Albers School of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Accounting Major

  • In order to earn the bachelor of arts in business administration degree with a major in accounting, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

    I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

    55 credits, including:

    Module I

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
    UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
    UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
    UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities 5
    UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
    UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

    Module II

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
    UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
    UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

    Module III

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
    UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
    UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

    II. Albers Business Foundation Requirements

    82 credits, including:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BUAD 1000 Introduction to Business
    (must be taken first quarter)
    ACCT 2300   Principles of Accounting I 5
    ACCT 2310   Principles of Accounting II 5
    BCOM 2800 Business Communication 5
    ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
    ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
    ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
    IS 3150   Introduction to Information Systems 5
    ECON 3100   Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
    FINC 3400 Business Finance 5
    MKTG 3500 Introduction to Marketing 5
    OPER 3600 Manufacturing and Service Operations 5
    BLAW 3700 Business and International Law 5
    MGMT 3800 Principles of Management 5
    MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy 5
    Choose one of the following two courses: 5
    INBU 3200 Global Environment of Business  
    ECON 3130   Global and Domestic Macroeconomics  
    Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
    MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
    MATH 1334 Calculus I  

    EXCEL Requirement

    All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as follows: 

    • Freshman students need to be certified by the time they have reached 45 credits.
    • Transfer students need to be certified by the end of their first quarter in Albers.

    For details, see the Excel FAQ.

    III. Major Requirements

    35 credits, including:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ACCT 3010 Accounting Information: Systems, Tools, and Concepts 5
    ACCT 3110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 5
    ACCT 3120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 5
    ACCT 3300 Cost Accounting 5
    ACCT 3360 Federal Income Tax I 5
    ACCT 4200 Controllership: Integration of the Accounting Function 5
    ACCT 4350 Auditing I 5

    IV. Additional Requirements

    Course Title Credits
    General Electives to total 180 credit hours 8

    With permission of the chair of the accounting program, students with an undergraduate accounting degree from Seattle University who have taken ACCT 4360/5350 and ACCT 4310/5330 may waive six elective credits of their MPAC program. These electives will satisfy course requirements toward both the undergraduate degree in accounting and the master of professional accounting.

    Please note:

    1. BCOM 2800 must be taken prior to or simultaneously with ACCT 3010.
    2. Accounting majors must normally complete 55 credits of business courses at Seattle University; 45 of these credits must be at the upper-division level and only 10 credits may be transferred toward the concentration area and no more than 15 toward their business foundation courses.
    3. Internships or independent studies will not satisfy major requirements.

    * Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.