Curriculum Requirements

Major Area of Specialization in Accounting (People & Society)

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

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 27
BSBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 221Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 222Accelerated Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BTE 320Introduction to Programming3
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 Problems3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 311Applied Probability and Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 312Statistical Methods and Quality Control3
MTH 161Calculus I (minimum grade of C- required)4
MTH 162Calculus II4
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
Quantitative Choice - Select one of these suggested courses approved by the academic advisor:3
Object-Oriented Programming
Database Management Systems
Applied Econometrics
Mathematical Economics And Applications
Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making
Stochastic Models in Operations Research
Computer Simulation Systems
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis (pre-requisite of MGT 303)
Supply Chain Strategy
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 106 , or 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
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
ACC 221 Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
ACC 222 Accelerated Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
MAS 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 312 Statistical Methods and Quality Control 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
ACC 403 Fundamentals of Taxation 3
BSL 401 The Law of Financial Transactions 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 402 Auditing 3
ACC 404 Advanced Taxation 3
BTE 320 Introduction to Programming 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
ACC 406 Accounting Systems (This course is taken in fall for Accelerated Accounting only. All others take ACC 406 in spring.) 3
ACC 411 Advanced Accounting 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 301 Cost Accounting 3
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
Quantitative Choice Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120