This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate major: accounting (BBA)

Graduate degrees: MAc; accounting subprogram for the PhD in business administration



The Department of Accounting offers a broad education that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in auditing, corporate accounting, management consulting, taxation, government, not-for-profit organizations, and academia.

The department also collaborates with the College of Law to offer the combined MAc/JD program; see Combined Programs under Master of Accountancy in this section of the catalog. It also participates in the MBA program; see the Master of Business Administration Program in the catalog.

Accounting Program

The accounting program draws on curricula that provide a strong base of traditional technical subject matter and the skills needed for solving complex business problems. This framework of study enables students to continue professional growth over the entire span of their careers. The program emphasizes communication skills and provides the academic background required for leadership positions in business, government, and public accounting. It can also qualify students to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

The accounting program leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting, which requires 120 s.h. of credit and the Master of Accountancy, which requires 30 s.h. of graduate credit. Students are granted the BBA upon successful completion of the third and fourth years; they are granted the MAc after successful completion of 30 s.h. beyond the BBA.