Barney School of Business


Accounting is a professional major that prepares you for entry-level positions in public accounting, management accounting, and financial management.

3+1 Accelerated Business Program

Earn an undergraduate degree and your MBA or MS in Accounting and Taxation in just four years! Learn more about our 3+1 Program.

April 01, 2022

About the Major

Barney students working on an accounting project

Gain the basic knowledge of accounting theory and practice. Explore accounting’s interrelationship with other fields of business, including financial analysis, operations management, and information technology.

Graduate with the background you need for your first accounting job, and for professional examinations including the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

About the Minor

We also offer an Accounting minor. Visit our course catalog for specific requirements for Barney students and non-Barney students.

Degree Requirements

The program combines core classes, specialized courses, electives, and an internship. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Course Catalog

Featured Core Classes

  • World of Business
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Exploring and Planning Career Options

Specialized Accounting Classes

  • Financial Reporting Theory I-III
  • Cost Management
  • Federal Income Tax Concepts
  • Auditing Concepts and Problem
  • Internship in Accounting

Additional Requirements

  • Internship in Accounting
  • Electives

Career Outlook

When you graduate, you will be prepared to enter a growing industry. The demand for professional accountants is predicted to grow over the next decade, due in part to globalization and complex tax laws.

You will have many specialties from which to choose, including reporting standards, auditing, federal income taxation, cost accounting, budgeting, technology, and management consulting.


Applications for admission are considered on a "rolling basis." We look forward to welcoming you to Barney!

"The Barney School of Business helped me succeed by providing a top tier accounting education as well as a wealth of connections. Being well rounded is part of the curriculum."

Daniel Rombola, 2018

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