Overview

Major Area of Specialization in Accounting (People & Society)

The accounting major prepares business students to make a smooth transition from college into a successful and meaningful career in the professional practice of accounting, whether it be in public, private, or governmental accounting. Because of the professional aspects of accounting, equal emphasis is placed on general education in the arts and humanities and the functioning of business enterprises, as well as the basic underlying concepts of accounting.

Curriculum Requirements

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 , 2
ENG 105English Composition I 3
ENG 106English Composition II 33
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 20
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law and Ethics3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 211Professional Development for Finance and Accounting (or other approved Miami Herbert Business School career course)1
or MGT 199 Professional Development and Success in the Workplace
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (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 100Managing for Success in the Global Environment3
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 406Accounting Systems3
Choose two courses (6 credit hours) from the following technology, finance, and analytics choices: 56
Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms
Database Management Systems
Intermediate Financial Management
Investment and Security Markets
Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization
Data Analysis
Total Credit Hours120
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
3
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
BUS 211 Professional Development for Finance and Accounting 1
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 403 Fundamentals of Taxation 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 402 Auditing 3
Choice course in technology, finance, or analytics 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
Choice course in technology, finance, or analytics 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 301 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 406 Accounting Systems 3
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120

Mission

  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.

Goals

The objective of the program of studies in accounting is to prepare business students to make a smooth transition from college into a successful and meaningful career in the professional practice of accounting, whether it be in public, private, or governmental accounting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be critical thinkers, able to select and apply appropriate models, tools, and techniques, and frameworks to enable them to render analytically sound business decisions.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be able to identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues in business scenarios.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will demonstrate professional written communication skills.