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Accounting is the language of business; it synthesizes business activities to provide critical information to decision-makers including investors, creditors, customers, and suppliers. High-quality accounting information is necessary for a well-functioning economy. To serve the needs of the Foster Undergraduate students and the Accounting & Business industries, we offer two majors in the Accounting Department, the Accounting Major and the Accounting for Business Professionals Major. Course descriptions and other information about the courses detailed below can be found in the Foster School of Business Course Catalog. Links to the Time Schedule with course offerings for the current and following quarters can also be found on the top of the Course Catalog page. Please see your adviser to determine a course plan that works with your education and career plans.

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Accounting Major

The Accounting Major provides students with the foundation to generate and report economic information, as well as the critical thinking and analytical skills to interpret and analyze financial information, develop tax strategy, and form predictions to make effective decisions. Utilizing case-based learning and data analytics, the major equips students to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Required Courses:

THESE CLASSES MAY NOT BE REPEATED

  • ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I: Financial Reporting & Analysis (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 302 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 303 Intermediate Accounting III (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 302
  • ACCTG 311 Cost Accounting: Information for Decision Making & Performance Management (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 320 Introduction to Accounting Systems and Analytics (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 321 Tax Effects of Business Decisions (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 411 Auditing Standards and Principles (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301; 2.0 in ACCTG 320

IN ADDITION TO THE 7 REQUIRED CLASSES, CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES. THESE CLASSES MAY NOT BE REPEATED.

  • ACCTG 440 Accounting and Financial Management Decisions (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 450 Business Taxation (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 321
  • ACCTG 480 Accounting for Not-For-Profit Orgs. (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 302

ALL Accounting students MUST complete:

  • 8 Upper Division Accounting Core classes, of which 5 must be completed at the UW-Seattle.

The Following courses may NOT be used:

  • ACCTG 495 Accounting Internship (1-4, max. 8)
    • PREREQUISITES: ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 9)
    • Arranged & supervised by individual members of the faculty

Accounting For Business Professionals Major

Understanding how to create and use accounting information is critical to a student’s future success as a strategic thinker and leader in any organization. The Accounting for Business Professionals major equips students with an accounting skillset for careers not focused solely in accounting and allows students to tailor their accounting courses to best fit their specific career paths. The flexible curriculum provides students with accounting language fluency, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills to interpret and analyze financial statements to make complex decisions in an ever-changing environment.

THESE CLASSES MAY NOT BE REPEATED

  • ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I: Financial Reporting & Analysis (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225

IN ADDITION TO ACCTG 301, CHOOSE AT LEAST 4 OF THE FOLLOWING ACCTG ELECTIVES OR 3 ACCTG ELECTIVES AND 1 APPROVED ELECTIVE FROM THE LIST IN THE NEXT SECTION. THESE CLASSES MAY NOT BE REPEATED

  • ACCTG 302 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 303 Intermediate Accounting III (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 302
  • ACCTG 311 Cost Accounting: Information for Decision Making & Performance Management (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 320 Introduction to Accounting Systems and Analytics (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 321 Tax Effects of Business Decisions (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 225
  • ACCTG 411 Auditing Standards and Principles (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301; 2.0 in ACCTG 320
  • ACCTG 440 Accounting and Financial Management Decisions (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 450 Business Taxation (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 321
  • ACCTG 480 Accounting for Not-For-Profit Orgs. (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in ACCTG 302

NO MORE THAN 1 PERMITTED. SEE FINANCE COURSE CATALOG FOR MORE DETAILS.

  • FIN 450 Problems in Corporate Finance (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in FIN 350; 2.0 in either B ECON 300 or ECON 300.
  • FIN 453 Financial Theory and Analysis (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in FIN 350; 2.0 in either B ECON 300 or ECON 300.
  • FIN 454 Business Valuation, Investment, and Financing (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in FIN 350; 2.0 in either B ECON 300 or ECON 300.
  • FIN 457 Entrepreneurial Finance (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in FIN 350; 2.0 in either B ECON 300 or ECON 300.
  • FIN 458 Mergers & Acquisitions (4)
    • PREREQUISITES: 2.0 in FIN 350; 2.0 in either B ECON 300 or ECON 300.

ALL Upper Division Accounting Core classes used to satisfy these major requirements must be completed at the UW-Seattle.

The Following courses may NOT be used:

  • ACCTG 495 Accounting Internship (1-4, max. 8)
    • PREREQUISITES: ACCTG 301
  • ACCTG 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 9)
    • Arranged & supervised by individual members of the faculty

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