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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.

Facts and Figures


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


average starting salary for accounting majors

Top 15

in the nation for internship opportunities

A High-Quality Education

  • 150-hour CPA Exam Requirement
  • EY Business Communications Program
  • Study Abroad and Global Learning
  • Two Degrees. Five 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 can be completed in five years or less, with careful planning.

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    A Competitive Advantage

    Big Four accounting firm EY helps prepare UD students for the corporate world and gain a competitive advantage. EY's Business Communication program is integrated into two accounting courses: ACC 305 Intermediate Financial Accounting I and ACC 303 Managerial Accounting. EY works with faculty to provide students with real world insights, along with key writing and data analysis skills.

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    Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Shanghai.

    Technology has made our world increasingly more connected, and the economy has become more global than any time in history. To give our students a leg up prior to graduation, we offer several study abroad programs, including a full slate of summer study programs.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Opportunities and Activities

    Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Through our professional accounting organizations, including the Account Club, Beta Alpha Psi (national accounting fraternity) and the National Association of Black Accountants, you'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections.

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    As the demand for entry level accountants continues to rise, employment opportunities are also growing. Meet the Firms is a networking opportunity exclusive for UD accounting majors, and UD's Career Services office also offers a variety of ways to connect with potential employers. Over 100 employers have recently recruited UD accounting majors.

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

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    Centers of Excellence

    Whether you want to perfect your pitch, manage $47.9 million of the University's endowment, consult for nonprofits or be an angel investor, our Centers can help.

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    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.