Leadership Challenge;
  • Accounting & Information Management Requirements (28 hours):
    • ACC 301-Intermediate Accounting I;
    • ACC 302-Intermediate Accounting II;
    • ACC 311-Managerial Accounting;
    • ACC 312-Tax Accounting;
    • ACC 325-Accounting Internship Preparation;
    • ACC 411-Audit & Control;
    • ACC 450-Accounting Internship Experience;
    • BUA 211-Business Law II;
    • CSC 103-Spreadsheets;
    • CSC 104-Databases;
    • CSC 108-Accounting Software;
    • CSC 140-Computer Science I.

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.