Declaration Requirements

To declare a major in Accountancy Honors, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Admission into the Strobel Honors Program
  • Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
  • The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.500
  • A minimum Accountancy (ACC) grade point average of 2.000
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Accountancy (ACC) course or course used toward the Accountancy major
  • Completion of ACC 303 and ACC 304 with minimum grades of C- 

C​ourse Requirements

In addition to ACC 101 and ACC 102, a student majoring in Accountancy Honors is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 40.0 hours:

Strobel Course Sections

The courses listed above must be taken as honors sections by students in the Strobel program. Strobel students take specially designated sections of all ACC classes, including ACC 101 and ACC 102.

Grade Standard

Strobel Honors students will face dismissal from the honors track if they receive a D or F in an honors accounting class or less than a B- in three honors accounting classes. This standard is designed to ensure that the academic excellence that the designation engenders is maintained.

Finance Honors

Strobel Honors students who are also accepted into the Finance Honors Program are not required to take ACC 307 or ACC 309.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (6.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Degree Conferral Requirements

All Accountancy (ACC) courses and any courses used toward the Accountancy major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

ACC 101

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I

Introduction to Accounting I, provides an introduction to financial accounting as the means of recording, storing and summarizing economic events of the business enterprise to meet external reporting needs. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and analysis of financial statements and other financial reports to the public based on the accounting equation, accrual accounting concepts, and data gathering techniques. Topics include corporate accounting for current and long term assets and current liabilities, and the corporate income statement.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 is a prerequisite for this class.

ACC 102

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II

Introduction to Accounting II, a companion and sequel course to Accounting 101, continues to explore basic accounting fundamentals and concepts. The course provides an introduction to managerial accounting and internal reporting. Topics include financial accounting for long-term liabilities, the components of stockholders equity, the statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, job costing for the service sector and cost analysis for decision-making.
Prerequisites:
ACC 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 491

ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR

This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

BLW 201

LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Legal and Ethical Aspects in the Business Environment. Study of the nature and philosophy of law including ethical perspectives and fundamental concepts and legal principles of sales contracts, product liability, business organizations, and employment law including ethical and social responsibilities in the managerial process.
Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing is a prerequisite for this class.

ECO 105

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Principles of Microeconomics. Basic theories of micro (or individual) economic units; the theory of consumer demand, the firm, and distribution; pricing and production in competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic industries.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

ECO 106

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Principles of Macroeconomics. Fundamental theories of macro (or aggregate) economics: supply and demand, national income accounting and analysis, and international trade. Analysis of unemployment, and inflation, and policies designed to combat these and other current problems.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 135

BUSINESS CALCULUS I

Differential calculus of one or more variables with business applications. Formerly BMS 125.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 136

BUSINESS CALCULUS II (FORMERLY BMS 126)

Integral calculus, matrix algebra, and probability theory with business applications. Formerly BMS 126.
Prerequisites:
BMS 125 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 137

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Basic concepts of statistics and applications; data analysis with the use of Excel; theoretical distributions; sampling distributions; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing; problems of sampling; linear regression and correlation. Formerly BMS 142.
Prerequisites:
MAT 136 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.