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Major, Minors, and Certificates

Accountancy Major

The bachelor's degree program in accountancy is designed to provide students with a general understanding of multiple areas of accounting and the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them to excel as high-integrity business leaders in fulfilling professional careers.

The B.S. in ACC is based on the Miami Plan, which consists of 36 hours of foundation courses in areas outside of the School of Business. In addition, the School of Business core includes 45 hours of courses from all the business disciplines.


Accountancy Minor

The Accountancy minor provides an opportunity to understand the development and use of financial and accounting information within organizations. The minor is intended to aid in relating business activities to financial results and reporting. The program may also serve as a thematic sequence for non-business majors and also serve as a potential entrance to the Masters of Accountancy program for non-accountancy majors. The program capacity will be limited each year. Priority will be provided to students who wish to enter the Masters of Accountancy program.

The Accountancy minor requires 18 hours of Accounting credit, composed of the introductory financial (ACC 221) and management accounting (ACC 222) courses, and the student's choice (subject to prerequesite requirements) of 4 three credit hour courses at the 300 and 400 levels.


Climate Accounting and Engineering Minor

The Climate Accounting and Engineering minor provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help organizations, either as employees or external consultants, identify, reliably measure and faithfully represent the environmental impact of their direct and indirect activities. The accountancy courses included in the minor will provide students with an understanding of key concepts relating to the identification, measurement and reporting of information for decision-making along with an opportunity to apply those concepts in the context of organizations' environmental impact. The engineering courses included in the minor will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and design systems for reducing environmental impact and assess the impact of such systems in comparison to the best and reasonably available control technology standards (BACT, RACT).


Cybersecurity Management for Accountancy Certificate

The Cybersecurity Management for Accountancy Certificate addresses the growing need for Cybersecurity knowledge in the Accounting discipline.  Students will be introduced to Cybersecurity Management fundamentals across several domains including Accounting Information Systems, Networking and Security Threats, IT Governance, Cyber Risk Management, and Audits.  Students will also be introduced to important technologies in the security space, such as Blockchain and the growing business use cases of these technologies.


Deals Certificate

This certificate is designed for accountancy and finance majors who have an interest in pursuing careers in transaction advisory services, investment banking, or mergers and acquisitions either upon graduation or as a next career move.  The course sequence is designed to guide students through transaction basics using a multi-disciplinary lens incorporating accounting, finance, tax, business law, valuation, and due diligence.


Farmer School of Business - Department of Accountancy

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