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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

Contrary to Popular Belief, Accounting Isn't All Numbers

Sure, they play a large part, but our approach involves preparing, analyzing, and communicating relevant information — not simply numbers — to decision-makers. You'll understand the value behind equations, using critical thinking to ascertain their meaning. Upon graduation, you'll be an asset to corporations and organizations, helping their effectiveness and efficiency.

To meet the growing demands of the accounting field, our program encompasses a wide range of curricular and extracurricular components, emphasizing the demands of a complex professional environment. The curriculum focuses on integrating technology, globalization, and ethics, preparing you for success in our global economy. 

To learn more about the available accounting courses and to view a sample plan of study, please reference our Academic Catalog.

  • 98%

    are employed, in grad school, or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation (2021-2022)

  • 97%

    of accounting majors complete full-time, paid internships prior to graduation (2020)

  • Top 10%

    of university CPA exam performance in Ohio

A High-Quality Education

Why Major in Accounting? 4+1 Program: CPA Licensure Winter Internships

A Competitive Advantage

Our program prepares students for the careers they desire. Whether it is coursework, faculty support, or guidance about career paths, we provide the tools and support you need. Our students share their stories about how our program lays a solid foundation for careers in accounting.

Two Degrees. 4+1 years or Less.

Meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in many states while enhancing your professional foundation. Combine an undergraduate accounting major with the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree. The combined Bachelor’s Plus Master’s program (4+1) can be completed in five years or less, with careful planning.

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Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Chicago for Spring Semester.

To give our students a leg up, we provide networking opportunities for “winter” or spring semester internships at accounting firms during your third or fourth year. These full-time internships (often called “co-ops”) allow you the opportunity to experience a real busy season and know with confidence that you have found your perfect fit for full-time employment

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Visit Us

Interested in visiting the School of Business Administration and learning more about us? We'd love to meet with you! The best way to understand our passion, innovation, and community is to experience it yourself. Experience an academic tour by scheduling a Business Visit. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.


Double Major

Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.


To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.


Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

Bachelor's Plus Master's

The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

Career Outcomes

At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

Academic and Career Advising

Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.


Department of Accounting

Miriam Hall, Room 410
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242

AACSB Accredited

Our accounting programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). Fewer than 25% of AACSB-accredited schools of business worldwide hold separate accounting accreditation.