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Accounting Major

Cabrini’s accounting program prepares students for careers in accounting, professional examinations and graduate studies.

Its internship program enables accounting majors to integrate classroom theory with practical experience. 

Employment opportunities for accounting majors are available in public accounting, industrial (private) accounting, government, not-for-profit organizations, and education. Accounting is a rewarding profession that requires an undergraduate degree. 

Opportunities increase for those individuals with experience (i.e., internships), graduate education (i.e., Master of Accounting), and certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE). 

Cabrini’s accounting program offers undergraduate accounting majors the opportunity to complete two graduate Master of Accounting (MAcc) courses during their senior year. Students electing this option will be able to complete their graduate degree with eight additional courses. 

All of the business major programs at Cabrini include a common business core which recognizes the “enterprise” nature of today’s business world that integrates the various strategic areas of business. 

Students may find a concentration or minor useful in customizing the major to meet diverse career goals. Students should consult with their faculty advisor about the use of concentrations and minors. 

Requirements for the Major in Accounting
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

Business Enterprise Core Requirements:

  • ACC 210 - Accounting Principles I
  • ACC 211 - Accounting Principles II
  • BUS 120 - Principles of Business
  • BUS 230 - Excel for Ethical Decision Making
  • BUS 288 - Professional Development I
  • BUS 321 - Business Law I
  • BUS 351 - Management Information Systems
  • BUS 451 - Business Capstone
  • BUS 488 - Internship Experience
  • ECO 131 - Microeconomics
  • ECO 132 - Macroeconomics
  • FIN 285  - Business Finance I
  • MKT 230 - Principles of Marketing

Accounting Requirements:

  • ACC 330 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 331 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 340 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 341 - Income Taxes
  • ACC 343 - Business Taxes
  • ACC 410 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 420 - Auditing Principles
  • MACC 560 - International Accounting

General Electives Credits: 21–35

Total Credits for Major: 63


Special Requirements

Students in the Business Department must take MAT 127 and BUS 220 as part of their Quantitative Literacy Core requirement.  This course sequence may be preceded by MAT 098 or 099 if the chair of the Mathematics Department believes their mathematical skills need strengthening.

Students transferring into the accounting program from another college must complete a minimum of 18 Cabrini University Business Department credits, 15 credits of which must be 300-level or above accounting courses.

Learning Outcomes 
Accounting majors will:

  • demonstrate interpersonal skills that will allow them to function effectively as a team leader or team member, as required in a workplace setting
  • be able to solve specific accounting problems that require critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of accounting information
  • be able to express orally and in writing complex accounting concepts, using appropriate terminology, formats, and technologies
  • demonstrate mastery of the basic concepts in accounting at a level appropriate for graduates on an undergraduate major in the field, including financial and managerial accounting, auditing, and taxation
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of current domestic and global accounting issues—including an understanding of the role of ethical behavior and social responsibility in business—understand and evaluate the impact of business decisions on others, and appreciate the role that business can play in societal change