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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Accounting - Information Systems Auditing - BBA

The Instructional Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting - Information Systems Auditing program follows the required model curriculum for the Information Systems Auditing Exam. The curriculum has been designed to include the components of IS that are required to make students marketable with entry-level skills and capability for the profession, and include the seven major content areas of the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam.

The bachelor degree program does not replace the associate degree program in accounting; rather, it builds on that program. Students may enter as freshmen or apply for transfer into the program after earning an associate degree, provided they meet the entry performance qualifications. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for professional and managerial advancement.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:


After initial screening, an on-campus interview with division faculty and a representative from the Admissions Office is highly recommended.

Transfer Students



SUNY Curriculum Code:  2243

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 121

Credit Hour Breakdown  
General Accounting and Management Core 46
Information Technology Core 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences Core 30
Restricted Electives1 3
Unrestricted Electives 12
Total 121

Major Courses Required - 76 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 115 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 125 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 210 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 220 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 400 Auditing 3
ACCT 410 Information Systems, Auditing & Controls 3
BUSI 105 Orientation to Business 1
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
BUSI 200 Management I 3
BUSI 210  Business Law  I 3
BUSI 215  Business Law  II 3
BUSI 310 Strategic Management  3
BUSI 343 Individual Behavior in Organization 3
BUSI 345 Risk Management 3
BUSI 370 Financial Management 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CITA 120 Computer Concepts and Operating Systems 3
CITA 130 Introduction to Database Systems  3
CITA 140 Introduction to Programming 3
CITA 150 Introduction to Information Technology  3
CITA 200 Data Communications and Networking 3
CITA 320 Network Administration  3
CITA 325 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CITA 405 Project Management 3
CITA 475 Management of Information Technology  3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 30 credit hours

Course No. Course                                                       Cr. Hrs.
ECON ___ Introductory Macroeconmics or Introductory Microeconomics 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 2 3
ENGL 310 Technical Writing  3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
MATH ___ Mathematics Elective 3
  American History from GE 4 3
  Arts/Humanities Elective from GE 7 or GE 8 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective with LASC attribute 3
  Other World Civilizations Elective from GE 6 or Foreign Language Elective from GE 9 3
  Science Elective from GE 2 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement1 - 3 credit hours of Upper-Division courses

Unrestricted Electives - 12 credit hours consisting of 6 credit hours of Lower-Division courses and 6 credit hours of Upper-Division courses


1 Restricted electives include courses with an ACCT, BUSI, or CITA prefix (by advisement).

2 English is by placement according to competency.


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the B.B.A. in Accounting - Information Systems Auditing program should be able to:

1. Demonstrate proficiency in the major content areas of the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam:



2. Demonstrate proficiency in technical accounting concepts and practices, including the preparation and analysis of financial statements.


3.  Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and computational techniques, as well as technological and problem-solving skills.


5.  Exhibit a thorough knowledge of management theory, concept, and practice, with particular application to IT.


6.  Demonstrate specific knowledge of IT-related areas, including: computer concepts, application software, database systems, networks, and telecommunications.


7.  Demonstrate knowledge of IS development, operations, organizational considerations, and project management techniques.


8.  Students will: produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.


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Last Updated: 3/18/13