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Programs of Study
  Certifications

Many graduates want to obtain a professional certification. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate is the best known of these. Effective July 1, 2006, students taking the CPA exam in Virginia will have to meet the 150-hour requirement. However, most states already require students to meet the 150-hour requirement. Students should discuss with their advisor the options that the Department of Accounting has for meeting this requirement.

One option is to enroll in one of the two NSU dual degree programs. A student will be able to pursue degrees in accounting and business (with a concentration in information management or finance). Each program has a 30-semester hour curriculum for the 5th year. The student would receive two diplomas, and both degrees will appear on the student’s permanent academic record. Please see a faculty advisor or the department head for more information.

In addition to the CPA exam, graduates of the program may also take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam and others. Students interested in taking one of these exams are encouraged to talk to an advisor during their junior year to determine the necessary requirements for taking the exam.

    Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

The Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy requires a minimum of 122 hours of undergraduate work. However, after July 1, 2006, the Commonwealth of Virginia will require 150 of education to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. The courses required of all accounting majors are as follows (all carry three credit hours except BAD 450 which carries one credit hour):

Core Courses
 Junior Year
 First SemesterSecond Semester
 ACC 301 – Intermediate Accounting I
 ACC 315 – Federal Income Tax I
 FNC 360 – Corporate Finance
 MGT 365 – Organizational Behavior and Theory
 MKG 366 – Principles of Marketing
 ACC 302 – Intermediate Accounting II
 ACC 413 – Cost Accounting
 BUS 330 – Business Communications
 DSC 376 – Statistics and Quantitative Methods
 ENT 387 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
 Senior Year
 First Semester Second Semester
 ACC 330 – Accounting Systems
 ACC 411 – Intermediate Accounting III
 DSC 476 – Operations Management
 SOC 325 – Society, Business and Internationalism
 Xxx Xxx – Business Core Elective
 ACC 414 – Auditing
 MGT 478 – Strategic Management
 ISM 375 – Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
 Xxx Xxx – Business Core Elective
 Xxx Xxx – Global/Cultural & Language Elective
 Xxx Xxx – Global/Cultural & Language Elective
    Finance Track
Core Courses
  Junior Year
ACC 361 Financial Statement Analysis
BUS 330 Business Communications
DSC 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods
ENT 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
FNC 360 Corporate Finance
FNC 310 Risk Management
FNC 362 Investments
MGT 365 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MKG 366 Principles of Marketing
SOC 325 Society, Business & Internationalism
  Senior Year
DSC 476 Operations Management
FNC 363 Financial Institutions
FNC 395 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning
FNC 488 International Finance
FNC xxx Finance Elective
MGT 478 Strategic Management
ISM 375 Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Business Core Elective
    Information Management Track
Core Courses
  Junior Year
BUS 330 Business Communications
DSC 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods
ENT 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGT 365 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MKG 366 Principles of Marketing
ISM 374 Business Applications in Visual Basic
ISM 375 Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
ISM 390 Business Database Management
SOC 325 Society, Business & Internationalism
  Senior Year
DSC 476 Operations Management
MGT 478 Strategic Management
ISM 372 Business Applications in Visual C++
ISM 410 Information Systems Analysis and Design
ISM 419 Networking
ISM 422 Decision Support & Expert Systems
ISM 499 Senior Project in Information Systems
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Business Core Elective
    Management Track
Core Courses
  Junior Year
BUS 330 Business Communications
DSC 370 Total Quality Management
DSC 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods
ENT 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
FNC 360 Corporate Finance
MGT 365 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MGT 368 Human Resource Management
MKG 366 Principles of Marketing
ISM 375 Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
SOC 325 Society, Business & Internationalism
  Senior Year
DSC 476 Operations Management
MGT 410 Leadership and Diversity in Management
MGT 415 International Management
MGT 420 Organizational Change and Development MGT
478 Strategic Management MGT
Xxx Management Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Business Core Elective
    Marketing Track
Core Courses
  Junior Year
BUS 330 Business Communications
DSC 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods
ENT 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
FNC 360 Corporate Finance
MGT 365 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MKG 366 Principles of Marketing
MKG 367 Customer Identification and Analysis
MKG 411 Salesmanship
ISM 375 Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
SOC 325 Society, Business & Internationalism
  Senior Year
DSC 476 Operations Management MGT
478 Strategic Management MKG
412 Marketing Management
MKG 413 Strategies for Retail Business
MKG 416 International Marketing
MKG 497 Marketing Research Strategies and Opportunities
MKG Xxx Marketing Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Business Core Elective
    Entrepreneurship Track

The Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Marketing requires a minimum of 122 hours of undergraduate work. The courses required in the Entrepreneurship concentration include the following (all carry three credit hours except BAD 450 which carries one credit hour):

Core Courses
  Junior Year
BUS 330 Business Communications
DSC 376 Statistics and Quantitative Methods
ENT 386 New Venture Finance
ENT 387 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
FNC 360 Corporate Finance
MGT 365 Organizational Behavior and Theory
MKG 366 Principles of Marketing
ISM 375 Management Information Systems & E-Commerce
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
  Senior Year
DSC 476 Operations Management
ENT 465 Small Business Management
ENT 476 Franchising
ENT 482 Managing Growing Ventures
ENT 484 Creativity, Innovation and Change Management
ENT 495 International Entrepreneurship
ENT Xxx Entrepreneurship Elective
MGT 478 Strategic Management
Xxx Xxx Global/Cultural & Language Elective
Xxx Xxx Business Core Elective
    Tourism and Hospitality 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management requires a minimum of 120 hours of undergraduate work. The courses required of all Tourism and Hospitality Management majors are as follows:

Programs of Study
 First Year
  FRS 100Freshman Seminar0 HRM 120Sanitation Principles3
  CSC 150Computer Literacy3 BAD 175Introduction to Business3
  ENG 101Communication Skills 13 Math 103Contemporary Mathematics3
  ENG 102Communication Skills II3 PHY 100Physical Science3
  HRM 100Professional Development I3 PHY 100LPhysical Science Lab1
  HRM 115Introduction to Hospitality3 Global/Cultural & Language Elective3
    TOTAL31 cr hrs
 
 Second Year
  BIO 100Biological Science3 HRM 230Hospitality Accounting I3
  HRM 112Principles of Nutrition3 HRM 330Hospitality Accounting II3
  ECN 211Principles of Economics I3 PED 100Fundamentals of Fitness for Life1
  HED 100PPersonal and Community Health2 SCM 285Principles of Speech3
  HRM 200Computers in Hospitality3 Global/Cultural & Language Elective3
    Global/Cultural & Language Elective3
    TOTAL30 cr hrs
 
 Third Year
  HRM 210Front Office Management3
  ASM 330Business Communication3
 Global/Cultural & Language Elective3
  HRM 310Professional Development3
  MGT 365Organization Behavior & Theory3
  MKG 366Principles of Marketing3
  HRM 391Work Experience3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  TOTAL30 cr hrs
 
Fourth Year
  MGT 415International Management3
  HRM 440Hospitality Sales and Marketing3
  HRM 462Human Resource Management3
  HRM 471Hospitality Law3
  HRM 490Senior Project2
  XXX XXXFree Elective3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Elective (from list below)3
  TOTAL29 cr hrs
  Summary of Graduation Requirements
  General Education Requirements40
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Core56
  Tourism and Hospitality Management Electives21
  Non-Major Supplement3
  TOTAL120 cr hrs

Tourism/Hospitality Management Electives Students must choose 7 courses (21 credit hours) from the following 3-credit courses:

HRM 150 Tourism Principles
HRM 381 Facilities Layout and Design
HRM 211 Housekeeping
HRM 400 Restaurant Management
HRM 359/ Commercial Foods/Lab
HRM 401 Club and Resort Management
HRM 240 Introduction to Gaming
HRM 402 Management By Menu  
HRM 242 The Travel Agency
HRM 403 Catering Management
HRM 280 Dining Room and Beverage Management
HRM 441 Restaurant Entrepreneurship
HRM 300 Hospitality Purchasing
HRM 449 International Tourism

HRM 342 The Recreation Industry
HRM 466 Multi-Cultural Management in the Hospitality Industry
HRM 351 Principles of Event Planning and Ma
HRM 481 Hospitality Property Management
HRM 361 Training for the Hospitality Organization
HRM 494 Hospitality Franchising