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Learn to interpret the world around you through numbers. The Accounting department prepares you for a professional career in accounting, taxation, and financial management. Get a degree that helps you play a constructive role in business and industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

The Accounting department offers the following options for undergraduate students:

  • BSBA in Accounting
  • Accounting Minor
  • 4+1 Degree Program

If you major in accounting, you’ll complete 150 hours of pre-professional or professional accounting experience through an internship, part- or full-time employment, or cooperative education.

Our 4+1 Degree Program recognizes top undergraduate accounting majors. If you complete an undergraduate accounting program at a U.S. institution and have a 3.5 cumulative GPA in your final semester, you may be able to waive the GMAT or GRE when applying to our MSA, MST, or joint MSA/MST Programs.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 15, 2015 Tuition fee
  • USD 16265 Semester (National)

Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265

Start date 2016 Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Accounting Major Requirements

The BSBA in Accounting requires completion of 24 credit hours in accounting beyond the completion of ACCT 201, Accounting for Decision Making I and ACCT 202, Accounting for Decision Making II. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the accounting major and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall must be maintained to graduate.

Accounting majors must complete 150 hours of pre-professional or professional accounting experience prior to graduating.

Accounting majors are assigned a faculty advisor from the Accounting Department to assist them in planning their program of studies and advise them on academic and career matters.

Accounting Major Required Courses, 7 Courses, 21 Credits

  • ACCT-320 Federal Taxation I
  • ACCT-321 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT-322 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT-331 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT-430 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT-431 Auditing and Assurance Services
  • ACCT-450 Accounting Theory & Practice

Accounting Elective Courses, 1 Course, 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

  • ACCT-310 International Business Accounting
  • ACCT-415 Not-For-Profit Acct & Control
  • ACCT-422 Federal Taxation II
  • ACCT-432 Advanced Accounting

Pre-Professional Experience, Non-Credit

  • ACCT-560 Accounting Practicum
Accounting majors must complete 150 hours of pre-professional or professional accounting experience prior to graduating. Experience may be acquired through an internship, part- or full-time employment, or a cooperative education position. Students register for ACCT 560 Accounting Internship during the semester in which they complete the required 150 hours. This experiential component carries no academic credit, does not require any tuition, and will be graded pass/fail. Approval of this experience must be obtained from the Accounting Department.

BSBA Degree Requirements

The completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree includes:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework and satisfaction of all degree requirements;
  • 2.0 overall cumulative average;
  • 2.0 average in major and minor fields of study;
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of business coursework must be completed at Suffolk University; and,
  • An overall minimum of 45 semester hours of coursework must be completed at Suffolk University to be eligible to be considered for degree.

BSBA students must complete a minimum of 124 credits, AND all mandatory courses and requirements. Course descriptions may be updated periodically to reflect changes since the last published catalog.

Full-time students normally complete their degree requirements in four years. A student may shorten the time required by attending summer sessions. Part-time students normally take five to seven years to complete the requirements, depending on the course load carried

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with specific degree requirements. Any exception to the Program of Study requires written approval from Michele Rosenthal, Director, Undergraduate Programs, Sawyer Business School.

Recommended Four-Year Course Sequence

Below is an overview of the courses students must complete and the year they are expected to do so. Students should meet with their advisors to review their program of study.

The Business School’s curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills cumulatively, building from introductory material to more specialized or advanced study in areas of major concentration. Prerequisites have been established for courses that require preparation in order for students to benefit fully from the learning experience.

Students are responsible for taking courses in the prescribed sequence. This means:

  • All prerequisites must be satisfied
  • Students must have satisfactorily completed 54 credits in order to register for upper division courses in the Business School (Business School undergraduate courses numbered 300 or higher, unless otherwise stated).
  • Students must have completed all freshman and sophomore required courses prior to registering in junior-level courses. In particular, students are expected to have completed required writing and quantitative courses before the junior year.

Required Courses to be completed in the first year

  • SBS-100 careerSTART
  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I
  • WRI-102 First Year Writing IId the critical reading of a variety of texts.
  • ENT-101 Business Foundations
  • STATS-250 Applied Statistics
  • BLE-215 Business Ethics and Law

Creativity and Innovation Requirement

When searching for classes, select course type "CI". Choose from the options provided.

Globalization Requirement

Choose one of the following options [Global Business majors take SIB 101]:

  • SIB-101 Globalization
  • HST-149 Empires & Globalization in World History I
  • HST-150 Empires & Globalization in World History II

Math Requirement

Incoming students to the University (who have not transferred in the math requirement) take the University math assessment for placement in an appropriate math course. Students may be placed in prerequisite math courses based upon their assessment results in order to prepare for their Math requirement. In general, students will choose one the following options:

  • MATH-128 Math for the Modern World
  • MATH-130 Topics in Finite Mathematics
  • MATH-134 Calculus for Management & Social Sciences
  • MATH-165 Calculus I

Required courses to be completed by the end of the sophomore year

  • SBS-200 careerEXPLORE
  • SBS-220 Business Writing
  • EC-102 Global Macroeconomics
  • ACCT-201 Acct for Decision Making I
  • ACCT-202 Acct for Decision Making II
  • ISOM-201 Data and Decisions Analysis
  • MGT-217 Organizational Behavior
  • MKT-210 Principles of Marketing
  • MKT-220 Business Research Methods

Social, Cultural and Global Perspectives

New courses that meet this learning goal may be announced by the Undergraduate Programs Office after they are approved. Students who entered Suffolk prior to Fall 2010: requirement was 4 credits. Students who entered prior to Fall 2010 may need to add a 1 credit course to their Programs of Study if they chose the 3 credit course option.

  • P.AD-201 Social Change

Required courses to be completed by the end of the junior year

  • SBS-300 careerBUILD
  • EC-101 Applied Microeconomics
  • BLE-214 Principles of Business Law

Required courses to be completed during or by the end of senior year

  • SIB-429 Strategic Management
  • SBS-400 careerLAUNCH

Science, Technology and Engineering Requirement

When searching for classes, select course type "STE". Choose from the options provided.

Global Engagement Experience

Review the list of options with your advisor.

Free Electives

BSBA students must complete a total of 124 credits to graduate. In addition to completing all degree program and major requirements, students have free elective credits that they may use to complete a minor, explore topics of interest by taking courses in the College of Arts & Sciences or the Business School, take honors challenge courses, or use toward a second major. Many transfer students bring in credits that are applied as free electives when there is no program equivalent. The number of free elective credits to be completed varies by major, number of transfer credits, and other factors. Students should refer to their program evaluation for credit counts, and discuss free elective options with their advisors.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 77

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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We do not use specific minimums for scores or grades in the decision process, but weigh all factors together to gain a whole view of you and your potential for success as a Suffolk University student:

  • Level and range of high school courses selected
  • Grades achieved (official high school transcript with senior year grades)
  • SAT or ACT scores (our code is 3771)
  • Recommendations (two required; one from a guidance counselor, one from a teacher)
  • The essay
  • Other required forms
  • Admission interview (optional)
  • Transfer students should view the transfer requirements page for more details.

In high school, you should have completed:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics (algebra I and II and geometry)
  • Two units of science (at least one with a lab)
  • Two units of language
  • One unit of American history
  • Four units distributed among other college preparatory electives

We may also consider other factors in the review process, such as:

  • Class rank
  • Honors courses
  • AP courses

We are also very interested in personal qualities that will offer us further insights into you as an applicant, including:

  • Admission interview
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Community service
  • Special interests

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Suffolk University.

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