If you're thinking about pursuing a major in the Department of Business and Accounting, you're not alone. The department is one of the largest at Furman and, with majors in both accounting and business administration, has a strong record of preparing it's graduates for advanced study or careers in business. As a business or accounting major, you will study an array of complex issues from the modern business world, but your education will be grounded in the liberal arts. You can also expand your knowledge through study abroad programs, meetings with visiting business leaders, and internships. A carefully designed curriculum which combines classes from the business and accounting, economics, computer science and mathematics departments help to ensure that business and accounting majors are receiving a well-integrated, comprehensive education.
As a business major, your courses are concentrated in economics, statistics, management, marketing, operations, and finance. Business majors may also elect courses in business law, entrepreneurship, human resource management, investments, market research, integrated marketing communications, and information systems. The diverse course of study prepares Furman graduates for success, whether they choose to enter directly into the private sector or to pursue advanced business education. Click here for course requirements and additional information.
Accounting majors study financial, managerial, and cost accounting, as well as auditing, federal income taxation, and information systems. Additionally, students take courses from the business, economics, computer science and mathematics departments. This diverse program of study prepares Furman graduates for success, whether they choose to pursue a career as a CPA, go on to graduate study, or seek employment in the private sector. Click here for course requirements and additional information.
To graduate with either of these majors, a student must have a 2.0 grade-point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements (MTH 11/11S are not included in the GPA calculation). This 2.0 requirement is strictly enforced. Click here for complete course listings and descriptions.
As an Business Administration or Accounting major, you'll have access to all the resources of Furman's 38,000 square foot Herman N. Hipp Hall. The first building in South Carolina to become LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Hipp Hall features state-of the art projection systems, as well as DVD and CD-ROM capabilities and Internet access in each classroom. The building is also equipped for wireless internet access and the computer lab features software such as Stata and EViews for statistical analysis, various packages for financial and market analysis, as well as Microsoft Office programs. In addition, Hipp Hall contains a number of team rooms that are used by students for studying and project work.