Academic Departments and Programs

Business and Accounting

If you're looking to develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to successfully operate in an international, rapidly changing and technology-driven business world, studying business or accounting at The College of Idaho is the right place for you. Our students receive individual advising from their professors, and international business studies are integrated into virtually every business course, preparing you leadership in a global business environment.

Why study Business and Accounting at The College of Idaho?

The C of I's business and accounting majors integrate study of the liberal arts and business skills -- a combination that will enable you to become a skilled problem-solver, effective communicator and thoughtful, ethical leader -- exactly the type of person that organizations are looking for.

In addition to core courses emphasizing organizational leadership, ethics, and essential business functions, College of Idaho business majors may choose a concentration with additional courses in finance, marketing or accounting. The C of I's accounting major is designed for students with a particular interest in accounting as a career. Business and accounting students also have opportunities to study and work internationally or participate in internships.

The College of Idaho also offers a business minor and an interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies. The business minor offers all C of I students the opportunity to complement their other studies by gaining a fundamental understanding of business management and decision making.

Career Opportunities for C of I Business and Accounting Students

Your education in business, accounting, or leadership studies at the C of I will prepare you for success wherever you go - whether you choose to work at a corporation, nonprofit organization, or government agency. A business education also is excellent preparation for anyone interested in starting their own business, whether it's an accounting firm or an art gallery.

Majors

Accounting 150 Hours Major

54 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

 

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

Accounting Courses

ACC-221

Financial Accounting

3

ACC-222

Managerial Accounting

3

ACC-318

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC-320

Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC-423

Auditing

3

ACC-424

Tax Accounting I

3

Complete 2 upper level electives in related Accounting topics, which may include the following (or, others with Departmental approval):

ACC-323

Electronic Accounting Analysis

3

ACC-425

Tax Accounting II

3

ACC-427

Cost Accounting

3

Business Courses

BUS-100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS-150

Business Computer Applications

3

BUS-270

Principles of Economics

3

BUS-325

Principles of Management

3

BUS-330

Principles of Finance

3

BUS-350

Management Science

3

BUS-360

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS-391

Legal Environment

3

BUS-497

Internship*

3

Capstone

BUS-499

Business and Accounting Capstone

3

Notes

It is expected that students would take five years to complete the Accounting (150 Hours) program.  Students choosing this major must complete at least 150 credit hours to graduate, including 74 credits outside of the Business and Accounting Department. 

Students may not earn both the Business Administration Major and the Accounting (150 Hours) Major.

*In exceptional cases, BUS-494 Independent Study may be substituted for BUS-497 Internship (with department permission).

Business Administration Major

46 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

Accounting Courses

ACC-221

Financial Accounting

3

ACC-222

Managerial Accounting

3

Business Courses

BUS-100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS-150

Business Computer Applications

3

BUS-270

Principles of Economics

3

BUS-325

Principles of Management

3

BUS-330

Principles of Finance

3

BUS-350

Management Science

3

BUS-360

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS-391

Legal Environment

3

BUS-497

Internship

3

BUS-499

Business and Accounting Capstone

3

Complete 1 course from the following:

BUS-200

Small Business Management

3

BUS-340

International Business

3

BUS-453

Principles of Production and Operations Management

3

BUS-483

Project Management

3

Notes

Students may not earn both the Business Administration Major and the Accounting (150 Hours) Major.

*In exceptional cases, BUS-494 Independent Study may be substituted for BUS-497 Internship (with department permission).

CONCENTRATIONS

The Business Major is intended to help build and integrate the liberal arts and business competencies students need to succeed in twenty-first century organizations. In addition to the core courses emphasizing organizational leadership, ethics, and core business functions, students may choose a concentration consisting of additional courses in finance, marketing, or accounting. The content of each concentration is listed below.

ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION
12 credits (Total does not include Business Administration Major requirements)
Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES

Complete Business Administration Major requirements

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

ACC-318

Intermediate Accounting I

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ACC-320

Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC-323

Electronic Accounting Analysis

3

ACC-423

Auditing

3

ACC-424

Tax Accounting I

3

ACC-425

Tax Accounting II

3

ACC-427

Cost Accounting

3

 

FINANCE CONCENTRATION
12 credits (Total does not include Business Administration Major requirements)
Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES

Complete Business Administration Major requirements

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

ACC-318 or
ACC-427

Intermediate Accounting I or
Cost Accounting

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

BUS-332

Financial Institutions

3

BUS-430

Advanced Financial Management

3

BUS-432

Investment Theory and Practice

3

BUS-438

Financial Problems

3

BUS-444

International Finance

3

 

MARKETING CONCENTRATION
12 credits (Total does not include Business Administration Major requirements)
Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES

Complete Business Administration Major requirements

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

BUS-469

Marketing Strategy

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ART-130

Introduction to Design

3

JOURN-200 or
JOURN-201

Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print or
Principles and Practices of Journalism: Visual

3

BUS-366

Marketing Communication

3

BUS-461

Marketing Research

3

BUS-466

Consumer Behavior

3

 

SELF-DESIGNED CONCENTRATION

Self-designed concentrations may be arranged with prior approval of the student's advisor and the Director of Business and Accounting. Business faculty work with faculty from other departments to help students design such concentrations based on each student's special interests and talents.

Notes

All self-designed concentrations must be planned well in advance (by the end of the student's sophomore year).

Minors

The Business Minor offers students majoring in other disciplines an opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of business in order to advance their career interests and qualify for employment in business or other organizations.

Business Minor

18 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

BUS-100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS-150

Business Computer Applications

3

BUS-270 or
POE-263

Principles of Economics or
Introduction to Political Economy

3

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ACC-221

Financial Accounting

3

ACC-222

Managerial Accounting

3

BUS-200

Small Business Management

3

BUS-325

Principles of Management

3

BUS-330

Principles of Finance

3

BUS-340

International Business

3

BUS-360

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS-483

Project Management

3

BUS/ACC

Other upper division business and accounting (300-400 level) courses if approved by department director

3

Associated Minors