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 37 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

As part of the core major requirements, all students will also complete a senior capstone experience, which is an opportunity for students to synthesize and apply their knowledge of all the different aspects of accounting and financial management through unique case studies and research management.

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, and Tax
  3. Effectively use and design financial models to calculate and evaluate financial data and/or business processes
  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 as applied to business situations
  7. Locate and extract relevant information from reputable resources to analyze and evaluate accounting guidance and/or a given business situation
  8. Participate fully in a group to achieve consensus on a business strategy or issue.

Required Courses

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

For full descriptions, see the Course Catalog.