May 24, 2018
The Department of Accountancy offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Accounting. Also, it offers a Master of Science in Accounting (MS) and two combined undergraduate/graduate degree options leading to either a BSBA and an MS or a BSBA and an MBA. These combined programs are designed to provide the student with an undergraduate and graduate degree while meeting the law in effect in most states that requires 150 semester credit hours of education to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Eligible students are allowed to begin graduate coursework during their senior year.
The BSBA in Accounting is a four-year program that may be a terminal degree for students interested in careers in corporate, governmental and not-for-profit accounting. For CPA candidates the four year program can be combined with additional undergraduate coursework to fulfill the 150-hour requirement. Elective internship experiences are available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Requirements for the BSBA Accounting Major
Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:
48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including
Business core requirements:
A 2.00 grade point average must be attained in the business core. At least half of the 42 total credit hours must be taken at Xavier.
25 hours of specific accounting courses above the business core:
Choose 2 of the following:
- 3 hours of business electives.
- The BSBA degree program typically requires 121 total credit hours. A 2.000 grade point average (GPA) must be attained overall, in the business core and the accounting major.
- Ethical issues and professional responsibilities of accountants are integrated throughout these courses.
- Any course taken at another institution to fulfill an accounting major requirement must be from an AACSB accredited business school and approved by the department. Approval should be obtained in advance to insure transfer credit.
- The business elective can be fulfilled by taking ACCT 303 Internship / Accounting Junior, ACCT 312 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I, or ACCT 403 Internship / Accounting Senior as well as the two accounting electives not chosen above or a non-business core course from another discipline.
This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Note that the following schedule should only be followed by a student who does not plan to complete the requirements to be eligible to take the CPA exam. See your academic advisor.
- MATH 140 - Concepts of Calculus (3)
- ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 150 - Rhetoric (3)
- PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro. to Philosophy (3)
- Second Language I (3)
- CORE 100 - First year seminar (3)
- CORE 101 - First year Co-Curricular (0)
- BUAD 101 - The Business Professions I (0)
- INFO 120 - Introduction to Business Technology (1)
- ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles (3)
- Historical Perspectives Elective (3)
- Second Language II (3)
- Scientific Perspectives or Natural Sciences Elective (3)
- THEO 111- Theological Foundations (3)
- CORE 102 - First year Co-Curricular (0)
- BUAD 102 - The Business Profession I (0)
- ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
- ECON 200 - Macroeconomic Principles (3)
- INFO 220 - Management of Information Technology (3)
- PHIL 200+ - Philosophical Perspectives (3)
- SHRM 200 - Human Resources in a Diverse Society (3)
- STAT 210 - Statistics for Business I (3)
- BUAD 201 - The Business Profession II (0)
- ACCT 201 - Introductory Managerial Accounting (3)
- ACCT 304 - Accounting Information Systems (3)
- STAT 211 - Statistics for Business II (3)
- Theological Perspectives Elective (3)
- Scientific Perspectives or Natural Science Elective (3)
- BUAD 202 - The Business Profession II (0)
- ACCT 307 - Financial Accounting & Reporting I (3)
- ACCT 311 - Introduction to Taxation (4)
- FINC 300 - Business Finance (3)
- MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior (3)
- MGMT 301 - Managerial Communications (2)
- BUAD 301 - The Business Profession III (0)
- ACCT 308 - Financial Acct. and Reporting II (3)
- ACCT - Accounting Required Elective or VITA I (3)
- ECON 300 - Int’l. Trade & Business Environment (3)
- ENGL 205 - Literature and Moral Imagination (3)
- MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing (3)
- BUAD 302 - The Business Profession II (0)
- ACCT 309 - Financial Acct. & Reporting III (3)
- ACCT - Accounting Elective or Auditing (3)
- BLAW 300 - Legal Environment (3)
- MGMT 302 - Quality and Productivity in Operations (3)
- Writing Intensive Elective (3)
- BUAD 401 - The Business Profession IV (0)
- Accounting Elective or Auditing (3)
- General Elective or VITA I or VITA II (3)
- Creative Perspectives Elective (3)
- Humanities Elective (3)
- BUAD 402 - The Business Profession IV (0)
- All students must complete an oral communication, writing-intensive and quantitative reasoning flagged course. Many are included within the business core or major.
- Approved study abroad courses may be substituted for 201-level language
- Take six hours of science - but must include at least 3 hours of Scientific Perspectives Electives and 3 hours of Natural Sciences Electives (such as BIOL, CHEM or PHYS)
- Business students must take ECON 200 as the Social Science Elective
- Humanities elective is fulfilled by any Literature (except 205), CLAS, HIST 200+, THEO 300+, PHIL 300+ (but cannot also double count as ERS).