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Integrate business, team, and financial accounting skills.

The Accounting program provides you with the knowledge required to become successful in today's multifaceted business world. With a blend of accounting, information technology, and business, the program helps you understand contemporary work environments, issues, and challenges.

Five Accounting majors participated in the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Student Leadership Academy in Summer 2018. The two-day program is designed to educate students on the value of becoming a CPA
Graduates of our Accounting program embark on many rewarding career choices, including: Accountants; Auditors; Tax Professionals; and Consultants
  • Overview


    Bachelor of Science

    The course of study emphasizes financial accounting at the intermediate level, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, international accounting, and business law. During the capstone course, students synthesize their knowledge using a business strategy approach. A B.S. to M.S. option and a Second Bachelor's Degree option are also available.

    What Will You Learn?

    • Satisfy requirements to take the Maryland Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination (note: Applicants for licensure are also required by the State of Maryland to acquire a total of 150 credit hours of coursework).
    • Articulate accurately the technical knowledge of accounting and related disciplines needed to enter the accounting profession.
    • Understand the ethical standards of the accounting profession, articulate a framework for these standards, and apply them thoughtfully and competently to a variety of business and accounting contexts.
    • Solve problems by synthesizing discipline specific knowledge and critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrate the appropriate communication skills necessary for accounting professionals.

    A complete listing of learning objectives for the Accounting program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Objectives

    Why Study Accounting?

    The Accounting program will not only prepare you for licensure and the Maryland Certified Public Accounting examination, it also provides you with the mentoring and professional know-how to enhance your career potential.

    • Position yourself for accounting careers in government, nonprofit, or private sectors.
    • Satisfy requirements for Maryland CPA Exam and licensure.
    • Open doors to accounting careers after college via internships, networking, and strong corporate relationships.

    The Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.

  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    Course Sequence


    The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in accounting. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

    Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    FYS 100 First Year Seminar
    ACC 140 Financial Accounting
    ACC 141 Managerial Accounting
    ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I
    ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II
    ACC 303 Cost and Managerial Accounting
    ACC 400 Auditing and Attestation
    ACC 411 Tax Accounting: Individual
    ACC 412 Tax Accounting: Corporation and Partnership
    ACC 417 Accounting Internship
    FIN 417 Finance Internship
    ACC 407 Advanced Auditing
    CM 101 Public Speaking
    EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
    EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
    FIN 303 Foundations of Finance
    IS 135 MS Office Applications
    LAW 308 Business Law and Legal Responsibilities
    MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics
    MGT 204 Principles of Management
    MGT 210 Business Writing
    MGT 308 Business Ethics
    MKT 206 Principles of Marketing

    Accountancy Track

    The Accountancy Track prepares students with a broad spectrum of accounting courses needed for traditional accounting careers. The track is designed to provide accounting graduates with the knowledge required to become successful in today’s multi-faceted business world. The program combines accounting courses with information technology and functional activities of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations, while providing students with an understanding of contemporary work environments, issues, and challenges. 

    The accounting curriculum prepares graduates to take the Certified Public Accounting examination. In addition to passing the CPA exam, all states require applicants for licensing to acquire a total of 150 credit hours of coursework. Several options are available to help students fulfill the additional 30 credit hours of coursework. Today's public accountant must have the technical knowledge of the field and skills, such as critical thinking, writing, and working in teams.

    All major requirements plus the following:

    ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting III

    Three electives selected from the following:

    ACC 407 cannot be taken to fulfill both a major requirement and a track requirement.

    ACC 302 Advanced Accounting
    ACC 304 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
    ACC 311 Computer Applications in Accounting
    ACC 407 Advanced Auditing
    FIN 416 International Finance

    Finance Track

    The Finance Track allows students to focus their accounting studies in capital management and is designed to provide accounting majors with a broad background in financial services. This track will provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and tools to pursue accounting careers in public accounting, finance, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accounting examination. In addition to passing the CPA exam, all states require applicants for licensing to acquire a total of 150 credit hours of coursework. Several options are available to help students fulfill the additional 30 credit hours of coursework.

    All major requirements plus the following:

    FIN 321/EC 321 Money & Banking
    ACC 430 Financial Modeling

    Two electives selected from the following:

    FIN 416  International Finance 
    FIN 420 Investment Theory and Practice
    FIN 435 Applied Corporate Finance
    FIN 450 Business Valuation and Security Analysis
    Last Updated: 6/25/2018
  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors


    A minor in accounting is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

    BS/MS Option

    The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in Accounting who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. By completing a BS/MS option, students will earn the 150 credit hours necessary for CPA licensing while also earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop. For more information on this program, see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog.

    Last Updated: 6/07/2017