Our accounting program will prepare you for a variety of challenging and diverse professional paths.

Accounting Major Requirements

The accounting sequence, 128 credits, results in a four-year B.B.A. degree which prepares students to work in accounting in organizations such as service, banking and manufacturing.

If students desire to take the CPA exam and work as a Certified Public Accountant, an additional 22 credits are required. These extra credits can be in any area of study. Students can complete the additional requirements by taking extra courses during summer or J-term sessions, taking an overload during the regular semesters (over four full courses), or some combination of the above. 

Note that for existing SNC students, a maximum of three courses (9 to 12 credits) can be transferred into SNC. Courses taken at other qualifying institutions beyond the allowed can count toward the 150 credits.

Suggested Accounting Sequence – 128 semester credit program

A. Core
Freshman Year

  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUAD 142 Computer Applications in Business
  • MATH 124 Survey of Calculus or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 1
Sophomore Year
  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • BUAD 230 Foundations of Management
  • BUAD 270 Marketing Concepts and Issues
  • BUAD 284 Statistics for Business and Economics or MATH 321 Probability and Statistics

B. Advanced
Junior Year

  • ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems (spring)
  • ACCT 315 Managerial Cost Accounting (fall)
  • ACCT 316 Advanced Managerial Accounting (two credits – spring)
  • ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting 1 (fall)
  • ACCT 326 Intermediate Accounting 2 (spring)
  • BUAD 350 Corporate Finance

Senior Year

  • ACCT 318 Auditing (fall)
  • BUAD 390 Business Law 
  • ACCT 419 Federal Income Tax (fall)
  • ACCT 421 Advanced Tax (two credits – spring)
  • BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar


  • ACCT 229 Fraud Investigation 1 (two credits)
  • ACCT 320 Accounting for Government and Not-For-Profit (two credits)
  • ACCT 329 Fraud Investigation 2 (two credits)
  • ACCT 422 Accounting Business Combinations (two credits)
  • ACCT 289 Accounting Special Topics (two or four credits)