The Accounting curriculum prepares students for career opportunities as professionals in the areas of corporate, industrial, government, nonprofit and public accounting. The program provides students with a sound theoretical foundation as well as practical business experience opportunities, such as internships and use of technology. Many of our graduates choose to take the CPA Exam and are well-prepared to do so. Students should visit the NASBPA website for state-specific CPA exam eligibility requirements to ensure preparedness for post-graduation plans. 

Accelerated BSBA-to-MAcc

Eligible students may earn two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master of Science in Accountancy (MAcc) in five years. Students in the Accelerated BSBA-to-MAcc program take the same courses as a traditional accounting major but complete their undergraduate academic requirements in seven semesters. Accelerated BSBA-to-MAcc students will spend their eighth semester completing a compensated Co-op experience. Students in the program do not register for academic coursework nor pay tuition during their Co-op semester. Students admitted to the MAcc program complete that coursework in their final two semesters.

Eligibility is limited to freshman or sophomore students. Once admitted, students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 and accounting GPA of 3.3 to stay in the BSBA-MAcc program and be Co-op eligible.

Business Core Courses 

BUAD 103/103L Innovation Experience 3 credits 
ISYS 184 Business Info Systems 3 credits
BLAW 251 Business Law 3 credits 
ISYS 284  Data for Decision Making 3 credits
BUAD 110 Internship Prep Practicum 0 credits
STAT 285 Business Statistics 3 credits
ACCT 214 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 201 Prin of Microeconomics 3 credits
MGMT 261 Mgmt & Org. Behavior 3 credits
BUAD 210 Career Preparation Practicum 0 credits
MKTG 271 Marketing and Business Development 3 credits
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 202 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 credits
SCMG 267 Supply Chain Operations 3 credits
FINC 313 Business Finance 3 credits
MGMT 262 Global Insights 3 credits
MGMT 368W Business Ethics & Global Citizenship 3 credits
MGMT 499W Strategic Management 3 credits
Total credits   48 credits

Accounting Required Courses 

ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems 3 credits
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
ACCT 314 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 315 Financial Planning & Cost Management 3 credits
ACCT 411W Auditing 3 credits
ACCT 412W Introductory Income Tax Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 414 Introduction to Corporate and Partnership Tax Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 416 Accounting Co-op 0 credits
Total credits   27 credits

Accounting Elective Courses

Students must take one elective course (note: students interested in sitting for the CPA exam are strongly encouraged to take BLAW 354 or BUAD 325). 

BLAW 354  Commercial Transactions 3 credits
BLAW 355W  Law of Business Organizations 3 credits
BLAW 454  Law of International Commercial Transactions 3 credits
FINC 334  Investments 3 credits
FINC 333  Financial Management 3 credits
ISYS 381W  Systems Analysis and Design 3 credits
BUAD 325  Data Analytics and Emerging Technologies in Accounting 3 credits
BUAD 401  Business Administration Internship 1-6 credits

Accounting Minor Courses

Students can earn a minor in Accounting by completing. 

ACCT 214 Financial Accounting (from the Business Core) 3 credits
ACCT 215  Managerial Accounting (from the Business Core) 3 credits
ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
ACCT 312  Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
ACCT 314 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 310  Accounting Information Systems 3 credits
ACCT 315 Cost Accounting 3 credits
Total credits   12 credits