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Accountancy BSBA/MA (46-621)

School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy's mission is to prepare students to be competent professionals in the field of accountancy.  We carry out this mission with accessible, student-focused faculty who provide an applied accounting education.

Preparation for CPA Examination

The BSBA/MA provides you a seamless path to complete the 150 hours required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. This designation shows that you hold yourself to a higher standard. For more information about becoming certified, visit the AICPA’s web site.

As you are taking your first 3000 level accounting course, consult with the School of Accountancy’s Graduate Coordinator to complete an application for the BSBA/MA.

Endless Career Opportunities

Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. With a degree in Accountancy, you will be the professional who works with everyone – from individuals and small companies to large corporations, government agencies and non-profits.

Great Job Security

No matter how the economy is doing, companies need accountants. There are more positions than accountants to fill them.  This demand for accountants means you will enjoy a starting salary that is higher than other areas in business. This also means you will have numerous opportunities for internships and entry-level positions.

Student Involvement

Our students are involved with organizations and activities that provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and interact with students and professionals.

 

Accountancy Students Organization

ASO offers great opportunities for you to get involved outside of the classroom. This organization orients students to the Accountancy major and profession. As an Accountancy major, you are automatically a member of ASO free of charge.

Beta Alpha Psi

BAP is an honorary organization for financial students andprofessionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage andgive recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the businessinformation field. Beta Alpha Psi provides you with many opportunities to interact with professionals.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA is offered on campus each tax season. You will attend training sessions to become certified and then volunteer to prepare income tax returns for UCM students, staff and the general public. The hands-on experience you will gain is invaluable, as is the service provided to our many taxpayer participants.

AACSB Accountancy Accreditation

In addition to the School of Business Administration, our Accountancy programs are separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), so you know you’re earning a degree that counts in the real world.

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