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The Accounting Information Systems major combines accounting and information technology to meet the technology demands of all sectors of business. AIS majors will find employment opportunities as information specialists in accounting firms, industry, government and nonprofit entities.

The Department of Accounting, with the Council on Accountancy, helps accounting information systems majors who have completed their junior year to find employment during the summer months in public accounting firms, industrial firms, financial institutions and the government sector. This program is intended to provide eligible students with an opportunity to apply their academic preparation to the realities of the business world. No academic credit is granted for this program.

Accounting Scholarships

The Department of Accounting awards scholarships to qualified accounting information systems majors over and above financial aid and other scholarships made available through the Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are granted on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated need with preference given to the students in their fifth year.

Degree Program

A Four-Year Undergraduate Program leading to the degree of B.S. in Accounting Information Systems. 
Graduates of this program are eligible for a number of certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Flexibility

In order to provide flexibility in making the decision, all undergraduate accounting and accounting information systems majors follow the same curriculum in the first five semesters of study. Students choosing to major in accounting information systems start taking a different course of study in their junior year, while students in the other programs will start taking different courses of study in the senior year.

Undergraduate Program Admission

Admission to the undergraduate accounting programs is predicated upon admission to the Richard J. Wehle School of business. The maintenance of an overall G.P.A. of 2.00 at the end of the sophomore year is required for enrollment in the junior year. Transfer students are required to have achieved an overall G.P.A. of 2.00 at all previous institutions attended.

Common Business and Liberal Arts Courses

Core Curriculum: 
Go to the Core Curriculum requirements. All students complete these requirements as part of their overall Canisius education.

Common body of business knowledge:      
Mat 105 Finite Mathematics   3 credits
AND    
MAT 106 Calculus for the Non-Sciences   3 credits
OR    
MAT 111 Calculus I   3 credits
OR    
MAT 115 Calculus for Business I   3 credits
Arts and Sciences Electives   3 credits
ENG 389 Business Communications   3 credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I   3 credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II   3 credits
ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics   3 credits
ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics   3 credits
ECO 255 Business Statistics I    3 credits
ECO 256 Business Statistics II   3 credits
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   3 credits
ISB 101 Management Technology   3 credits
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   3 credits
MGT 325 Operations Analysis for Business   3 credits
MGT 446 Managerial Policy Strategy   3 credits
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   3 credits
Business International Requirement   6 credits

Requirements for Graduation

To qualify for graduation with a B.S. degree in Accounting Information Systems, a candidate must complete all the graduation requirements outlined in this catalog and must have a cumulative average of 2.0 in all accounting information systems courses taken at Canisius College.


120 hours - B.S. in Accounting Information Systems  

Course Requirements:

In addition to the common liberal arts and business courses, students in this program will take:

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I   3 credits
ACC 303 Cost Accounting   3 credits
ACC 307 Management and Accounting Information Systems   3 credits
ACC 331 E-Business   3 credits
ACC 340 Database Management   3 credits
ACC 426 Information Systems Auditing   3 credits
ACC 452 Enterprise Systems   3 credits
MGT 370 Managerial Environment   3 credits
Free Electives   6-9 credits

Total 120-121 credits

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Typical Schedule

Fall     Spring  
Freshman Year        
FYS 101
MAT 105 or
MAT 111 or MAT 115
ECO 101 Field of
Knowledge Social Science
ISB 101
Business International Requirement
3 credits
3 or 4 credits

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
  ENG 101
RST 101 
MAT 106 or Elective
ECO 102
Business International Requirement
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Total 15 or 16 credits     Total 15 credits 
         
Sophomore Year        
MGT 101
ACC 211
ECO 255 Field of
 Knowledge (Math)
MKT 201
Field of Knowledge
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
  PHI 101
ACC 212
ECO 256
ACC 307
Field of Knowledge
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Total 15 credits   Total 15 credits
         
Junior Year        
ACC 301
ACC 303
FIN 201
Field of Knowledge
Field of Knowledge
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
  ACC 331
ENG 389
Capstone
Field of Know.
A&S Elective
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Total 15 credits   Total 15 credits
         
Senior Year        
ISB 340
ACC 426
MGT 325
MGT 370
A&S Elective
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
  ACC 452
MGT 446
Free Elective
Free Elective
A&S Elective
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Total 15 credits   Total 15 credits
         
Total  120-121 credits

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Courses

ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3 credits
Introduction to accounting concepts for external financial reporting. Accounting theories and principles relative to asset and liability valuations, and income determination. Spring & Fall

ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
Introduction to accounting concepts for internal reporting and control. Cash budgeting, decision making, capital budgeting, tax aspects of managerial planning and performance evaluation. Prerequisite ACC 201 Spring & Fall

ACC 211-212 Principles of Accounting I and II                   6 credits
Fundamental concepts and procedures of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on asset and liability valuations, income determination and cash flows. Accounting applications of present value concepts, introduction to budgeting and product costing. For Accounting majors. ACC 211 Spring & Fall, ACC 212 Spring

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I                 3 credits
In-depth accounting concepts and theories pertaining to external financial reporting. Emphasis on theories surrounding asset valuations, liabilities, income determination and cash flows. Prerequisites: ACC 211-212, junior standing and overall G.P.A. of 2.0. ACC 301 Spring & Fall

ACC 303 Cost Accounting      3 credits
Preparation and analysis of data utilized by management in planning and control decisions. Inventory valuation and reporting methods. Establishment and use of standards and budgets. Prerequisites: ACC 211-212, junior standing and overall G.P.A. of 2.0. Spring & Fall

ACC 307 Management and Accounting Information Systems      3 credits
Development, organization, and implementation of accounting and management information systems. Emphasis on systems controls, processing cycles, and systems development life cycle. Prerequisites: ACC 211 and ISB 101. Spring & Fall

ACC 331 E-Business   3 credits
Challenges and strategies in electronic mediated business such as; electronic business relationships; electronic payment systems; virtual supply chains; product development strategies; legal security and privacy issues. Evaluation and construction of electronic business web sites through case studies and projects. Prerequisites: ACC 307 or concurrent registration. Spring

ACC 340 (ISB 340) Database Management    3 credits
Design and use of database management systems through host languages and user query languages. Data structures; database design; database access methods; alternate data models; database administration. Prerequisites: ACC 307 and ISB 101. Fall

ACC 426 Information Systems Auditing     3 credits
Information system control design and auditing in the internet, electronic and paperless environment; management of security technology; operating and application system processing controls; prevention of unauthorized activity. Prerequisites: ACC 307 and ACC 331 or ACC 452 or ACC 425. Fall

ACC 452 Enterprise Systems     3 credits
Measuring the value of enterprise information; enterprise resource planning (ERP) system design and functionality; international accounting systems issues; data integrity; use of financial and non-financial information for corporate decision-making. Prerequisite: ACC 307 Spring

ACC 499 Independent Research in Accounting                      3 credits
Undertaking of a significant piece of independent research. By appointment with chairperson. Spring & Fall

LAW 371 Business and Commercial Law                                3 credits
American legal system and substantive law of contracts, agency, bailments, sales, products liability. Uniform Commercial Code and cases. Prerequisite: ACC 212 or permission of instructor. Fall

LAW 372 Business Organizations and Commercial Paper     3 credits
Legal aspects of partnerships and corporations; advantages and disadvantages of each, together with commercial paper under Uniform Commercial Code; trade regulation; bankruptcy. Prerequisite: LAW 371. Spring

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