Business Administration B.S. (Accounting)

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The B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting provides comprehensive coverage of the many functions performed by public and management accountants. From the beginning of their freshman year a business majors, students in the program learn the fundamentals of financial reporting and how to analyze and use financial information when making business decisions. They also learn how to leverage information technology and apply ethical principles and social responsibility in business interactions.

The program of study thoroughly prepares students for professional exams to acquire their CPA licensure and/or CMA certification, and is endorsed by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). It has the flexibility to allow students to tailor their own path to graduation from various customizable options, with the assistance of their own career coaching team. Program curriculum is responsive to changes in industry and licensure needs, evolution of career expectations, and emerging technology.

Graduates go on to work in all areas of accounting, including auditing, taxation, managerial or cost, financial reporting, and governmental accounting. Jobs include certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), internal auditor, IT auditor/consultant, data analyst, economist, and tax adviser.

With the 4+1 integrated degree program, students can go on to earn their M.B.A. with only one additional year of study. A variety of master's degree programs in computer and information systems can also be integrated this way. Interested students in this course of study may be eligible for the Early Law School Admission Program.


Contact Information

Jacob Peng
Phone: 412-397-6385
Fax: 412-397-2585
Room: Massey Hall 206

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall - 16 credits

Freshman Year, Spring - 15 credits

Sophomore Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • MGMT2000 Management Theory and Practice
  • MGMT2100 Statistical/Quantitative Analysis
    • or MATH2040 Finite Math & Applied Calculus
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • ACCT3030 Intermediate Financial Acct I
  • ECON1030 Principles of Microeconomics

Sophomore Year, Spring - 15 credits

Junior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • ACCT3040 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT3100 Cost Accounting I
  • HIST____ History Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • ELIT____ Literature Elective

Junior Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • ACCT3060 Accounting Information Systems
  • MGMT4050 International Business
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • MGMT3650 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Senior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • ACCT4010 Auditing
  • ACCT____ Accounting Elective*
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • Non-Business Elective

Senior Year, Spring - 14 credits

  • MGMT4850 Strategic Management
  • ACCT____ Accounting Elective*
  • Non-Business Elective
  • Non-Business Elective
  • Non-Business Elective

* All Business Electives must be a 3 or 4 level course

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Major Credits
Accounting, Finance, Management
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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