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Accounting Major

Program Outcomes:
Students completing a major in Accounting are prepared to function as accounting professionals and to progress to positions of leadership in the profession. The program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of accounting principles; auditing, tax, and reporting practices and planning; and the management of business, accounting, and financial activities. This program also prepares students to pursue graduate study in the field. There are a number of professional certifications in the field of accounting that students majoring in the field may wish to pursue:

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
• Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
• Certified in Financial Management (CFM)


Individuals wishing to obtain the Ohio CPA Certificate must, under the Ohio Revised Code, graduate with a baccalaureate or higher degree that includes successful completion of one hundred fifty (150) semester hours of undergraduate or graduate education. Students are strongly urged to pursue a Masters of Business Administration after receiving their baccalaureate degree to meet the semester hour requirement. The total educational program shall include an accounting concentration with related courses in other areas of business administration, as defined by the Accountancy Board of Ohio. These are included in the Business Administration Core Courses.

Requirements:
Business Administration Core Courses + 24 credits in the following:
BU 255 Intermediate Accounting I
BU 256 Intermediate Accounting II 
BU 315 Auditing 
BU 320 Cost Accounting 
BU 455 Advanced Accounting
BU 458 Federal Income Tax I

Recommended Coursework:
BU 388 Business Ethics 
BU 459 Federal Income Tax II 
BU 474 Business Law II
BU 475 Fraud Examination