Major Requirements Furman University

The department offers majors in business administration and accounting. Except for required courses that are identical, courses used to satisfy one of these majors may not be used to satisfy the other.

Business Administration Major

To graduate with a major in business administration, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements, excluding MTH-141 or 150.

Business Block: During the sophomore year, students apply to register four core business courses integrated into a single block to be completed in either fall or spring semester of their junior year. The four block courses include:

  • ACC-301 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUS-321 Marketing Strategy
  • BUS-331 Operations and Technology Management
  • BUS-341 Introduction to Corporate Finance

These four prerequisite courses must all be successfully completed prior to placement into the block:

  • ACC-111 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECN-111 Introduction to Economics
  • ECN-225 Statistics for Economics and Business
  • MTH-145 Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences or
  • MTH-150 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

A major must also include:

  • BUS-450 Strategic Management
  • at least four more courses numbered 230 or greater in ACC, BUS (excluding 503) or ECN (excluding 503)

Accounting Major

To graduate with a major in accounting, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements, excluding MTH-141 or 150.

A major must include:

  • ACC-111, 311, 312, 320, 330, 340, 350, and 370,
  • BUS-340,
  • ECN-111 and 225,
  • MTH-145 or 150
  • at least one or more course numbered 230 or greater in ACC, BUS (excluding 503), or ECN (excluding 503).

Most states require Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidates to complete 150 credits of undergraduate or graduate course work, including specified study in business and accounting. Students interested in becoming a CPA should consult a faculty member in accounting to design a program of study.


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