The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) with a concentration in Global Management Accounting is designed to be completed in four years. The program focuses on preparing students for a career in management accounting, including preparation for obtaining the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.
Develop the skills expected of a management accountant
Calvin's global management accounting program includes courses designed to prepare students to perform financial and accounting tasks necessary to run a business. These tasks include monitoring costs and budgets, using past trends to predict future needs, and providing assistance in making financial decisions. Program learning outcomes include:
- Proficiency in developing, measuring, analyzing, and communicating financial information
- Application of critical thinking and decision making, supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques
- Conversant in the concepts of the functional areas of business
- Identification of the global aspects of accounting, business operations, and supply chain management
Discover how core virtues are applied in management accounting, including:
- Honesty – Christians in accounting and business must be persons of high integrity, as their advice has the potential to affect many of the stakeholder groups.
- Stewardship – Business organizations, and the wealth and opportunity they represent, are to be utilized by Christians to positively impact individuals, society, and creation. As trusted advisors, accountants are in a unique position to influence decisions in this area.
- Justice – Christians in accounting and business must go beyond the legal minimums in employment and other business dealings.
- Empathy – Accountants must recognize that their decisions impact numerous human beings who are God’s image bearers, and should therefore display compassion and integrity in their dealings with these individuals.
- Courage – Christians in accounting and business must be willing to act in accordance with their beliefs.
Engage in experiential learning
- Participate in Calvin Action Projects (CAP) and work in a team to solve problems for area businesses and nonprofit organizations.
- Consult for companies like Amway, Fifth Third Bank, Herman Miller, Steelcase, Stryker, and Wolverine World Wide.
- Explore the world through an interim (January term) abroad.
Complete an internship and connect with employers
- One significant element of this program is the requirement of an internship in accounting. Managerial accounting is focused on constituencies within an organization; an internship is critical to learning how to research and report in an operational setting.
- Interact with local, regional, and national employers.
- Get to know our alumni network, which expands across the United States and throughout the world, including Africa and Asia.
- Attend events like Accountants’ Night to identify and pursue jobs in accounting and finance.
Course Requirements 2016-2017
(58-62 semester hours)
- BUS-160 Business Foundations
- ACCT-203 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ACCT-204 Financial Accounting
- ACCT-205 Financial Reporting and Analysis
- ACCT-301 Intermediate Accounting
- ACCT-302 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACCT-305 Cost Accounting
- ACCT-307 Advanced Accounting
- ACCT-315 Accounting Systems
- One from:
- BUS-360 Management and Organizational Behavior
- BUS-362 Ethics in Business
- BUS-363 Production and Operations Management
- BUS-364 Global Supply Chain Management
- BUS-370 Financial Principles
- BUS-380 Marketing
Cognates(11-13 semester hours)
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