Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    Mar 24, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Hegis Code 5002

The accounting major is designed to give training in the fundamentals of accounting as a necessary skill for the understanding of business. It provides a sequence of specialized instruction in accounting theory, cost management, budgeting, auditing, taxation, accounting systems and accounting as a management tool. The student majoring in accounting is prepared for a career in public accounting, corporate accounting or government service as well as for graduate study. In completing the requisite courses for an accounting major, and ECO 1010  (Principles of Macroeconomics) and ECO 1020  (Principles of Microeconomics), the student fulfills the academic requirements for admission to the licensing examinations for Certified Public Accounting in New York State.

With special permission, undergraduate students majoring in accounting at Mount Saint Mary College may take up to 6 graduate credits in the college’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Mount Saint Mary College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs, including the major in accounting through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. IACBE is the premier business accreditating body for business program in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE accredits business degree programs at more than 225 colleges and universities in more than 20 countries. IACBE promotes and recognizes excellence in business education in colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

A concentration in sports management is also available in this major.

Program Requirements for Accounting Major

Course Requirements in Accounting and Additional Business Courses

Total: (39)

Course Requirements in Business-Related Fields

Total: (18)

Additional Course Requirements (from the General Education program)

Total: (6)

Total Program Requirements for Accounting Major: (63)

General Education Course Requirements

  • Arts and Letters (12)
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics, in addition to   (6)
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies, in addition to    (6)
  • Social Sciences (9)

Total: (33)

Liberal Arts Elective Requirements: (24)

Total Credit Requirement for Graduation: (120)

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