of Accounting and Management Information Systems
332 Business Administration, 419-372-2767
The BSBA specialization in accounting is accredited
by the AACSB
InternationalThe Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business. The undergraduate
curriculum for a specialization in accounting
is designed for the student who wants to prepare
for a career as a professional accountant
with industry, government, or nonprofit organizations
or for public accounting practice as a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA). Opportunities exist
to work in such specialized areas as auditing,
financial reporting, cost and managerial accounting,
taxation, and information systems consulting.
general degree requirements
Students completing the accounting specialization
must complete University,
core, and business
core requirements for the BSBA degree,
to the BSBA program. For students specializing
in accounting, ECON 3110 is recommended to
fill the professional core requirements. Those
planning to take the CPA examination are advised
to take LEGS 4010 rather than 3010 as part
of the professional core.
Admission to the accounting specialization
Students who plan to obtain the BSBA degree
with an accounting specialization should enroll
in the pre-accounting program within the college.
To enroll in upper-level accounting classes
and gain admission to the specialization,
a student must:
2210 and 2220 with a grade of "C"
or better in each;
a minimum of 51 semester hours of University
a cumulative grade point average of at least
2.6, including grades from all universities
and colleges attended.
specialization requirements (21 hours)
for 2010-2011 course requirements
of "C" or better must be earned
in each course taken for the area of specialization.
3210, 3310, 3410 or 4420, 4510, 4600
courses (6 hours) from: 3000- or 4000-level
courses (except ACCT
Public Accountant (CPA)
To qualify as a candidate for the CPA examination
in the State of Ohio, one must hold at least
a bachelor's degree and have a minimum of
30 semester hours of accounting. A minimum
of 150 semester hours of university education
is required. Hours taken beyond the bachelor's
degree may be taken within the context of
a master's program, as an extended undergraduate
program, or as independent study. See the
Accountancy Board of Ohio web site for further
offers both master of accountancy (MAcc)
and master of business administration (MBA)
programs that permit students to fulfill
the additional educational requirements
for the CPA within the context of a graduate
degree program. For additional information,
contact the department (419-372-2767) or
Graduate and Executive Programs in Business
Management Accountant (CMA)
Professional certification involves taking
the Certified Management Accountant examination.
Preparation may be enhanced by selection
of the controllership track of the accounting
specialization in the BSBA degree program.
information about certifications can be
obtained from the department office.