Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Accounting (B.S.B.)


Program Requirements

  1. Admission:  Students are admitted as pre-business students until they have completed the specific pre-business requirements needed for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program.  To be admitted to the B.S.B. program applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and will have completed at least 45 credits that apply toward the degree, including the courses listed below. Within this course listing, successful applicants will have (1) a grade of C- or better in each course and (2) a GPA of 2.50 or better within these courses.
  2. Students can choose a minor, if desired.
  3. You must obtain an overall GPA of 2.3 in BUS and ECON courses.
  4. All students in the B.S.B. with a major in Accounting are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Special academic regulations specific to the program.  Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.B. with a major in Accounting; see the Program Description page for Accounting. 
  5. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  6. List of Admission, Major courses and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Courses for Admission


  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • MA 22900 Calculus for the Managerial, Social, and Biological Sciences I 3
  • PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology or SOC 16101 Principles of Sociology 3
  • BUS 10001 Principles of Business Administration 3
  • ENGL 23301 Intermediate Expository Writing 3
  • BUS 20401 Business Communication 3
  • BUS 10000 Intro to College and Business Careers 1
  • BUS 20100 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  • BUS 20101 Computers in Business 3
  • ECON 20101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
  • BUS 20001 Business Degree Seminar 0

Three additional rules apply for admission to the B.S.B. program:

1. No more than 6 credits of these courses may be repeated, and no course may be repeated more than once.

2. Both the original and the repeat grades earned in the above courses will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes courses that you have taken or repeated at PFW and other Purdue campuses.

3. Students must earn a minimum of 300 points in the Passport to Success program, including at least two high impact events, before they can be admitted to any of the majors. Passport to Success is a program required of all business majors that emphasizes participation in activities outside the classroom. Details of the Passport to Success program may be found on the Doermer School of Business website.

Supporting Courses


  • BUS 20001  Business Degree Seminar Cr. 0.
  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • Interdisciplinary Elective (REL 11200 , PACS 20000 , INTL 20000 , or international language) Cr. 3.
  • General Education Capstone Cr 3.
  • Free elective Cr 3.

Business Courses


  • BUS 30100  Financial Management Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30101  Introduction to Marketing Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30102  Operations Management Cr. 3.
  • BUS 30200  Management and Behavior in Organizations Cr. 3
  • BUS 32100  Management of Information Technology Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40000  Business Senior Seminar Cr. 0.
  • BUS 40100  Administrative Policy Cr. 3.
  • BUS 40400  Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications of Business Decisions Cr. 3.
  • BUS 43000  Organizations and Organizational Change Cr. 3.

Accounting Major Requirements: Credits 30


  • BUS 31100  Intermediate Accounting I Cr. 3
  • BUS 31200  Intermediate Accounting II Cr. 3.
  • BUS 31700  Computer-Based Accounting Systems Cr. 3.
  • BUS 32500  Cost Accounting Cr. 3.
  • BUS 32800  Introduction to Taxation Cr. 3.
  • BUS 42400  Auditing & Assurance Services Cr. 3.

Accounting Electives - Choose two of the following:

  • BUS 31800  Fraud Examination I Cr. 3.**
  • BUS 33100  Taxation of Business Entities Cr. 3.*
  • BUS 42200  Advanced Financial Accounting Cr. 3.*
  • BUS 43700  Advanced Management Accounting Cr. 3.**
  • BUS 44100  Special Topics in Assurance Services Cr. 3.*
  • BUS 49000  Independent Study in Accounting Cr. 3.

NOTE: BUS 49000 is a topics course and may be taken more than once, with different topics.  ​

NOTE *:  The faculty recommends that students take the three single asterisked (*) courses if they plan on taking the CPA exam or working in public accounting.  Two of these courses can count as accounting electives. The third course could count as a free elective to reach the total of 120 required hours for the Bachelor of Science in Business degree.

NOTE **:  The faculty recommends that students take the two double asterisked (**) coures if they plan on working in the corporate accounting sector.   These two courses can count as accounting electives.​