Accounting Program Description

The accounting program is designed to provide accounting major graduates with the knowledge required to become successful in today’s multi-faceted business world. The program combines accounting courses with information technology and functional activities of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations, while providing students with an understanding of contemporary work environments, issues, and challenges.

Emphasis is placed on financial accounting at the intermediate level, international accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, and business law. The capstone course requires a synthesis of knowledge using a business strategy approach.

The accounting curriculum satisfies all requirements for graduates to take the Certified Public Accounting examination in Maryland. In addition to passing the CPA exam, the state of Maryland requires applicants for licensing to acquire a total of 150 credit hours of coursework. Several options are available to help students fulfill the additional 30 credit hours of coursework.