Majors/Minors  

Majors
Bachelor of Science degrees:
Accounting
Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts degrees:
Economics
Nonprofit Leadership

Minors
Business Administration
Economics
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Nonprofit Leadership

Certificate Programs
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate 
Pryor Leadership Studies Program


The Majors

Accounting (Bachelor of Science)
Goals for student learning
Graduates obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting will:

  • discern the substance of an economic event, which may be different from its appearance;
  • understand the financial and non-financial decision-making relationships (models) and use those for communicating information;
  • interact with others with a professional demeanor, including, but not limited to expressing oneself clearly in both written and oral forms of presentation and understanding the ethical standards of the accounting profession; and
  • understand and use the functional core accounting competencies suggested for the profession by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Students seeking a BS in accounting must achieve a grade of C- or better in each course required for the major. Transfer credit, awarded on a case-by-case basis, may be applied toward required courses in the major upon review by Jewell accounting faculty. A transferred accounting course will be deemed the equivalent of a Jewell accounting course only if credit for the transferred class is equal to or greater than the credit for the Jewell class. In special circumstances, after review by the Jewell accounting faculty, one semester credit hour may be offered for fulfilling a one-hour deficiency in the case of a transfer course lacking one credit hour to be equivalent. In such a case, the Jewell accounting faculty member teaching the Jewell accounting course for which the transfer credit will substitute, will supervise the one hour’s study. (This transfer policy applies to students new to Jewell. Current students are required to earn their accounting credit at Jewell.) First-year students who plan to major in Accounting are encouraged to take ACC 111, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, during the spring of their first year.

Required Courses
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4 credits)
ACC 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (4) 
ACC 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (4)
ACC 335 Income Tax (4 crs.) ACC 341 Cost Accounting I (4)
ACC 341 Cost  Management Accounting I and Statistics (4)
ACC 342 Cost Management Accounting II (2)
ACC 402A Seminar: The Theory and Practice of Business (2)
ACC 402B Accounting Seminar Lab: Self-Designed Project (2) or other approved experiential learning project (2)
ACC 411 Advanced Financial Accounting (2)
ACC 421 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (2)
ACC 431 Auditing (4)
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics and Statistics (4)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
BUS 101 Business Foundations (2)
BUS 202 Principles of Management (4)
BUS 231 Business Law and Ethics (4)
BUS 315 Financial Management and Statistics (4)
One of the following:
ACC 481 Accounting Internship (4)
BUS 316 Investment Management (4)
BUS 451 Seminar in Business Administration (4)
BUS 481 Business Internship (4)

Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)
Required Courses
ACC 111 Financial Accounting (4)
ACC 341 Cost Management Accounting & Statistics (4)
BUS 101 Business Foundations (2)
BUS 202 Principles of Management and Statistics (4)
BUS 231 Business Law & Ethics (4)
BUS 301 Human Resource Management and Statistics (4)
BUS 305 Marketing Principles (4)
BUS 315 Financial Management and Statistics (4)
BUS 402A Business Seminar: The Theory and Practice of Business (2)
BUS 402B Business Seminar Lab: Self-Designed Project (2) 
    OR BUS 455 Advanced Consulting Engagement (4)
BUS 406 Business Problems and Policies (4)
ECO 101 Principles of Micro-Economics and Statistics (4)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
ECO 308 Managerial Economics and Statistics (4)

Students who transfer classes to Jewell that substitute for any of the above requirements must have a minimum of 45 hours in ACC/BUS/ECO courses.

Economics (Bachelor of Arts)
Students must receive a grade of C- or higher in each of these required courses. A student may take economics as a primary major only in the BA program. A student with a BS in another major may add a second major in economics by fulfilling the requirements listed below.

Required Courses
CTI 104 Statistics and Applied Calculus (4)
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics and Statistics (4)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
ECO 306 Microeconomics: The Price System (3)
     OR ECO 308 Managerial Economics and Statistics (4)
ECO 307 Macroeconomics: National Income Activity and Employment (3)
ECO 451 Seminar in Economics (3)
Two additional 300 or 400 level courses in economics, the sum of which is 6 or more semester hours.


Nonprofit Leadership
(Bachelor of Arts)
The interdisciplinary major in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the nonprofit sector. The major builds on the Academic Core curriculum and leads to a (BA) degree. Students are encouraged to choose a second language related to their nonprofit interests for the language requirement. Students who earn a BS degree in conjunction with the first major may earn a second major in Nonprofit Leadership by fulfilling the academic core requirements for the BS degree and all nonprofit major requirements.

Required Courses
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 202 Principles of Management(4)
BUS 231 Business Law & Ethics (4)
BUS 305 Marketing Principles (3)
COM 260 Organizational Communication (3)
LSP 100 Introduction to Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Nonprofit Sector (2)
LSP 250 Leadership: Cornerstone Course (2)
LSP 270 Nonprofit Governance & Volunteer Management (2)
LSP 320 Nonprofit Board and Committee Development (2)
LSP 360 Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy (2)
LSP 401 Nonprofit Law and Risk Management (3)
LSP 460 Financial Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3)

Electives must be selected from the following list to total a minimum of 43 hours in the major
BUS 455 Advanced Consulting (4)
ENG 220 Business Writing (4)
LSP 210 Nonprofit Leadership Special Topics (1)
LSP 261 Nonprofit Leadership Association (0.5)
LSP 390 Meeting Facilitation and Strategic Planning (2)
LSP 475 Nonprofit Leadership: Internship (3)
LSP 490 Management Institute (1)
PSY 305 Developmental Psychology: Childhood (2)
PSY 306 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (2)
SVL 101 Meeting Human Needs and Alleviating Suffering (2)
SVL 201 Strategies and Resources for Meeting Human Needs (2)

Students who complete this major should strongly consider completing the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and enrolling in LSP 261, but this is not required.

