Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2022-2023 catalog year. 

Those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2022-2023 academic year will follow the Degree Requirements outlined in your catalog of record.

Major Requirements

Students may only double major in two disciplines from the Scarborough School of Business & Communication with permission from the program faculty. Students must develop a proposal to outline how they will achieve breadth of knowledge in the two disciplines chosen. 

Core Courses
ACCT 22500FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING:CA4
ACCT 22600MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 24000PROF RESPONSIBILITIES:ES3
ACCT 30900FEDERAL TAXATION ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 31910AUDITING4
ACCT 34000ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
ACCT 35100INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 35200INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II4
ACCT 44100ADVANCED ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 48000SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Hours37

Students must have a C- or better in the core courses, except for ACCT 48000 SENIOR CAPSTONE, and must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the major. Additional correlative requirements are as follows:

Required Correlative Courses
ECON 20100PRIN OF MICROECONOMICS:MM4
or ECON 20200 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
MGMT 11800ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR:CA4
MGMT 30200CORPORATE FINANCE4
MATH 10800STATISTICS:MM4
Total Hours16
Accounting and Financial Management Electives:
Select two or more courses (a total of 6 hours) in consultation with an advisor.6
More frequently offered electives include:
COST MANAGEMENT (1,2)
FIN STATEMENT ANALYSIS/VALUATN (3)
FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING (1,2,3)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (2)
STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT I (2)
BUSINESS LAW I (1)
Total Hours6

To complete the major, a minimum of 6 credit hours of accounting and financial management electives must be completed (all 6 hours must be completed through Hiram College). Students may only count one pass/fail course toward their elective hours, and at least 3 credit hours of coursework must be at the 30000-level. Additional electives may be added to the curriculum, and internships performed for academic credit can also count towards the 6 credit hours needed. Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor in the program and may focus on a specific career path including

  1. preparation for the CPA examination, graduate school, and/or a public accounting career,
  2. industry and managerial accounting, and
  3. finance.

Recent graduates in accounting and financial management have found employment in top tier and regional public accounting firms, in governmental and non-profit organizations and in a number of public and private institutions as financial analysts, financial planners, auditors, cost accountants and tax accountants. Many of our students have also continued their studies in Master of Accountancy programs to prepare to become Certified Public Accountants. Hiram’s accounting program has cooperative agreements with Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Northern University, Bowling Green State University, and Baldwin Wallace University to accept qualified Hiram accounting major graduates into their Master of Accountancy programs.

Pathway

Must maintain minimum Major GPA of 2.00

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
ACCT 22500
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING:CA
or ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR:CA
4
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
MATH 10800 STATISTICS:MM 4
MGMT 11800
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR:CA
or FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING:CA
4
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
ACCT 22600 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
ACCT 35100 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 4
ECON 20200
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
or PRIN OF MICROECONOMICS:MM
4
MATH 10800 STATISTICS:MM (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
ACCT 34000
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
or PROF RESPONSIBILITIES:ES
3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
ACCT 35200 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 4
MGMT 30200 CORPORATE FINANCE (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
ACCT 30900 FEDERAL TAXATION ACCOUNTING (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Accounting Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
ACCT 31910 AUDITING (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
ACCT 44100 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING (or elective) 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
ACCT 34000
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
or PROF RESPONSIBILITIES:ES
3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
ACCT 30900 FEDERAL TAXATION ACCOUNTING (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
ACCT 3XXXXAccounting Elective or Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
ACCT XXXXXAccounting Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
MGMT 30200 CORPORATE FINANCE (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
ACCT 31910 AUDITING (or Hiram Core Requirement) 4
ACCT 44100 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING (or Elective) 4
 Hours16
Fall 3 Week
Elective or other requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
ACCT 48000 SENIOR CAPSTONE 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Elective or Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective or Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours124-128