College of Business & Economics

Department of Accounting

Degree Requirements

The requirements for the accounting major include 27 units of lower-level courses, 6 units of required courses, 27 units of upper-level business required courses and 27 units of upper-level accounting courses.

These requirements are for catalog year 2013-2014. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view requirements. You may also refer to the correct Advising Forms for your catalog year available.

Lower-level Required Courses (27 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
COSC 111 or
COSC 112
Information and Technology for Business (3) or
Honors Information and Technology for Business (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomic Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomics Principles (3)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
LEGL 226 Business Law (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Other Required Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Name
One ANTH or PSYC or SOCI course (3)
PHIL 371 or MNGT 482 Business Ethics (3) or Business Ethics and Society (3)

 Upper-level Business Required Courses (27 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)
EBTM 365 Operations Management (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3)
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
Note: Requires approved internship

NOTE: All Accounting, Business Administration, and e-Business majors are required to take the Comprehensive Test of Core Business Knowledge (PDF) in the capstone course, MNGT 481 Business Strategy.

One of the following International courses (3 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 412 International Accounting (3)
ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3)
FIN 435 International Finance (3)
MKTG 445 International Marketing (3)
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3)

 Upper-level Accounting Courses (27 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III (3)
ACCT 341 Management Accounting I (3)
ACCT 361 Tax Accounting I (3)
ACCT 401 Auditing I (3)
ACCT 421 Advanced Accounting I (3)

 One accounting elective selected from (3 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 442 Management Accounting II (3)
ACCT 362 Tax Accounting II (3)
ACCT 402 Auditing II (3)
ACCT 410 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)
ACCT 412 International Accounting (3)

If you do not have accounting or business experience, consider adding ACCT 497 Accounting Internship. ACCT 497 may not be taken during the same semester as BUSX 460 and the internships may not be the same.

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
©