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Preparing you for CPA certification and for career success.

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 Business & Technology Management, Forensic Accounting, or Forensic Studies program in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Accounting program will:

  • 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.

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Honoring Aspiring Accounting Students

In April 2018, our first group of Accounting students was inducted into the Stevenson chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, a career-focused international honor society for students in business-related fields. One of the society’s goals is to “encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement” for SU’s Accounting students.

Accounting Student at Fair
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 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 Office of Career Services.

Courses

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 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
  or
FIN 417 Finance Internship
  or
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

 

Tracks

Accountancy Track

All major requirements, plus the following:

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting III

Plus three of the following:

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

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

Finance Track

All major requirements, plus the following:

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

Plus two of the following:

FIN 416 International Finance
FIN 420 Investment Theory and Practice
FIN 435 Applied Corporate Finance
FIN 450 Business Valuation

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

Catalog

Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Tracks

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.

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.

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 minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

BS/MS Option

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

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A Commitment to Excellence in Business Education
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.

Stevenson Accounting 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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