At a Glance

(BPS) Bachelor of Professional Studies
121 Total Credits
General Education Credits 39
Art & Science Credits 12
Program Credits 53
Elective Credits 17

The Accounting concentration of the Management program prepares students for business careers that are accounting-oriented, such as: financial analyst, business manager, management accountant, financial consultant, financial planner, or broker. The program leads to a Bachelor of Professional Studies and is designed so students can gain a proficiency in both accounting and business-related courses.

This program is fully accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.  Visit to learn more about our accreditation status and to review the Annual Report to IACBE.

All students who pursue a BS degree in Business or Finance or a BPS degree in Management and all specializations must take a competency exam usually administered in the fall semester of their senior year.

  • Prepare students for entry-level employment in financial-related disciplines;
  • Prepare students for graduate-level work in business; and
  • Prepare students for employment in Management Accounting.

The degree offers students the opportunity to procure employment in either business or accounting. An internship is required. Students are also prepared to pursue a master of business administration degree or enroll in additional education in order to pursue certification in accounting.

Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager
Benefits Specialist
Business Office Manager
Financial Analyst 
Financial Consultant
Management Accountant  
Payroll Supervisor


   Course (Credits)
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
    Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy:
BU 473/475 Business Research Methods/Marketing Research  (3)
    Senior Capstone:
BU 495 Senior Capstone (3)

Course (Credits)
   HG 131    Macroeconomics (3)
   HG 132    Microeconomics (3)
   SB 201    Multicultural Contributions (3)
   SM 261    Statistics (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 12

Course (Credits)
   AC 170   Computer Programming Packages (3)
   AC 201    Financial Accounting (3)
   AC 202    Managerial Accounting (3)
   AC 301    Intermediate Accounting I (3)
   AC 302/435    Intermediate Accounting II or Tax Accounting (3)
   AC 436    Cost Accounting (3)
   BU 105    Global Business (3)
   BU 110    Principles of Management (3)
   BU 230    Business Communication (3)
   BU 233    Human Resources Management (3)
   BU 240    Principles of Marketing (3)
   BU 301    SPSS (1)
   BU 321    Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (3)
   BU 363    Business Law (3)
   BU 371    Financial Management  (3)
   BU 381    Internship Preparation (1)
   BU 481    Business Internship (3)
   AC/BU     Electives (6)
Total Career Program Credits - 53

Course (Credits)
   100-400 level (5)
   300/400 level (12)
Total Open Elective Credits - 17