Jun 27, 2022
The Department of Accountancy offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Accounting and an undergraduate minor 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
Business Core Requirements:
Business Core Courses
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.
- FY Seminar -CORE 100 or THEO 111
- ENGL 101/115
- Mathematical Perspectives –MATH 140 or 170
- Second Language I 4
- Social Science Elective - ECON 200 1
- CORE 101
- BUAD 101
- THEO 111 or CORE 100-FY Seminar
- Historical Perspectives Elective
- Second Language II 4
- MKTG 300
- ECON 201
- CORE 102
- BUAD 102
- PHIL 100
- Humanities Elective 3
- ACCT 200 GPA
- BAIS 210
- MGMT 200 (DCR Flag)
- BUAD 201
- Natural Sciences or Scientific Perspectives Elective 2
- ACCT 201 GPA
- FINC 300-(Quantitative Reasoning Flag)
- BAIS 211
- BAIS 220
- BUAD 202
- Theological Perspectives Elective
- Philosophical Perspectives - PHIL 200
- MGMT 201 (Oral Communications & Writing Flag)
- ACCT 304-Accounting Info Systems
- ACCT 307-Financial Reporting & Analysis I
- BUAD 301
- Literature &Moral Imagination - ENGL 205
- Scientific Perspectives or Natural Sciences Elective 2
- ECON 300
- ACCT 308– Financial Reporting & Analysis II
- ACCT elective
- BUAD 302
- Creative Perspectives Elective
- Business Core Capstone
- ACCT 311–Taxation
- ACCT 309- Financial Reporting & Analysis III
- General Elective 1*
- BUAD 401
- MGMT 302
- BLAW 300 (ERS Flag)
- ACCT 490-Auditing
- ACCT Elective
- Business Elective or Internship in your Major
- BUAD 402
- CORE 499
- Minimum for undergraduate degree is 120 hours. Major is 25 hours (plus business elective or internship for credit. Many ACCT majors earn 150 hours to sit for the CPA Exam (by double-majoring or pursuing a Master’s Degree).
- 1-Social Science: Business majors must take ECON 200 as Social Science Elective
- 2-Science: Take any six hours of science - but must include at least 3 hours of Natural Science such as BIOL, CHEM or PHYS
- 3-Humanities: Include any Literature (except 205), CLAS, HIST 200+, THEO 300+, PHIL 300+ (but cannot also double count as ERS)
- 4-Foreign Language: Must complete 201-level
- FLAGS: All flags are included in business core curriculum
- *General electives may be filled by any course or pre-requisites based on Math or Foreign Language placement scores
- GPA- Accounting majors must earn B- or better in ACCT 200 and ACCT 201 to proceed in the major.