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 and Innovation3
BTE 320Introduction to Programming3
BUS 101First Step: Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through Teamwork3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
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
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Quantitative Choice - Select one of these suggested courses approved by the academic advisor - check pre-requisites: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
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

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 Business School 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 Business School.

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 Principles of Microeconomics 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
Spring
ACC 221 Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
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 and Innovation 3
MAS 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 403 Fundamentals of Taxation 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 312 Statistical Methods and Quality Control 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
ACC 404 Advanced Taxation 3
BSL 401 The Law of Financial Transactions 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 402 Auditing 3
BTE 320 Introduction to Programming 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
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
Spring
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