Jun 09, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Accounting Major, B.S.

Requirements for the major in accounting

 Major adviser: Lori Dorko

The accounting faculty has adopted the statement of mission as defined in the School of Business Administration Mission Statement. Within the context of that mission statement, the accounting curriculum is intended to prepare graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government.

To fulfill requirements for the accounting major, students must be admitted to major standing in accounting, complete the core program and earn a minimum of 32 credits in the courses specified below, with a grade of 2.0 or better in each major course. A grade of 2.0 or better must be achieved in each prerequisite course before an Oakland University student may begin work in a subsequent accounting course.

Electives — choose 12 credits

32 total credits


Note: The 500-level accounting courses are open to undergraduate accounting majors during their senior year with the permission of the Faculty Coordinator for the Masters of Accounting Program. Students who have taken ACC 505, ACC 521, ACC 526 or ACC 533 under a previous catalog will be able to count the course as an elective.

Because of specific examination requirements, students who plan to take a professional accounting examination (CPA, CMA or CIA) should discuss their options with an accounting faculty member before enrolling in 400-level accounting courses. The Master of Accounting degree program provides for 30 credits of accounting and related course-work. Undergraduate students will be able to apply to the program during the fourth year of their undergraduate program. With the completion of 158 credits of undergraduate and graduate course-work, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting and a Master of Accounting. Students are encouraged to seek advising from the Faculty Coordinator of the Master of Accounting Program if they are considering this option.

Students planning to sit for the CPA Examination should be aware that the State of Michigan (and most other states) requires a minimum of 150 credit hours to become a Certified Public Accountant. The requirement will be satisfied by completing the Master of Accounting degree program. While the MAcc program is recommended, additional undergraduate courses may also satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement. The MAcc Faculty Coordinator can help you evaluate different options for your situation.