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General Accounting: Computer and Information Systems Overview

Build your accounting background with a focus on management information systems.

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. Accounting and information systems are important to businesses of all kinds and all sizes.

Managing a company's computer information systems.

Career Opportunities

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.

What You'll Get

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Where and when are classes offered?

Daytime, Dobbs Ferry Campus. If you’re a working student, night classes are conveniently offered at our Bronx Campus.

Should I select a specialization within the General Accounting degree?

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.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

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.

School of Business students working on a project in Manhattan.

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Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
ECON 125, 210, 220, 221, 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Core: 24Credits
General Accounting & Specialization: 24 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.

 

Business Core

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
  • 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

 

Specialization*

  • 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

Open Electives

Any four courses

*The College's 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration 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 Management (MGMT) 460 (senior level course).

The major concentration 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 concentration 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.

General Accounting *

  • 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.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the business core curriculum
  2. Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business and accounting
  3. Use accounting tools and integrate business and accounting information to make strategic economic and managerial decisions
  4. Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate accounting information
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of core computer information systems concepts and their application to both accounting and business