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Preparing you for CPA Certification and Beyond


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 Innovation, Forensic 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.

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.

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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 and Tracks


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 1 credit
ACC 140 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 141 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 4 credits
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 4 credits
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting III 4 credits
ACC 302 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACC 303 Cost and Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 304 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 credits
ACC 400 Auditing and Attestation 4 credits
ACC 407 Experiential Auditing 3 credits


ACC 417 Accounting Internship 3 - 15 credits
ACC 411 Tax Accounting: Individual 3 credits
ACC 412 Tax Accounting: Corporation and Partnership 3 credits
ACC 430 Financial Modeling and Analysis 3 credits
ACC 490 Senior Seminar 1 credit
CM 101 Public Speaking 3 credits
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
FIN 303 Foundations of Finance 3 credits
IS 135 MS Office Applications 3 credits
LAW 308 Business Law and Legal Responsibilities 3 credits
MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics 4 credits
MGT 204 Principles of Management 3 credits
MGT 210 Business Writing 3 credits
MGT 308 Business Ethics 3 credits
MKT 206 Principles of Marketing 3 credits

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


Minors and Other Options


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.

Minors at Stevenson

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 Innovation, Forensic Accounting, or Forensic Studies program in as little as five years. A second Bachelor’s degree is yet another possibility.




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

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

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