B.S. Degree in Accounting {21-22}

B.S. Degree in Accounting

Accounting is a field that provides and analyzes financial and other information for effective decision-making. Career opportunities include public, government, non-profit or management accounting, and public or private auditing. To receive the B.S. Degree in Accounting, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Admission Requirements

Students who officially declare any Paseka School of Business major must apply for admission. A previously admitted student returning to complete a degree in the Paseka School of Business after a year or more of taking no courses must also formally reapply for admission and will be placed into an existing program and follow the curriculum in effect as of the returning date. The student-initiated application must be approved by the chair of the Paseka School of Business. The applicant must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit basic knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Write in a clear and professional manner.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective business presentation.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a professional context.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of business from a global perspective.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 54 credits )

MGMT 498 Strategic Management should be taken after all core requirements are completed.

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
ACCT 280 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FINC 340 Financial Management (3)
MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 371 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
MGMT 380 Operations Management (3)
MGMT 498 Strategic Management (3)

ACCT 306 Contracts and Business Entities (3)
ACCT 330 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 331 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 332 Intermediate III (3)
ACCT 350 Cost Accounting (3) 
ACCT 375 Accounting Systems (3)
ACCT 430 Advanced Accounting (3)
ACCT 441 Tax Accounting I (3)
ACCT 460 Audit I (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
COMM 301 - Business and Professional Communication OR ENGL 387 - Technical Report Writing

Program Requirements

All Paseka School of Business majors must have a 2.50 overall GPA to graduate. This GPA is based solely on courses taken at MSUM.

Students must complete an experiential learning component in order to graduate. Examples include:

  • Internship
  • Executive mentorship
  • Job shadowing
  • Cooperatives
  • Study abroad
  • Faculty/student research projects
  • Participation in academic competitions
  • Dragon Fund
  • Service learning
  • Student academic conference presentations
  • Significant class projects for external entities

Students in any business program must meet the requirements of the major and at least 60 non-business credits that may include 9 credits of economics.

Related Requirements ( 33 credits )

In addition to the courses listed below, students must take one Global course and one Human Diversity course. This requirement can be met by taking one course in LASC 7 and one course in LASC 8. COMM 301 OR ENGL 387 is the writing-intensive course for this major. Students may substitute CSIS 103 and CSIS 104A for CSIS 104.

COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro (3)
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus (3) or MATH 227 Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra (4)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (3) or COMM 301 Business and Professional Communication (3)
PHIL 312 Business Ethics (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3) or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Restricted Electives

These courses are available as electives only and are not required as a part of the program.

ACCT 407 Commercial Transactions, Property and Special Topics (3)
ACCT 432 Advanced Accounting II (3)
ACCT 443 Tax Accounting II (3)
ACCT 461 Audit II (3)
ACCT 469 Internship (1-12)