2013-14 General Bulletin

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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting

Accountancy demands a high degree of technical training, similar to the professions of architecture, law, engineering and medicine. The accounting profession requires a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of economics and business and a commitment to public well-being. Career opportunities in accounting include the public, corporate, government, nonprofit and healthcare sectors. The undergraduate program in accountancy is designed to prepare students for entrance into these careers and to provide a foundation for the examination to become a CPA or to achieve other professional certifications.

As part of the sequence of courses leading to the BS in Accounting offered through Weatherhead, the student takes required and elective courses in related fields of banking and finance, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, information systems, management policy and operations.

BS in Accounting

 

General Education Requirements

SAGES (13-16)
First Seminar4
Two University Seminars6
Departmental Seminars - taken as MGMT 395, see below*
Senior Capstone **3-6
Breadth Requirements (26-30)
MATH 125Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I4
or MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 126Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II4
or MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Two Natural Science Courses6-8
Two Arts & Humanities Courses6-8
Two Social Science Courses - one of which is COSI 200 or COSI 2806

 

Major Requirements

Principles Requirements (15)
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACCT 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 102Management Accounting3
OPRE 207Statistics for Business and Management Science I3
Core Requirements (24)
BAFI 355Corporate Finance3
MGMT 250Managing Organizations and People I3
MGMT 251Managing Organizations and People II3
MIDS 301Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach3
MKMR 201Marketing Management3
OPRE 301Operations Research and Supply Chain Management3
PLCY 399Business Policy3
Advanced Seminars - *MGMT 395 - one credit hour, each student must complete three.3
Accounting Requirements (18)
ACCT 300Corporate Reporting I3
ACCT 301Corporate Reporting II3
ACCT 304Advanced Financial Reporting3
ACCT 305Income Tax: Concepts, Skills, Planning3
ACCT 314Attestation and Assurance Services3
BLAW 331Legal Environment of Management3
Additional Requirement (19-26)
Electives19-26

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 122

**

 Students must complete one university-approved SAGES Senior Capstone. It is not required that students complete a Weatherhead-specific capstone. Most students choose to take MGMT 398 Action Learning, although a second option within Weatherhead is MGMT 397 Undergraduate Research Project.

Students pursuing the BS in Accounting are advised to take the two introductory classes, ACCT 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 102 Management Accounting, as early as possible. Students are advised to take the required MGMT 250 Managing Organizations and People I and MGMT 251 Managing Organizations and People II sequence in the fall and spring semesters, respectively, of the second year.

Accounting majors may not use the P/NP option for Weatherhead courses. 12 credit hours of accounting coursework taken at another accredited institution may be considered for transfer toward the BS in Accounting, although transfer credit for courses beyond introductory accounting must be approved by the Accountancy Department. Each student is required to consult with an advisor in the Office of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs at Weatherhead.

Integrated Study Programs in Accountancy

Integrated study programs enable attainment of a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree in five years or less. These programs are strongly recommended for those individuals planning to obtain professional certification. CPA candidates must have completed 150 semester hours of study at the university level in order to qualify to sit for the CPA examination. There are two programs that integrate graduate and undergraduate course work in accountancy: the joint BS in Accounting/MAcc and the accelerated BS in Accounting/MAcc.

Joint BS in Accounting/MAcc

The university policies regarding the Joint BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy program permit such students an opportunity to complete the Master of Accountancy in 30 hours rather than 36, if course selection is properly planned.  These students are permitted to count 6 hours of coursework towards both degrees. After completion of the senior year, these students then enroll as graduate students in the Weatherhead School of Management to complete the master’s degree.

Accelerated BS in Accounting/MAcc

One other option exists for certain highly qualified Case Western Reserve University accountancy students who may be highly motivated to complete both their BS in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy in a timely manner. This program, the Accelerated BS in Accounting/MAcc program, allows students to complete both degrees within the eight academic semesters as an undergraduate student. In some cases, one additional semester of study is needed to complete both degrees, at which time the student would be considered a Weatherhead graduate student. These students are also permitted to count 6 hours of coursework towards both degrees. Because of the necessity for proper planning of coursework and programs, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Master of Accountancy in the junior year. To apply for this program, students must have:

  • Completed 90 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Completed all of the undergraduate Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) General Education Requirements at Weatherhead
  • Completed 36 hours of the Weatherhead major requirements (including 15 hours of the required accountancy coursework)
  • Achieved at least a 3.0 overall GPA

Weatherhead students must apply for and be admitted to the Master of Accountancy program.  The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission to the MAcc program, but may be waived if certain requirements are met. Once admitted, students in an integrated study program are required to design a comprehensive study plan with both their Weatherhead undergraduate adviser and the director of the MAcc program.

Professional Practicum

A practicum is a planned, structured, supervised workplace experience at an approved "site" organization. The practicum is an experiential learning arrangement between the student, the employer, and the practicum adviser in conjunction with the University Career Center. Employers provide appropriate supervision and work-related learning, while the practicum adviser guides and evaluates the student's experience.

