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Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting

Business core courses will be offered every semester. Major courses listed below may not be offered every semester. This information is provided for planning purposes and is subject to revision each semester prior to registration. Fact Sheets are available in 100 Rike Hall.

To meet other students in your major, get to know the faculty better, and gain valuable career information, join the Accountancy Club. Information is available in the Accountancy department, 298 Rike Hall, (937) 775-2377.

Required Courses

19 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
ACC 2070 Careers in Accounting F ACC 2020#
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I F, S ACC 2020, ACC 2070#
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II F, S, R ACC 3010*
ACC 3230 Management Accounting F, S, R ACC 2020
ACC 3260 Accounting Systems Design and Implementation F, S, R ACC 3230#
ACC 3430 Federal Income Tax I F, S, R ACC 2020
ACC 4230 Auditing** F, S, R ACC 3020*, 3260

Elective Courses

3 Hours (Choose one of the following)

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
ACC 4420 Govt. & Not-for-Profit Accounting S, R ACC 3020*
ACC 4440 Federal Income Tax II F, R ACC 3020*, ACC 3430

F = Fall
S = Spring
R = Summer

# Can be taken concurrently.
* Grade in the prerequisite course must be "C" or higher.
** ACC 4230 is Integrated Writing.

Note: 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in accountancy courses is required for graduation.

Download: Accounting Fact Sheet (PDF)

Master of Accountancy 

Wright State University's M.Acc. degree consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours. The M.Acc. program requires that applicants already possess a four-year undergraduate degree. M.Acc. students are expected to have completed, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, courses in accounting and other business disciplines.


Business Prerequisites:

(waived for students with undergraduate degrees in business or a master’s in business administration from AACSB-accredited schools)

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management Science
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Business Writing
Accounting Prerequisites:

(waived for students with undergraduate degrees in accounting from AACSB-accredited schools.)

  • Accounting Principles
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting Systems
  • Auditing and Assurance

Required Courses

15 hours (3 credit hours each)

  • ACC 7410  Financial Accounting Topics & Research
  • ACC 7440  Attestation: Advanced Topics & Research
  • ACC 7480  Ethics & Corporate Governance
  • LAW 7350  Law for Accountants
  • ACC 7500  Capstone Project


Accounting Electives

9 hours (Select any three, 3 credit hours each)

  • ACC 7430  Taxation: Advanced Topics & Research
  • ACC 7800  Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 7390  Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 7460  Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACC 7470  Current Topics in Accounting & Business
  • ACC 7160  CPA Exam Concepts
Other Elective Courses

6 hours

  • May include 3 credit hours of internship
  • May include accounting elective in excess of 9 hours
  • May include graduate business coursework (6000 level or higher)