Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

About Accountancy

If you’re considering a career in public or private accounting, Barton’s accountancy major is designed for you. Here, you’ll master accounting and business principles through individualized instruction, one-on-one help sessions, and group-learning activities. At the same time, you’ll have the added benefit of Barton’s liberal arts focus, which emphasizes reading, writing, and critical thinking. This means that at Barton you’ll get both a broad education and the specialized knowledge that employers find especially attractive.

Course Information

As an accountancy major, you’ll take a sequence of courses in intermediate-level financial accountancy that encompasses the theory and application of professional standards for business. Other courses round out your education by showing you how accounting relates to economics, marketing, management, and finance.

Technical Core
  • ACC 101 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 102 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 215 – Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS 210 – Business Statistics
  • BUS 250 – Business Communication
  • ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FIN 330 – Managerial Finance
  • MGT 301 – Principles of Management
  • ACC 350 – Accounting Information Systems
  • MKT 301 – Principles of Marketing
  • ACC 320 – Cost Accounting
  • BUS 370 – Internship Experience
  • BUS 490 – Business Policy and Strategy

Prescribed Electives
  • ACC 210 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 220 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 410 – Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 420 – Auditing
  • ACC 430 – Federal Income Taxation – Individual
  • ACC 440 – Federal Income Taxation – Corporate/Partnership

NOTE: Courses listed in bold count toward the CPA requirements.

The School of Business

The School of Business faculty offer a level of personal attention unsurpassed by other business programs. Many members of the faculty have work experience in their field of expertise and are active in professional organizations on both a regional and national basis. Using teaching techniques that involve simulations, experiments, working as a team, and off-campus learning, your professors will engage you in the material in innovative ways and help you apply it to concrete issues in business.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The School of Business grants a variety of endowed scholarships to majors in the Business School during their junior and senior years. These scholarships are given to students who excel in the classroom and are active on campus. Some of these scholarships include:

  • The Andrews Scholarship Fund, awarded by the business faculty to students demonstrating superior scholarship, leadership in club activities, service, and future promise in their chosen major.
  • The Gretchen B. Boyette Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students with financial need who are pursuing a major in the School of Business.
  • The Gary F. Singleton Scholarship, awarded to business students on the basis of character, ability, scholarship, leadership, and need.
  • The Larry W. Staley Memorial Scholarship, given to handicapped students and business students with financial need.
  • The C. Buren Williford Family Scholarship, awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in the School of Business.