2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAcc)

Total Credits Required for the BSAcc: 186

Common Curriculum
First-Year Seminar4
Writing and Rhetoric8
Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4
Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture8
Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Phyisical World12
Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture8
Advanced Seminar4
Additional Non-Business Requirements
ECON 1020Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics I: History and Theories 14
MATH 1200Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 24
or MATH 1951 Calculus I
International Component approved by the student's major advisor
Business Core Requirements
BUS 1000Gateway to Business4
INFO 1010Analytics I: Data Management and Analysis4
INFO 1020Analytics II: Business Statistics and Analysis4
MGMT 2100Leading High Performance Organizations4
MKTG 2800Introduction to Marketing4
LGST 2000Foundations of Business Law4
INFO 2020Analytics III: Business Modeling and Analysis4
ACTG 2200Introduction to Financial Reporting4
ACTG 2300Accounting for Decision Making4
FIN 2800Financial Decision Making4
BUS 3000Strategic Business Communications 4
MGMT 3000 Business Policy and Strategy4
BUS 3800 Pioneering Business for the Public Good4
Additional Degree Requirements
ITEC 3155Database for Financial Applications4
BUS 3500Business Communications I1
Major Requirements
See department page for major requirements.43
A minor is not required for the degree but may be completed if desired.
Remaining credits of student's choice.26-36
Total Credits186

this course may be used to fulfill a portion of the Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement


either of these courses may be used to complete the Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World requirement

Upper Division Requirement

  • Of the total credits required for the degree, at least 75 must be upper-division courses at the 2000- or 3000-level.

General Policies

  • At least 50 percent of required business courses for the degree must be completed at the University of Denver.
  • Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall, in all business courses and in the major.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of "C-" in their additional non-­business and business core requirements.

Residence Requirement

  • The last 45 credits earned prior to granting a degree must be completed at the University of Denver apart from approved study abroad participation.

Student International Experience Requirement

Business students must be prepared to interact with persons from other cultures and to manage in circumstances where business practices and social conventions are different from the student’s native country. To meet this requirement, all students entering DU fall 2006 or thereafter must fulfill an international experience before they can graduate as a business major.

The preference is for a student to study abroad through the Cherrington Global Scholars program, but students may meet this requirement by completing any DU-approved study abroad program (HPM majors must study abroad). If travel is not possible, a student can satisfy this require­ment by taking one of the following courses:

ACTG 3284Consolidated Financial Statement2
ACTG 3285Accounting for Foreign Operations2
FIN 3410Multinational Financial Management4
MGMT 2420Global Management4
MKTG 3630International Marketing4
REAL 3140Global Perspectives in Real Estate4
INTS 1500Contemporary Issues in the Global Economy4
INTS 2370Globalization and the Knowledge Economy4
ECON 2610International Economics4
ECON 3610International Trade Theory & Policy4

Secondary Admission 

Applicants who wish to pursue an undergraduate business major at Daniels must first apply to, and be accepted by, the University of Denver. The application to the university serves as the Daniels College of Business application, for students who indicate business as the intended major on the application to DU. Qualified students will be considered for direct admission to Daniels when accepted to the University of Denver. Applicants not directly admitted through the DU application process apply to Daniels via the secondary admission process, as an enrolled student, upon successful completion of pre-requisite coursework.

The Daniels secondary admission process supports academic quality, small and engaged classes, and strong student-faculty connections. Most students apply in their second year by submitting an application, resume and cover letter. Application cycles are offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. A holistic assessment of each applicant is conducted by evaluating students’ academic performance and career readiness components. Involvement within the Daniels College of Business is important as it shows a genuine interest in a business major, knowledge of expectations within the major, and wanting to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. Students working through secondary admission take the same preliminary business courses as directly admitted students. 

There are three possible admission routes into Daniels:

  1. Direct admission upon application to the University of Denver, based on indication of business interest on application and eligibility for university merit scholarships. Transfer students are evaluated on GPA, transfer coursework, and work experience.
  2. Fast track admission upon completing two quarters as a full-time student at DU with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher, including successful completion of MATH 1200 or 1951.
  3. Secondary admission upon completion of DCB checkpoint 1 and the following classes: FSEM, WRIT 1122, WRIT 1133, MATH 1200/1951, BUS 1000, INFO 1010, INFO 1020, and ECON 1020. This sample quarter-by-quarter course plan outlines a recommended path for completing the courses required to apply for secondary admission. During fall, winter, and spring application cycles students submit their resume and cover letter for consideration. A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA is required to apply. Completion of these requirements does not guarantee admission

Please refer to the Daniels website (http://daniels.du.edu) for specific information related to the admission process and requirements. Students needing special accommodations should contact University Disability Services at dsp@du.edu, 303-­871-­3939 or www.du.edu/studentlife/disability.

Degree Checkpoint and Requirements

Students pursuing BSBA and BSACC degrees must meet Daniels Degree Checkpoints (known as DCB 1 and DCB 2) as part of their programs of study and graduation requirements.  These checkpoints serve as collective prerequisites to ensure students have mastered important foundational content and can demonstrate minimum levels of knowledge and skills proficiency to excel in subsequent coursework. Checkpoint requirements include Microsoft Office Certification for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; specific Daniels and DU coursework, and two assessment to show mastery of course content in courses within the business core.  Checkpoints must be closely followed to progress in the business curriculum and to stay on track for graduation. Students may not enroll in courses in the next Checkpoint until they have met all requirements in the prior Checkpoint.

Please note that academic progress and academic advising are the responsibility of the student. To create a plan for positive academic progress, students need to regularly consult with a Daniels academic advisor and become familiar with the appropriate degree plan for their program of study. 

Degree Checkpoint 1

(all must be satisfactorily completed to move to degree checkpoint 2)

45 credits completed, resume, cover letter, major-specific workshop, Career Services Workshops 1 and 2, and the following courses:

FSEM 1111First Year Seminar4
WRIT 1122Rhetoric and Academic Writing4
WRIT 1133Writing and Research4
MATH 1200Calculus for Business and Social Sciences4
or MATH 1951 Calculus I
INFO 1010Analytics I: Data Management and Analysis 14
INFO 1020Analytics II: Business Statistics and Analysis 14
ECON 1020Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics I: History and Theories4
ECON 1030Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics II: Theories and Policies4
BUS 1000Gateway to Business4
LGST 2000Foundations of Business Law4

MOS (Microsoft Office) certification is embedded in INFO 1010 and INFO 1020. Students transferring in credits toward INFO 1010 and/or INFO 1020 must meet MOS separately.

Degree Checkpoint 2

­90 credits completed, foreign language requirement, mock interview, LinkedIn profile, attend career Fair, Career Services Workshops 3 and 4, and the following courses:

ACTG 2200Introduction to Financial Reporting4
ACTG 2300Accounting for Decision Making4
FIN 2800Financial Decision Making4
MKTG 2800Introduction to Marketing4
MGMT 2100Leading High Performance Organizations4

 Note: Students may take up to 8 credits in their major between checkpoint 1 and checkpoint 2.

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