 Notes:

  1. Pryor Fellows who elect this major may substitute LSP 251 and LSP 350 for COM 260. They may also substitute LSP 300 (Volunteer Internship) and LSP 301 (Vocational Internship) for LSP 475, if the selected experiences are in the nonprofit sector and meet the common criteria in regard to hours, location, and learning outcomes.
  2. Students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate will be required to take LSP 261 for a minimum of 3 semesters. LSP 261 can be taken up to a maximum of 8 semesters. Up to 4 hours of credit from LSP 261.
  3. Students cannot earn both the Nonprofit Leadership major and minor. 

The Minors

Business Administration Minor
The minor will require 18 hours of business exposure. The Business minor will not be available to Business majors. This minor is open to Accounting majors, but they are required to take 2 of the designated electives in order to have a minimum of 9 hours in the minor that is not a part of their major.

Required Courses
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 101 Business Foundations (2)
BUS 202 Principles of Management (4)
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics and Statistics (4)

One of the following designated electives:
BUS 301 Human Resource Management and Statistics (4)
BUS 305 Marketing Principles (4)
BUS 316 Financial Investments (4) 

Economics Minor
Required Courses 
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics and Statistics (4)
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
ECO 307 Macroeconomics: National Income Activity and Employment (3)
ECO 308 Managerial Economics and Statistics (4)
    or ECO 306 Microeconomics: The Price System (3)
Two other 300-400 level courses, the sum of which is 6 or more hours in economics

Entrepreneurial Leadership Minor
Students pursuing majors in other disciplines but with an interest in business/ entrepreneurship may choose to minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership. The minor requires 18-19 credit hours of Leadership and Business. The minor consists of a 15-hour core of Leadership, Accounting and Business courses. Students must then choose one additional 3-4 credit hour, approved elective (see below). Students pursuing a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Leadership are prohibited from taking this minor. Business majors are required to take a minimum of 3 courses totaling at least 9 hours that do not count towards their major. At least 9 hours must be completed in residence at William Jewell College.

Required Courses
LSP 250 Leadership Cornerstone Course (2)
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 202 Principles of Management (4)
BUS 362 New Venture Creation (4)
BUS 451 Seminar in Business Administration (3)
     or BUS 455 Advanced Consulting Engagement (4)

Select one of the following designated electives:
ACC 335 Income Tax (4)
BUS 231 Business Law and Ethics (4)
BUS 301 Human Resources Management and Statistics (4)
BUS 302 Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 305 Marketing Principles (4)
BUS 315 Financial Management and Statistics (4)
ENG 220 Business Writing (4)

Nonprofit Leadership Minor
Students wishing to obtain a minor in Nonprofit Leadership will be majoring in other areas but have an interest in the nonprofit world, with representative organizations such as hospitals, human service organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and many others. For details, visit the Pryor Leadership Program or email Cory Scheer, campus director. 

Required  Courses
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 305 Marketing Principles (4)
COM 260 Organizational Communication (3)
    or BUS 202 Principles of Management (4)
LSP 100 Introduction to Philanthropy,Volunteerism & Nonprofit Sector (2)
LSP 250 Leadership: Cornerstone Course (2)
LSP 270 Nonprofit Governance & Volunteer Management (2)
LSP 300 Volunteer Internship (1)
LSP 320 Nonprofit Board and Committee Development (2)

Notes:

  1. Students may use internship credit available through a major department to substitute for LSP 300 if the internship is in the nonprofit sector and meets the common criteria.
  2. Pryor Fellows who elect this minor may substitute LSP 251 and LSP 350 for COM 260.
  3. Students who complete this minor should strongly consider completing the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, but this is not required.

Certificate Programs

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate
The Nonprofit Leadership Certficate program, which is based on 17 core competencies, is open to all students from any major and complements the Pryor Leadership Studies Program, the Tucker Leadership Lab, and the curricular and co-curricular activities already in place at William Jewell College. The Nonprofit Leadership Certficate benefits students by giving them targeted studies/experiences in the core competencies necessary for effective leadership in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Leadership Association students also have numerous opportunities to interact with nonprofit leaders through their participation in workshops, conferences and internships with a highlight being the annual AH Management Institute.  

Pryor Leadership Studies Program 
In order for William Jewell College to be the “Leadership College,” it must maintain an educational context that teaches personal, vocational and civic leadership through critical reflection, mentoring and experience.Toward that end, a leadership certificate pilot program was established in the fall of 1993 by the College in conjunction with the Pryor Foundation, headed by Fred and Shirley Pryor. In January 1998, the Leadership Studies Program was permanently endowed by the Pryors.

Students are chosen each spring semester through a competitive application/interview process. In order to graduate as Pryor Leadership Fellows and receive the corresponding leadership certificate, students must complete all required activities. A leadership portfolio is maintained on each Pryor Fellow. In order to receive the Pryor Leadership Certificate, the portfolio must be reviewed and approved by an evaluation committee comprised of the leadership studies director, faculty members and representatives designated by the Pryor Foundation. At the request of the Pryor Foundation, this review process may also include exit interviews with students.

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