Accountancy- Bachelor of Science in Business

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

Miami University’s Accountancy program develops students into high integrity, adaptive business leaders. Our program not only provides students with accountancy expertise, but also with the types of critical thinking, communications, and data analysis skills necessary to meaningfully contribute to the global community. Students engage with outstanding faculty members whose scholarship informs their teaching and who positively impact the profession, university, and community. The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) since 1984.

Our undergraduate accountancy curriculum equips students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Our master’s curriculum further develops knowledge, skills, and abilities so that graduates can be successful in a wide range of careers in a variety of industries. Both programs are designed to adapt to the changing needs of students and the demands of the workplaces they will enter.


Combined Degree Option

Some states require that students have 150 hours of education, with at least a bachelor's degree, to take the CPA exam. All states require 150 hours of education, or a master's degree, to obtain licensure. This requires additional education beyond the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Miami.

Students have the option to complete a four-year 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.

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 three semester hours at the 200 level or above3
Total Credit Hours22