The primary goal of this active learning experience is the intellectual, personal and professional growth of the student in an area related to the student's academic goals. The practicum should provide the student with new skills, insights and experiences that are transferable to the academic setting.

Students apply to the University Career Center in the semester preceding the work assignment. A student may participate in up to two practica, but must spend at least one intervening semester on campus.

To be eligible, a student must have:

  • Completed 21 credit hours of coursework at Case Western Reserve (prior to the start of the work assignment)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 and good academic standing
  • Completed ACCT 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Registered for MGMT 1 Supervised Professional Practicum - Semester 1 or MGMT 2 Supervised Professional Practicum - Semester 2, a non-credit practicum course
  • Completed pre-practicum assignments with the University Career Center
  • Secured a Weatherhead faculty member as a practicum advisor*
  • Developed an approved learning agreement with the practicum advisor
*

An advisor from the Office of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs at Weatherhead can serve as a practicum adviser during the summer.

All practica developed through the University Career Center must be taken for transcript notation, and students must have a faculty member serve as a practicum advisor. If a student elects to work in an internship/practicum without enrolling in the course for academic notation, he or she will not have the benefits of full-time student status. Additionally, he or she will not represent the practicum program in any official capacity.

Sample Plan of Study: Bachelor of Science in Accounting

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 101)3  
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 102)3  
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)4  
Arts/Humanities3  
SAGES (University Seminar)4  
PHED (Physical Education)
Management Accounting (ACCT 102)  3
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 103)  3
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)  4
Natural Science  3
SAGES (University Seminar)  3
PHED (Physical Education)
Year Total: 17 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Corporate Reporting I (ACCT 300)3  
Managing Organizations and People I (MGMT 250)3  
Statistics for Business and Management Science I (OPRE 207)3  
Social Science3  
SAGES (University Seminar)3  
Corporate Reporting II (ACCT 301)  3
Managing Organizations and People II (MGMT 251)  3
Interpersonal Communication (COSI 200)
or Organizational Communication (COSI 280)
  3
Arts/Humanities  3
Natural Science  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Attestation and Assurance Services (ACCT 314)3  
Corporate Finance (BAFI 355)3  
Legal Environment of Management (BLAW 331)3  
Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach (MIDS 301)3  
Elective3  
Advanced Financial Reporting (ACCT 304)  3
Income Tax: Concepts, Skills, Planning (ACCT 305)  3
Advanced Seminar (MGMT 395)  1
Operations Research and Supply Chain Management (OPRE 301)  3
Elective  3
Marketing Management (MKMR 201)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Advanced Seminar (MGMT 395)1  
Action Learning (MGMT 398)6  
Elective3  
Elective3  
Elective3  
Advanced Seminar (MGMT 395)  1
Business Policy (PLCY 399)  3
Elective  3
Elective  2
Elective  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  122

For more information, contact Tiffany Welch, assistant dean of curriculum and administration, at 216.368.2058.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

(College of Arts and Sciences)

The BA in economics is a 120-credit-hour, structured program in which students learn to analyze problems of resource allocation and decision-making, and to understand the influence of these factors on economies and societies. Our program was ranked #5 in the nation for the study of microeconomics and #7 for macroeconomics in Businessweek's 2012 survey of undergraduate programs.

Our highly regarded degree attracts some of the best students on campus and affords them the opportunity to assist Weatherhead faculty in their research activities and to participate in independent research projects.

General Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete the Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements.                                                                                                                                                            

ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 307Intermediate Macro Theory3
ECON 308Intermediate Micro Theory3
or ECON 309 Intermediate Micro Theory: Math Based
OPRE 207Statistics for Business and Management Science I3
ECON 326Econometrics (Ideally, Econometrics should be taken by the junior year to enrich understanding of upper-level elective courses and to enable engagement in more sophisticated economic analysis.)3
Elective courses (a minimum of five additional economics courses at the 200 or 300 level). ECON 398 Honors Research II does not count toward fulfilling this requirement.15
Total Units33

 

 

SAGES Senior Capstone Experience

The economics major does not require a capstone as part of the major. However, students need to complete a capstone as part of the SAGES requirement. The Economics Department offers the following courses for a capstone.

ECON 397Honors Research I3
ECON 398Honors Research II3
ECON 391Advanced Topics and Writing in Economics3
ECON 395The Economy in the American Century3
ECON 399Individual Readings and Research (upon approval of Senior Capstone Coordinator)1 - 6

For more information, contact Teresa Kabat, department administrator, at 216.368.4110.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management

Graduates of the BS in Management program obtain a broad education within a scientific framework that enables them to bring an unusual degree of analytical capability to the problems of management and business. Each management student is required to complete a major in finance, marketing, or an approved, individualized program of study (see below in the section titled Dean's Approved Major). In addition, each student must consult with an adviser in the Office of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs at Weatherhead.

