Accountancy- Bachelor of Science in Business

For information, contact the Department of Accountancy, 3094 FSB (513-529-6200).

The department’s mission is to have nationally recognized bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that provide students with the lifelong ability to seek and acquire accounting and business knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive environment. The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 1984.

The bachelor’s degree program provides a general understanding of multiple areas of accounting and related skills to prepare graduates for entry-level positions that require only an undergraduate degree and graduate programs.

The master’s degree program provides an in-depth understanding in selected areas of accounting and business and related skills to prepare graduates for entry-level positions that require more than a bachelor's degree.

Combined Degree Option

Students planning to take the CPA exam in Ohio and in most other states are required to have 150 hours of education with at least a bachelor’s degree. This requires additional education beyond the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Miami.

High achieving students have the option of pursuing a combined degree program in which you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy within four years. After completing the program, you are qualified to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio and most other states that have adopted the 150-hour education requirement.

To be eligible to apply for the combined degree program, students must have completed at least 64 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.40 and have earned a B or better in ACC 221, ACC 222, and ACC 321 (ACC 321 must have been taken at Miami).

Please contact the department’s Academic Program Coordinator to learn more about this option.

Special Curriculum Requirements

Students must earn at least a cumulative 2.00 GPA in all accountancy courses attempted at Miami. Students must also complete at least four required junior or senior-level accountancy courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

All of these:

ACC 256 Accountancy Career Exploration and Planning (1)

ACC 321 Intermediate Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 333 Managerial Cost Accounting (3)

ACC 343 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)

ACC 361 Modeling Business Processes in Accounting Information Systems (3)

Choose ONE of the following:

ACC 422 Financial Accounting Research (3)*

ACC 433 Management Accounting for Processes (3)

Choose ONE of the following:

ACC 452 Internal Auditing (3)

ACC 453 Financial Statement Auditing (3)*

Professional electives:

At least six semester hours, all above the 100-level, including at least one course from a business department other than accountancy.

* Prerequisite for Master of Accountancy program.

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