Accounting B.S.B.A.
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The B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting provides comprehensive coverage of the many functions that accountants perform in the complex and dynamic contemporary business environment. Students in the program learn the fundamentals of financial reporting and how to analyze and use financial information when making business decisions. They also learn how to leverage information technology and apply ethical principles and social responsibility in business interactions. With the 4+1 integrated degree program, students can go on to earn their M.B.A. with only one additional year of study. A variety of master's degree programs in computer and information systems can also be integrated this way.

Graduates go on to work in all areas of accounting, including auditing, taxation, managerial or cost, financial reporting, and governmental accounting. Jobs include certified public accountant (CPA), internal auditor, IT auditor/consultant, data analyst, economist, and tax adviser.

Interested students in this course of study may be eligible for the Early Law School Admission Program.

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Contact Information

Jacob Peng
Email: peng@rmu.edu 
Phone: 412-397-6385
Fax: 412-397-2585
Room: Massey Hall 206

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall - 16 credits

  • CSEN1010 Reading and Writing Strategies
  • MATH1010 Pre-Calculus 
  • INFS1020 Introduction to Decision Support Systems
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • ACCT2030 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • FYSP1000 First Year Experience

Freshman Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology
  • CSEN1020 Argument and Research
  • MGMT2100 Statistical/Quantitative Analysis
    • or MATH2040 Finite Math & Applied Calculus
  • ECON1020 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ACCT2060 Managerial Accounting

Sophomore Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • MGMT2000 Management Theory and Practice
    • or MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT2100 Statistical/Quantitative Analysis
    • or MATH2040 Finite Math & Applied Calculus
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • ACCT3030 Intermediate Financial Acct I
  • ECON1030 Principles of Microeconomics

Sophomore Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • MGMT2000 Management Theory and Practice
    • or MARK2000 Principles of Marketing
  • FINA3000 Principles of Finance
  • BLAW1050 Legal Environment of Business I
  • CSCM2040 Professional Communicants in Workplace
  • ACCT3110 Taxes I: Federal Taxes

Junior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • ACCT3040 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT3100 Cost Accounting I
  • HIST____ History Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • ELIT____ Literature Elective

Junior Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • ACCT3060 Accounting Information Systems
  • MGMT4050 International Business
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • MGMT3650 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Senior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • ACCT4010 Auditing
  • ACCT____ Accounting Elective*
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • Business Administration Elective*
  • Non-Business Elective

Senior Year, Spring - 14 credits

  • MGMT4850 Strategic Management
  • ACCT____ Accounting Elective*
  • Non-Business Elective
  • Non-Business Elective
  • Non-Business Elective

* All Business Electives must be a 3 or 4 level course

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Major Credits
63
Accounting, Finance, Management
Core Credits
42
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
15

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