General Education Requirements

SAGES (13-16)
First Seminar4
Two University Seminars6
Departmental Seminars - taken as MGMT 395, see below*
Senior Capstone **3-6
Breadth Requirements (26-30)
MATH 125Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I4
or MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 126Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II4
or MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Two Natural Science Courses6-8
Two Arts & Humanities Courses6-8
Two Social Sciences Courses6

 

Major Requirements

Principles Requirements (15)
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ACCT 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 102Management Accounting3
OPRE 207Statistics for Business and Management Science I3
Core Requirements (27)
MGMT 201Contemporary Business and Communication3
BAFI 355Corporate Finance3
MGMT 250Managing Organizations and People I3
MGMT 251Managing Organizations and People II3
MIDS 301Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach3
MKMR 201Marketing Management3
OPRE 301Operations Research and Supply Chain Management3
PLCY 399Business Policy3
MGMT 395Advanced Seminar (*MGMT 395-one credit hour seminar; each student must complete three)3

Management Requirements

Students must complete an 18-credit-hour major in Finance, Marketing, or a Dean's Approved Major.

Finance Major Requirements (18)
BAFI 341Money and Banking3
or ECON 341 Money and Banking
BAFI 356Investments3
BAFI 357Financial Modeling, Analysis and Decision Making3
BAFI 358Intermediate Corporate Finance3
BAFI 359Cases in Finance3
BAFI 361Applied Financial Analytics3
Marketing Major Requirements (18)
MKMR 304Brand Management3
MKMR 308Measuring Marketing Performance3
MKMR 310Marketing Analytics3
MKMR 311Customer Relationship Management3
MKMR 312Selling and Sales Management3
MKMR 348Strategic Internet Marketing3
Additional Requirement (16-23)
Electives 16-23

 

 Total Credit Hours for Degree: 122

**

Students must complete one university-approved SAGES Senior Capstone. It is not required that students complete a Weatherhead-specific capstone. Most students choose to take MGMT 398 Action Learning, although a second option within Weatherhead is MGMT 397 Undergraduate Research Project.

Students pursuing a BS in Management are advised to take the MGMT 250 Managing Organizations and People I and MGMT 251 Managing Organizations and People II sequence in the second year. Management majors may not use the P/NP option for any Weatherhead courses.

Sample Plan of Study:  BS in Management

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)4  
Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 101)3  
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 102)3  
Arts/Humanities3  
SAGES (University Seminar)4  
PHED
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)  4
Management Accounting (ACCT 102)  3
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 103)  3
Natural Sciences  3
SAGES (University Seminar)  3
PHED
Year Total: 17 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Managing Organizations and People I (MGMT 250)3  
Statistics for Business and Management Science I (OPRE 207)3  
Corporate Finance (BAFI 355)3  
Natural Sciences3  
SAGES (University Seminar)3  
Managing Organizations and People II (MGMT 251)  3
Contemporary Business and Communication (MGMT 201)  3
Marketing Management (MKMR 201)  3
Social Sciences  3
Arts/Humanities  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Elective3  
Weatherhead Major3  
Weatherhead Major3  
Weatherhead Major3  
Social Sciences3  
Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach (MIDS 301)  3
Operations Research and Supply Chain Management (OPRE 301)  3
Advanced Seminar (MGMT 395)  1
Weatherhead Major  3
Weatherhead Major  3
Elective  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Action Learning (MGMT 398)6  
MGMT 3951  
Weatherhead Major3  
Elective3  
Elective3  
Business Policy (PLCY 399)  3
MGMT 395  1
Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  2
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  122

 

 


Dean's Approved Major

A student may construct an 18-credit major in an area of individual interest, subject to approval by the Weatherhead Undergraduate Executive Committee.

For more information, contact Jim Hurley, assistant dean of undergraduate and integrated study programs, at 216.368.3856.

Minors

 

Minor in Accounting

ACCT 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 102Management Accounting3
ACCT 300Corporate Reporting I3
Two additional 300-level accounting courses6
Total Units15

 

Minor in Banking and Finance

ACCT 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 203 Survey of Accounting
BAFI 355Corporate Finance3
Pick three from:9
Money and Banking
Investments
Financial Modeling, Analysis and Decision Making
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Cases in Finance
Applied Financial Analytics
Total Units15

 

Minor in Business Management

ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 203 Survey of Accounting
Three electives from the following:9
Corporate Finance
Money and Banking
Legal Environment of Management
Entrepreneurial Strategy
Contemporary Business and Communication
Managing Organizations and People I
International Management Institute
Marketing Management
Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach
Operations Research and Supply Chain Management
Total Units15

 

Minor in Economics

ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
Three additional ECON courses9
Total Units15

Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

ACCT 102Management Accounting3
or ACCT 203 Survey of Accounting
MKMR 201Marketing Management3
ENTP 301Entrepreneurial Strategy3
ENTP 310Entrepreneurial Finance - Undergraduate3
ENTP 311Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation3
Total Units15

 

Minor in Marketing

MKMR 201Marketing Management3
Four of the following (including at least two MKMR courses):12
Brand Management
Marketing Value Chain Management
Measuring Marketing Performance
Marketing Analytics
Customer Relationship Management
Selling and Sales Management
Communications Management in a Digital Marketplace
Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Experimental Economics
Entrepreneurial Strategy
Social Psychology
Total Units15

For more information, contact Jim Hurley, assistant dean of undergraduate and integrated study programs, at 216.368.3856.