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Undergraduate Catalog 2013

Administrative and Managerial Sciences

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Lecturer and Accounting Program Coordinator

Jeanne St. Martin

Courses in this program are listed under ECON and ECAC.

The Preprofessional Studies in Accounting certificate, the Finance certificate and the Information Systems Auditing certificate are described below:

Students may work toward certificates in:

Preprofessional Studies in Accounting

Finance

Auditing for Information Systems

This certificate program is designed to supplement a liberal arts or science major; certificates must be earned concurrent with an undergraduate major. Each certificate requires completion of a core curriculum and additional courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses. At least 30 credits must be taken at UMBC. The finance certificate may not be earned by students earning the financial economics degree.

Academic Advising

Students should consult an advisor in their major for graduation requirements. Advising on accounting, finance and AIS certificates is available through the director of accounting in the economics department.

Certificate in Finance (46 Credits)

A. Core Curriculum (15 credits)

  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 121 Principles of Accounting I
  • ECON 122 Principles of Accounting II
  • ENGL 391 Intermediate Expos
    OR
  • ENGL 393 Technical Writing
  • ECON 122 Principles of Accounting II

B. Skills Courses (19 credits)

  • ECON 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECON 311 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 374 Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • STAT 351 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics
    OR
  • STAT 355 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers

One of the following:

  • ECON 320 Elements of Quantitative Methods for Management
    OR
  • ECON 421 Introduction to Econometrics
    OR
  • ECON 325 Introduction to Management Science
    OR
  • MATH 381 Linear Methods in Operations Research
    OR
  • STAT 454 Applied Statistics
  • IS 101 or IS 295*
    *Note: if you have any experience with Microsoft Excel, take IS 295.

C. Finance Concentration: Four of the following courses (12 credits)

  • ECON 302 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECON 423 Economic Forecasting
  • ECON 471 Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 474 Cases in Corporate Finance
  • ECON 475 Financial Investment Analysis
  • ECON 476 Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • ECON 477 Analysis of Derivatives
  • ECON 478 Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • ECON 482 International Finance
    Note: ECON 410 courses noted as being an elective for the FIEC major may also be included as one of these four courses.

Note: HAPP majors may use HAPP 498 for one of the four courses.

Note: Financial economics majors may not also earn the finance certificate.

Preprofessional Studies in Accounting (54 Credits)

This program is designed to fulfill coursework entry requirements of a graduate program in accounting or taxation. The curriculum and additional courses taken to 150 credits will allow the student to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland. Students who choose not to pursue the CPA exam immediately will have fulfilled the requirements to take exams for the Certified Management Accountant designation.

Certificate in Accounting (54 Credits)

A. Accounting Courses (27 credits)

  • ECON 121 Principles of Accounting I
  • ECON 122 Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECAC 321 Auditing Theory and Practice
  • ECAC 329 Cost Accounting
  • ECAC 330 Taxation
  • ECAC 401 Advanced Accounting

One elective from the following:

  • ECAC 317 Accounting Information Systems
  • ECAC 351 Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ECAC 420 Information Systems Auditing

B. Business Related Courses (24 credits)

  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 374 Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • STAT 351 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics
    OR
  • STAT 355 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • MGMT 210 The Practice of Management
    OR
  • MGMT 489 Seminar in Management and Administration
  • MGMT 360 Business Law

One elective from the following:

  • ECON 320 Elements of Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 408 Managerial Economics
  • ECON 471 Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 482 International Finance
  • MGMT 425 Marketing
  • MGMT 489 Seminar in Management and Administration (if not used above)
  • IS 325 Management Science
  • TRANS- Business Communications (if transferred in)

C. One Ethics Course (3 credits)

  • MGMT 385 Business Ethics and Society
    OR
  • PHIL 399B Business Ethics
    OR
  • PHIL 350 Ethical Theory

Auditing for Information Systems (27 Credits)

The objective of this program is to prepare the student for entry positions in the IT audit field and for certification as an information systems auditor. While open to all majors, the target audience is the BTA or IS major who is interested in the accounting and auditing field, and the ECON or FIEC major who is completing the accounting certificate. The interdisciplinary combination of information technology knowledge and accounting and auditing skills will provide the student a competitive advantage in this growing field upon their graduation.

Note: This is an upper-division certificate. Prerequisites to the courses listed will be required.

  • IS 300 Management of Information Systems
  • IS 350 Business Communication Systems
  • IS 430 Information Systems and Security
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • IS/ECAC 317 Accounting Information Systems
  • ECAC 321 Auditing Theory and Practice
  • IS474 or MGMT 360 Legal Aspects of Information Systems or Business Law
  • IS 304 or MGMT 385 Ethical Issues in Information Systems or Business Ethics
  • IS417/ECAC 420 Information Systems Auditing