Academic Catalog

Accounting Emphasis

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Degree Type Offered: Emphasis

Consists of 18 credit hours. Majors in business administration may pursue an emphasis in accounting. 6 credits from the emphasis may be applied to the requirements for the major. 


BUS-371 Intermediate Accounting I

BUS-372 Intermediate Accounting II

BUS-381 Federal Tax Accounting I

BUS-385 Cost Management

BUS-400 Advanced Accounting

BUS-405 Auditing

Majors pursuing careers in public accounting?To sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Virginia, the Virginia Board of Accountancy requires candidates to accumulate these minimums:

120 credit hours in a baccalaureate degree that includes: 30 credit hours of accounting courses, and 24 credit hours of (non-accounting ) business courses.

To comply with Virginia Board of Accountancy eligibility rules, students should supplement the accounting emphasis with at least two of the following courses:

BUS-370 Forensic and Investigative Accounting

BUS-382 Federal Tax Accounting II

BUS-448 Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation

To become a licensed CPA in Virginia, the Virginia Board of Accountancy requires candidates to complete 150 credit hours of education, plus the full-time equivalent of one year of relevant accounting experience.

CPA licensing requirements vary by state. If you plan to pursue CPA licensure outside Virginia, please visit that state?s Board of Accountancy website for that state?s requirements.