Accountancy- Bachelor of Science in Business

For information, contact the Department of Accountancy, 3094 FSB, 513-529-6200.

The department’s mission is to prepare students to excel as high-integrity business leaders and accounting professionals and to enable faculty members to be outstanding instructors whose scholarship informs their teaching and who positively impact the professional and Miami community. The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 1984.

The bachelor’s degree program provides a general understanding of multiple areas of accounting and related skills. It prepares graduates for entry-level positions that require only an undergraduate degree and for graduate business and accounting programs.

The master’s degree program provides an in-depth understanding of selected areas of accounting and business and related skills. It prepares graduates for entry-level positions that require more than a bachelor's degree.

Combined Degree Option

Most states, including Ohio, require that students have 150 hours of education, with at least a bachelor's degree, to take the CPA exam. This requires additional education beyond the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Miami.

High-achieving students have the option of pursuing a combined degree program in which they can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accountancy within four years. After completing the program, they are qualified to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio and most other states that have adopted the 150-hour education requirement.

To be eligible to apply for the combined degree program, students must have completed at least 64 credit hours with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and have completed ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a minimum accountancy GPA of 3.0.

Please contact the department’s Academic Program Coordinator to learn more about this option.

Special Curriculum Requirements

Students must earn at least a cumulative 2.00 GPA in all accountancy courses attempted at Miami. Students must also complete at least four required junior or senior-level accountancy courses at Miami.

Program Requirements

Required courses
ACC 256Accountancy Career Exploration and Planning1
ACC 321Intermediate Financial Accounting3
ACC 333Managerial Accounting3
ACC 343Federal Income Tax Accounting3
ACC 361Modeling Business Processes in Accounting Information Systems3
ACC 422/522Financial Accounting Research3
ACC 453/553Financial Statement Auditing3
Professional electives
Select at least six semester hours at the 200 level or above, including at least one course from a business department other than accountancy6
Total Credit Hours25