Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA

  • Forensic accounting track
  • Options for 150-hr requirement for CPA exam
  • Knowledgeable professors & hands-on experience

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Students majoring in Accounting are required to complete a minimum of 66 semester hours in Business and Managerial Science courses (33 credits specific to the major) and must take Principles of Economics I and Principles of Economics II or Basic Economics (consult advisor for specific state requirement). Options are provided for the 150-hour requirement (as a condition to take the Uniform CPA Examination) and for those students interested in pursuing a concentration in Forensic Accounting.

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Accomplished Business Faculty


James Biagi, C.P.A., J.D.
Assistant Professor
Accounting, Taxation and Business Law

Are you interested in becoming a member of one of the fastest growing professions of today -- one which forecasts a major growth rate? If so, consider a career in a consulting practice, public, corporate or government accounting. Marywood offers a well-rounded education with a strong background in liberal arts and ethics so necessary for success in today's accounting profession.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
3
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
3
BUS 321 Financial Management
3
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
3
ECON 100 Basic Economics
3/6*
OR    
ECON 101
Principles of Economics I
3
AND
ECON 102
Principles of Economics II
3
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
3*
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
3*
OR    
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 216 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the Business and Global Innovation Office.

All Business and Global Innovation students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.

Accounting

Students majoring in Accounting are required to complete a minimum of 66 semester hours in Business and Global Innovation courses (with six credits in Economics recommended*). Options are provided for the 150-hour requirements as qualified students can enroll in graduate courses in their senior year.

The following courses are required of Accounting majors:

BUS 253 Business Law II
3
BUS 323 Money and Banking
3
BUS 331 Intermediate Accounting I
3
BUS 332 Intermediate Accounting II
3
BUS 333 Cost Accounting
3
BUS 334 Federal Taxation
3
BUS 433 Auditing Principles and Procedures
3
BUS 436 Advanced Accounting
3
BUS 437 Taxation of Business Entities
3
BUS 451 Business Internship
3

Total: 30 credit hours

*Consult your advisor for specific requirements.