General Accounting: Computer and Information Systems Overview
Build your accounting background with a focus on management information systems.
Our program combines a general business background with a focus on management information systems and accounting to prepare students for careers in accounting, auditing, consulting, business analysis and management. Accounting and information systems are important to businesses of all kinds and all sizes.
The B.S. in General Accounting: Computer and Information Systems program will enable you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination, but not the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. However, additional appropriate coursework can be completed to address the necessary CPA Examination requirements.
A B.S. in General Accounting: Computer and Information Systems combines a general business background with a focus on management information systems and accounting to prepare students for careers in accounting, auditing, consulting, business analysis and management.
The Mercy Advantage
Hands-on Experience with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low income citizens (VITA) program
Get real-world experience while still in school by working on various consulting projects
Learn from an executive faculty who are leaders in their fields
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Frequently Asked Questions
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Undergrad accounting programs are offered in the day and evening (and some classes on weekends) at both the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses (with some introductory courses offered in the evening in Manhattan).
It is not necessary. Based on the students area of interest, specialization within the General Accounting degree program allows students to focus on coursework appropriate for Financial Accounting, Taxation or Computer & Information Systems.
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Program Details & Curriculum
Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
*ECON 125, ECON 220, ECON 221, ECON 230, MATH 116 and MATH 120/CISC 120 or CISC 131 are Prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.
Core and Specialization
Business Core: 27 Credits
General Accounting & Specialization: 24 Credits
Open Electives: 9 Credits
Total: 120 Credits
Note: This program is not accepting new students for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.
Students who choose the major concentration in General Accounting with a specialization in Computers and Information Systems must complete:
- ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
- ECON 210 Business Presentations and Personal Branding
- FINC 235 Financial Management
- INBU 250 International Business
- BLAW 240 Business Law I
- MGMT 225 Principles of Management
- MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
- MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing
- ACCT 240 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 241 Intermediate Accounting II
- MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course)
- Any two additional Accounting (ACCT courses except ACCT 380 or ACCT 381, Internship in Accounting I or II).
- ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
- ACCT 410 Accounting Information Systems
and one of the following courses
- CISC 219 Web Design I
- CISC 220 Database Applications
- CISC 257 Computer Network I
Any three courses
The College’s 15-credit residency requirement in the major of General Accounting with a Specialization in Computers and Information Systems must be met with 12 credits in Accounting (ACCT) courses numbered 240 or higher, excluding ACCT 380 and ACCT 381 and MGMT 460 Strategic Management (cc) (senior-level course).
The major in General Accounting with a Specialization in Computers and Information Systems meets the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination. The major in General Accounting with a Specialization in Computers and Information Systems does not meet the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the business core curriculum
- Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business and accounting
- Use accounting tools and integrate business and accounting information to make strategic economic and managerial decisions
- Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate accounting information
- Demonstrate knowledge of core computer information systems concepts and their application to both accounting and business
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