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:
If you major in accounting, youll 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.
Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265Start date 2016 Languages Take an IELTS test
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
Accounting Elective Courses, 1 Course, 3 Credits
Select one from the following:
Pre-Professional Experience, Non-Credit
BSBA Degree Requirements
The completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree includes:
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 Schools 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:
Required Courses to be completed in the first year
Creativity and Innovation Requirement
When searching for classes, select course type "CI". Choose from the options provided.
Choose one of the following options [Global Business majors take SIB 101]:
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:
Required courses to be completed by the end of the sophomore year
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.Choose:
Required courses to be completed by the end of the junior year
Required courses to be completed during or by the end of senior year
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 ElectivesBSBA 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.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 77
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
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:
In high school, you should have completed:
We may also consider other factors in the review process, such as:
We are also very interested in personal qualities that will offer us further insights into you as an applicant, including:
No work experience is required.
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