Your degree or certificate plan: Accounting

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Your degree or certificate plan: Accounting

St. Kate's Accounting majors are critical, analytical and global thinkers with strong ethical and leadership skills. You'll learn to understand the whole financial picture of an organization — be it a small company, a nonprofit or a Fortune 500 company — so you can make informed business decisions, communicate the implications, and become a vital part of the management team.


To earn your bachelor's degree with an Accounting major, you'll complete:

  • Courses for your Accounting major, listed below
  • Real-world, applied learning to build your resume: an internship (if you choose), and on-site, workplace "stretch" career development projects 
  • Core liberal arts courses for your bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree
  • Additional electives, as needed, to gain the total number of credits (130) required for your B.A. or B.S. 

Find out more about transferring in courses from other colleges or universities to meet core liberal arts or elective requirements.

If you already have a bachelor's degree, see below for information on enrolling as a "second major" certificate student.


Courses for your Accounting major

Intensive core courses — from auditing and taxation to financial management and cost accounting — prepare you for a range of diverse fields. You also gain a solid foundation in economics, ethics, business law, psychology or sociology, statistical analysis and technology. Our upper-level accounting electives prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam:

  • ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 3110: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 3120: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 3150: Income Tax
  • ACCT 3210: Financial Management
  • ACCT 4120: Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 4130: Auditing
  • BUSI 3650: Business Law
  • BUSI 4800: Business Portfolio (0 credits)
  • One additional upper-division accounting course

Required supporting courses:

  • ECON 2250: Statistical Analysis for Decision Making or MATH 1080: Statistical Analysis
  • ECON 2100: Quantitative Methods in Business and Economics or MATH 1070: Finite Math Analysis
  • ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2620: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ​MGMT 2400: Principles of Management​
  • One additional course from economics, computer science, communications or mathematics

Relevant electives

Electives relevant to the accounting major include:

  • ACCT 4100: Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 4754: Accounting Practicum
  • ECON 3350: Financial Markets and Institutions

Business portfolio

All Accounting majors complete a business portfolio. In the portfolio you will integrate the life skills and knowledge you bring with you and the knowledge, skills and values learned through courses and field experiences in the program. The portfolio is cumulative in nature; most aspects are completed as part of course work.

Writing requirements

Accounting majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ACCT 4130.

Get a head start on your master's

While pursuing your B.A. or B.S. degree, you may take up to two courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program. These courses will count toward your bachelor's-level elective requirements and (if you decide to continue on) your master's degree.


Earning a "second major" certificate

If you've already earned a bachelor's degree in another discipline, and are looking to add an Accounting major to your portfolio, consider enrolling in Evening|Weekend|Online at St. Kate's as a "second major" Accounting student. You'll complete the courses listed above for the Accounting major and receive a second major certificate.

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