Accounting Department

Mission & Overview

Mission Statement
 
On behalf of the Accounting department we are excited that you chose Accounting as your major.  While it can take much hard work the effort definitely pays off.  A degree in accounting offers many careers paths and an excellent starting salary once you graduate.

Mission: Consistent with the Mission of the AUL, the Department of Accounting is committed to quality in our educational programs, research pursuits and service to the community.
 
The mission of the Accounting Program at AUL aims to prepare undergraduate students to be productive professionals who can make responsible decisions in a changing world by:
  • Creating a student focused educational environment that emphasizes high quality teaching and learning. 

  • Enhancing and strengthening our teaching and learning through applied research and instructional development while recognizing the contribution of basic research.

We serve a diverse student population, many of who are first generation university students. We are responsive to the particular needs of non-traditional students whose life experiences and commitment to learning enrich the overall educational environment.

We also employ our professional skills in service to the School, University, scholarly and professional organizations, and the regional business community.

Educational Mission 
 
Education is a vital objective of the Department. We serve an ethnically diverse and largely self-supporting. The Department will deliver the most cost-effective quality accounting education in the area. Undergraduate students will be well prepared for professional careers and certification candidacy. Students will be encouraged to complete all degree requirements in a timely fashion through a coordinated program of faculty advising and staff counseling. The Department will provide advanced study and synergistic programs through its graduate offerings including the Master of Business Administration specialization. Students admitted to our degree programs must objectively show the potential and capacity to successfully complete all graduation requirements. The program will promote a perspective of the global economy and cultural diversification necessary for the knowledge worker of the 21st century.
 
Research Mission
 
Commitment to research is an integral component of the Department of Accounting. We feature an academically respected and professionally qualified faculty who actively produce and support basic and applied research. Faculty research and teaching expectations emphasize individual strengths, interests and stages of career development, through a coordinated program of peer review, support and counsel.
Service Mission:
  
Faculty will pursue external service activities which enhance departmental visibility, reputation and presence at the local level. Service to the students, College and University is expected internally. Service that enhances the University's urban mission will be encouraged.

Our Stakeholders
 
We recognize that the following stakeholders are principal partners in our success:
  • Students 
  • Employers/Business community 
  • Alumni 
  • University Administration and Faculty 
  • Local community 
Our Vision: We want to become a program of accounting that is increasingly recognized by our stakeholders for preparing self-confident, competent graduates able to perform effectively in a changing environment.

Our Core Strategies: Our program mission is congruent with the mission of the Business School and the University. We seek to develop the student as a total person. To this end our required program includes the completion of the AUL educational breadth requirements in the arts, humanities and sciences and the study of business administration common body of knowledge.

To achieve its mission, the Accounting Program encourages the faculty to:
  • Demonstrate quality classroom teaching which stress rigor, discipline, method, high standards, and promotion of active faculty-student rapport. 

  • Expose Accounting students to the facets of international business, information technology, professional ethics, and instill technical competence and analytical skills. 

  • Make intellectual contributions, pursue professional interactions, and serve campus, community, professional, and academic organizations. 

  • Develop and provide quality service courses for other undergraduate and graduate areas of study within the University.

Your success is our success, good luck and welcome.

Template ContractSheet Accounting (BBA)
 
General Requirements

Code

Name

Credits

ENS201

Enviromental Science

3

CST201

General Education I

3

CST202

General Education II

3

ENG203

English for Academic Writing

3

GDS300

History of Art

3

ENG206

Business Communication Skills

3

ENG204

Advanced English Academic Writing

3

Total Credits: 21 Required Credits: 15

Description: Choose two of the following courses (CST201, CST202, ENS201,GDS300)

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Business Common Requirements

Code

Name

Credits

BUS231

Introduction to Marketing

3

BUS496

Business Senior Project

3

BUS222

Business Law

3

BUS404

International Business Administration

3

BUS495

Practical Training

1

BUS221

Introduction to Management

3

BUS366

Operations Management

3

BUS215

Accounting II

3

BUS271

Business Statistics

3

BUS214

Accounting I

3

BUS270

Business Mathematics

3

BUS328

Business Ethics

3

BUS420

Human Resource Management

3

BUS202

Macroeconomics

3

BUS260

Management Information Systems

4

BUS201

Microeconomics

3

BUS240

Managerial Finance

3

Total Credits: 50 Required Credits: 50

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Major Requirements

Code

Name

Credits

BUS312

Managerial Accounting

3

BUS412

Advanced Accounting

3

BUS311

Intermediate Accounting

3

BUS310

Business Software Applications

3

BUS418A

Special Topic in Accounting

3

BUS414

Tax Accounting

3

BUS316

Financial Accounting

3

BUS413

Auditing

3

Total Credits: 24 Required Credits: 24

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Major Electives

Code

Name

Credits

BUS441F

3

BUS343

Corporate Finance & Budgeting

3

BUS425

Project Management

3

BUS324

Quality Management Systems

3

BUS245

Credit Analysis

3

BUS320

Business Research

3

Total Credits: 18 Required Credits: 6

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Free Elective

Code

Name

Credits

FRE-1

Free Elective_1

3

Total Credits: 3 Required Credits: 3

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Freshman Requirements

Code

Name

Credits

ARB101

Arabic Grammar & Composition I

3

ARB102

Arabic Grammar & Composition II

3

ENG101F

Freshman English I

3

ENG102F

Freshman English II

3

CST101

General Education I

3

CST102

General Education II

3

MAT101

Calculus I

4

MAT102

Calculus II

4

CHM100

General Chemistry

3

PHY101

Physics

4

NS101

Biology

4

SST102

Psychology I

3

SOC101

Sociology

4

Total Credits: 44 Required Credits: 32

Description: Required min. 32cr. (*ENG101F and ENG102F are obligatory)

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Englsh

Code

Name

Credits

ENG102T

ESP

6

ENG01

English Level 1

6

ENG02

English Level 2

6

Total Credits: 18 Required Credits: 18

Description:Students will be placed according to results in EEE- TOEFL


Continuing Education


As we are always looking for the best of the Accounting students and knowing that we do not spare any effort in guiding them for their best benefit, for that sake, the Accounting Department found it necessary for the Accounting students & graduates to be involved in a preparatory course for the exams of the Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants.

This preparatory course will be given twice per week, in a way that about 120 hours are to be covered in the following courses: (30 hours for each course)
  1. Advanced Accounting 
  2. Financial reports & Analysis
  3. Auditing
  4. Tax Law & Regulations

We extremely recommend all the Accounting students to be involved in such a course that will wrap all the knowledge required & needed from any one applying for the CPA exams, whether the Lebanese or the international ones.