Accounting

Preparing you for CPA Certification and Beyond

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Our Accounting program blends accounting, information technology, and business to teach you about contemporary work environments, issues, and challenges. Learn about financial accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, international accounting, and business law. Accounting internships in the public, corporate, or governmental/not-for-profit sectors will maximize your knowledge of the field with real-life experiences.

Our B.S. to M.S. option allows you to graduate with a master’s in Stevenson’s Digital Transformation and InnovationForensic Accounting, or Forensic Studies program in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Accounting program will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the relevant technical knowledge of accounting and related disciplines needed to enter the accounting profession.
  • Apply the ethical standards of the accounting profession thoughtfully and competently to business and accounting contexts.
  • Solve problems by synthesizing discipline specific knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate communication skills necessary for accounting professionals.

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Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership has received specialized accreditation for the following business program from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Stevenson Receives $150k Gift from Faculty Member to Create New Applied Finance Lab

Stevenson University has received a $150,000 naming gift from faculty member Dennis Starliper to create an Applied Finance Lab for the university’s Brown School of Business and Leadership. Featuring digital stock tickers and multiple market data displays, the Applied Finance Lab will be a sophisticated teaching and research tool to enhance our students’ career readiness by developing their command of financial technology platforms and investment decision-making processes.

Career Connections

During annual Accounting Boot Camp, students meet partners from top CPA firms, refresh their Excel and financial accounting skills, and complete an ethics case. Students also talk with recent graduates to discuss work-life issues, including how to prepare for the CPA exam.

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Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Accounting Majors

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. Graduates of our Accounting program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Planner
  • Securities Broker
  • Underwriter
  • Consultant

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.

Courses

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 100First Year Seminar1 credit
ACC 140Financial Accounting3 credits
ACC 141Managerial Accounting3 credits
ACC 201Intermediate Accounting I4 credits
ACC 202Intermediate Accounting II4 credits
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting III4 credits
ACC 302Advanced Accounting3 credits
ACC 303Cost and Managerial Accounting3 credits
ACC 304Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting3 credits
ACC 400Auditing and Attestation4 credits
ACC 407Experiential Auditing3 credits

or

ACC 417Accounting Internship3 – 15 credits
ACC 411Tax Accounting: Individual3 credits
ACC 412Tax Accounting: Corporation and Partnership3 credits
ACC 430Financial Modeling and Analysis3 credits
ACC 490Senior Seminar1 credit
CM 101Public Speaking3 credits
EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics3 credits
EC 202Principles of Microeconomics3 credits
FIN 303Foundations of Finance3 credits
IS 135MS Office Applications3 credits
LAW 308Business Law and Legal Responsibilities3 credits
MATH 136Introduction to Statistics4 credits
MGT 204Principles of Management3 credits
MGT 210Business Writing3 credits
MGT 308Business Ethics3 credits
MKT 206Principles of Marketing3 credits

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Minor

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 minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Other Options

BS/MS Option

Our B.S. to M.S. option allows you to graduate with a master’s in Stevenson’s Digital Transformation and InnovationForensic Accounting, or Forensic Studies program in as little as five years. A second Bachelor’s degree is yet another possibility.

Accreditation

Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership is proud to have received specialized accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Founded in 1997, the IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and business-related education for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. Learn more at www.iacbe.org.

Brown School of Business and Leadership News

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Accounting for Success

Tim Mozingo

Accounting (Finance Track), B.S. to M.S. in Forensic Accounting

Tim Mozingo ‘21 considers himself a student at heart. Whether in the traditional classroom, as an athlete, or in his internship, he is always ready to learn something new.

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At a Glance

Personal Attention

Our Accounting students annually have their resumes critiqued by their professors in a two-day marathon session.

100%

of Spring 2018 Accounting graduates were employed or in graduate school by June 2018.

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