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Business CPA Preparation-Post Baccalaureate

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

418

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

33 CH

Select one of the following courses:

Business (0030): 284 Business Communications....................................3 CH OR

English (0035): 105 Business Writing.......................................................3 CH

Select one of the following courses:

Business (0030): 214 The Legal and Social Environment of Business....3 CH OR

Philosophy (0043):107 Ethics...................................................................3 CH

Select one of the following courses:

Business (0030): 211 Business Law.........................................................3 CH OR

Business (0030): 212 Business Law II......................................................3 CH

Business
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 204
Computer Applications Intermediate Accounting 1
Utilizes a computer to perform major accounting tasks such as recording entries, posting to ledgers, generation of trial balances and financial statements, as well as special reports, all encountered in Business 205. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in Business 205.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 205
Intermediate Accounting 3
Application of funds, analysis of working capital, investments, inventories, amortization and depreciation, and cost expirations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 182 and concurrent enrollment in Business 204.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 206
Auditing 3
Includes external balance-sheet audits, recent developments in techniques of auditing cash, receivables, inventories, investments, fixed assets, and liabilities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 205 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 207
Intermediate Accounting II 3
Accounting for the rights of creditors and stockholders; principles of fund accounting; statement analysis; special problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 205 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 208
Federal Income Tax 3
Study of the principles of the Internal Revenue Code, practical application of tax rules to the preparation of returns, application of accounting rules to tax matters. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 182 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 211
Business Law I 3
Laws of business transactions, including contracts, agency, employment and partnerships, and study of the Uniform Commercial Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 212
Business Law II 3
Continues study of laws covering corporations, negotiable instruments, sales, real estate, and bailments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 214
The Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
A study of the legal and social environment of business with emphasis on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities. Areas of concentration include governmental regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law, labor law and employment law. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 215
Corporate and Entity Federal Income Tax 3
Study of federal income taxation of business organizations, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), limited liability partnerships (LLP), limited liability limited partnership (LLLP), low-cost limited companies (L3C), and estates. Taxation of partnerships, with emphasis on the tax laws related to the formations, operations, allocations, distributions, liquidations, and sales/exchanges of partnership interests. Federal estates and gift tax laws with emphasis on the preparation of related tax returns. Ethics and research as appropriate to the discipline are integrated in the course.Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINES 208.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 284
Business Communications 3
Study of communication (including motivation, perception, language, distortions, organizations, listening) and its role in the administrative process; patterns of mis-communications (such as by-passing, deception, generalizations, association, labeling) are examined for better understanding of communication process and to improve organizational environment; consideration given to psychological impact of various communications media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
English
ENGLISH 105
Business Writing 3
Fundamentals of basic forms of business correspondence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
Philosophy
PHIL 107
Ethics 3
Introduction to representative ethical systems; approaches to problems of values and conduct. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

3 CH

​Select one of the following Business (0030) courses:

Business
BUSINES 180
Fundamentals Of Accounting 3
This course emphasizes an understanding of basic accounting principles and other business concepts as they apply to the reporting of financial data and other economic events of a business enterprise. Emphasis is on recording, analyzing, and interpreting historical data and showing its effect on the business financially. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 203
Intro Cost Accounting 3
General accounting principles applied to factory operations. Includes methods of finding costs of specific orders, lots and processes, and basis of allocating overhead expenses. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181 OR BUSINESS 182
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 217
Nonprofit Accounting 3
Financial transaction analysis and recording system; budget preparation and control; concepts and principles underlying the financial reports of nonprofit organizations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, and Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in BUSINESS 203 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 218
Advanced Accounting 3
Financial accounting theory for business combinations, presentation of consolidated financial statements, international transactions and investments, fund accounting, foreign exchange and derivatives, investments and partnership accounting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 205 OR BUSINESS 207 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 249
Independent Research 2
Independent Research and analysis on topic chosen with the faculty consent, requires a study plan, a paper of length and specification required by the faculty member. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 250
Computerized Accounting Systems 3
Computerized Accounting focuses on exposing the student to various computerized accounting systems and how these systems accomplish the goals of accounting information system of a business entity. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, or CIS 120 or equivalent, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 299
Special Topics 3
Seminar on a special topic or current issue in one or more business fields. Topic should be listed on the student's permanent academic record. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington

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