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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.

99%

are employed, in grad school, or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation (2020-2021)

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

  • 4+1 Program: CPA Licensure
  • EY Business Communications Program
  • Winter Internships
  • 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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    A Competitive Advantage

    Today’s accounting professionals need excellent communication skills. Big Four accounting firm EY helps prepare UD students for the professional world and gain a competitive advantage. EY's Business Communication program is integrated into ACC 305 Intermediate Financial Accounting I. In this program, EY works with faculty to provide students with real world insights, along with key writing and analysis skills.

    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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    DESIGN YOUR ACADEMIC PATH

    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.

    BWISE

    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

    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.

    CONTACT

    Department of Accounting

    Miriam Hall, Room 410
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242
    937-229-2420
    Email

    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.