Hiram College

Accounting & Financial Management Program

Hiram College offers a major and minor in accounting and financial management through the Department of Economics, Management and Accounting.

The program

Accounting and financial management majors will complete 31 semester hours of required core accounting courses, and 16 semester hours of required correlative courses, which includes coursework in macroeconomics, statistics, corporate finance and organizational behavior. In addition to the core, students will successfully complete six or more semester hours of electives, which can be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the department and may focus on a specific career path including:

  1. Preparation for the CPA examination and graduate school
  2. Industry and managerial accounting
  3. Finance

All majors also are required to complete a capstone research project during the senior year. This project creates an opportunity for students to synthesize their knowledge of the principles of accounting and financial management and to critically examine a particular issue.

The accounting and financial management major is designed to develop the student’s problem solving, research, and communication skills in order to reach the following program goals:

  1. Use an interdisciplinary approach in critically analyzing and solving business problems
  2. Be technically competent in GAAP, GAAS, Tax, and IFRS
  3. Effectively use and design financial models to calculate and evaluate financial data
  4. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills
  5. Apply accounting and financial skills to real world experiences through internships or creative classroom learning experiences
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and legal liability as applied to business situations
  7. Locate and extract relevant information to analyze and evaluate accounting guidance to apply to a given situation
  8. Participate fully in a group or individual setting to achieve consensus on a business strategy or issue. The coursework offered also prepares students for the CPA exam

Required Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Senior Capstone

For full descriptions, see the Course Catalog.