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Required
 ACCT 201  Intermediate Financial Accounting
  (1st semester)
 ACCT 202  Intermediate Financial Accounting
  (2nd semester)  
One of
 ACCT 203  Cost Accounting
 ACCT 243  Accounting for Mergers, Acquisitions &
  Complex Financial Structures
One of
 ACCT 203  Cost Accounting
 ACCT 205  Tax Planning and Administration  
 ACCT 208  Auditing
 ACCT 242  Financial Accounting: Analysis and
  Reporting Incentives
 ACCT 230  International Accounting
 ACCT 243  Accounting for Mergers, Acquisitions &
  Complex Financial Structures
 FNCE 207  Security Analysis  
The Department
Chair: Robert W. Holthausen.  Professors: Stanley Baimank, Nicholas Gonedes, Christopher Ittner, Richard L. Lambert, Robert E. Verrecchia.  Associate Professors: John Core, Wayne Guay, Catherine Schrand.  Assistant Professors and Tenure-Track Lecturers: Brian J. Bushee, Jennifer Blouin, Mary Ellen Carter, Gavin Cassar, Christian Leuz, Scott Richardson, Irem Tuna.  Affiliated Faculty: Victor Defeo, Edward B. Kostin, Marguerite Lane, Paul D. Neuwirth, John B. Stine. Emeritus Faculty: Edward W. Brennan, Peter H. Knutson, Matthew J. Stephens.
Actuarial Science
Actuarial science stands at the intersection of risk and money.  Actuaries are experts in evaluating the likelihood and financial consequences of future events, designing creative ways to reduce the cost of undesirable events, and decreasing the impact of tragic events that do occur.  They are in great demand by insurance companies, consulting firms and financial institutions. A student with strong mathematical aptitude graduating with an actuarial science concentration will be prepared to pass the first three professional examinations given by the Society of Actuaries.
Required
 INSR 251  Fundamentals of Actuarial Science I
 INSR 252  Fundamentals of Actuarial Science II
 INSR 260  Applied Statistical Methods for Actuaries

One of
 INSR 210  Financial Strategies and Analysis: Insurance  
 INSR 221  Employee Benefit Plan Design
  and Financing  
 INSR 230  Managing Pure Risks: Operations and
  Methods
 INSR 253  Actuarial Statistics (recommended)  
A student concentrating in Actuarial Science should take two calculus courses in his or her freshman year. STAT 430-431 is recommended in place of STAT 101-102.
Business and Public Policy
The Business and Public concentration provides skills and insights that are useful to future private and public managers, lawyers, economists and political scientists as well as policy analysts. The concentration combines elements of economic and political analysis in order to understand the interactions between market and political processes (political economy) and the positive and normative aspects of government activity (public policy and management). Students concentrating in BPUB go on to positions in government, in private firms (particularly consulting and investment banking) and in the not-for-profit sector. The concentration also provides a firm base for graduate study in law, economics, public policy and political science.
The concentration in Business and Public Policy consists of 2 policy analysis core courses and 2 applied public policy courses:
Policy Analysis Core (two courses)
 BPUB 201  The Political Economy of Government
 BPUB 204  Cost Benefit Analysis
 BPUB 250  Managerial Economics
Applied Policy Analysis (two full courses or other equivalent)
 BPUB 202  The Principles of Transportation
 BPUB 203  Business in the Political Environment
 BPUB 206  Urban Public Management and Private
  Sector Economic Development
 BPUB 230  Urban Fiscal Policy
 BPUB 236  International Housing Comparisons
 BPUB 261  Risk Analysis and Environmental
  Management
 BPUB 288  International Industrial Development
  Strategies
 BPUB 289  Nations, Politics and Markets
 BPUB 290  Technology in Global Markets (.5 cu)
 BPUB 298  Privatization: An International Perspective