Curriculum Requirements

Major Area of Specialization in Accounting (People & Society)

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BBA in Accounting must complete the BBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Accounting major area of specialization as follows:

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I 3
ENG 106English Composition II 3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 218
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BUS 101First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork)3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 110Quantitative Applications in Business (minimum grade of C- required) 3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics (minimum grade of C- required) 3
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics3
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Major Area of Specialization in Accounting 4
ACC 301Cost Accounting3
ACC 311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 312Intermediate Accounting II 43
ACC 402Auditing3
ACC 403Fundamentals of Taxation3
ACC 404Advanced Taxation3
ACC 406Accounting Systems3
ACC 411Advanced Accounting3
BSL 401The Law of Financial Transactions3
Total Credit Hours120

NOTE:  ENG 105 and ENG 106or their equivalents, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.


 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.


 Students who do not earn at least a C- in ENG 106 must either repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.


To continue as an accounting major, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in accounting courses before enrolling in ACC 312.  In subsequent coursework specific to the Accounting major area of specialization, including ACC 312 , a grade of "C-" or better is acceptable as long as the overall GPA in the major is a 2.0. 

Sample Plan of Study 

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the School of Business and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the School of Business.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 403 Fundamentals of Taxation 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 402 Auditing 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
ACC 404 Advanced Taxation 3
ACC 411 Advanced Accounting 3
BSL 401 The Law of Financial Transactions 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 301 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 406 Accounting Systems 3
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120