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Accounting Courses

Requirements for the Major

  • A student must complete the following required courses from Linfield or in approved transfer:

ECON 210 Principles of Economics
BUSN 260 Financial Accounting
BUSN 261 Managerial Accounting
BUSN 301 Management
BUSN 321 Marketing
BUSN 340 Business Law I
BUSN 341 Financial Management
BUSN 495 Strategic Management (MWI)

  • A student must complete the Business Department mathematics proficiency (MATH 160 or 162 Finite Math with Calculus) and the statistics proficiency (MATH 140 Introduction to Statistics). These proficiencies may be met with approved transfer courses.
  • To fulfill major requirements a student must complete the following upper division accounting courses and at least five of these courses must be completed at Linfield:

Upper Division Accounting Courses

BUSN 361 Intermediate Accounting I
BUSN 362 Intermediate Accounting II

3 of the following 4
BUSN 461 Cost Accounting
BUSN 466 Advanced Accounting
BUSN 468 Federal Income Tax
BUSN 469 Auditing

  • For students preparing to sit for the CPA exam in their state, BUSN 440 Business Law II and BUSN 464 Government/Not for Profit Accounting, and all four courses of BUSN 461, 466, 468, and 469 are recommended to be taken during the undergraduate degree. All prerequisites must be met prior to registration in recommended courses.

In addition, the following policies apply to the Accounting major:

  • Financial Management and all accounting coursework except BUSN 260 and 261 must be upper division.
  • To enroll in courses BUSN 200-340, a student must have completed MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent, or a course at or above MATH 140 Introduction to Statistics. To enroll in most courses BUSN 341 and above, a student must have completed MATH 160 or 162 and MATH 140.
  • Contact your state board of accountancy for current information in your state:

Oregon Board of Accountancy
3218 Pringle Rd SE #110 503-378-4181
Salem OR 97302-6307

Washington Board of Accountancy
PO Box 9131 360-753-2586
Olympia WA 98507-9131

Find your state board of accountancy at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants website (AICPA)

Departmental Policy on Prerequisites

The Department presumes that students will have taken the applicable prerequisite(s) when registering for courses. However, some courses have the option of “permission of instructor.” Prerequisites will be waived only if the Department Chair deems that a student’s background or other extenuating circumstances render the applicable prerequisite(s) unnecessary. This approval must be obtained prior to registration for class.

Meeting Course Requirements By Transfer Credits

Required courses such as Marketing, Management, and Business Law can be satisfied by approved transfer courses. In instances where the content of a course is not clear from its title, you may be asked to provide additional information in the form of catalog description or syllabus.

Age Limit on Coursework

Please note that you may not meet upper division accounting requirements with courses taken more than eight years prior to your application to Linfield. If you plan to meet the Federal Income Tax course requirement by transfer, the course must have been taken no more than three years prior to your application to the program.