Accounting Major Course Requirements

Marquette’s undergraduate degree in accounting emphasizes oral and written communication skills, ethical behavior, analytical reasoning, computer competency, and technical knowledge sufficient for attaining a relevant accounting profession.

To complete the requirements for a major in Accounting, students need to complete coursework as specified below:

Specific Accounting Requirements

33 Credits

  • ACCO 4000 (Accounting Communication) 3 credits
  • ACCO 3001 (Intermediate Accounting) 3 credits
  • ACCO 4020 (Advanced Accounting) 3 credits
  • BULA 4001 (Business Law) 3 credits
  • ACCO 4030 (Cost Accounting) 3 credits
  • ACCO 4010 (Individual Income Tax) 3 credits
  • Three electives from the following:
    • ACCO 4986 (Internship in Accounting) 3 credits
    • ACCO 4170 (Auditing) 3 credits
    • ACCO 4080 (Analysis of Financial Statements) 3 credits
    • ACCO 4040 (International Accounting) 3 credits
    • ACCO 4119 (Tax Research Seminar) 3 credits
    • ACCO 4045 (International Taxation) 3 credits
  • Two Business Electives (6 credits)

NOTE: One International Business Course is required (within or outside your major).

Additional business & non-business course requirements

In addition to the requirements for the major, all students in the College of Business Administration complete business core courses, the Marquette University core of common studies, and non-business electives.

Transfer credits & the Accounting major

There are special policies for accounting majors wishing to transfer credits from another university.  To make sure your transfer credits are eligible, please review:

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