The mission of the Department of Accounting in the College of Business Administration is to prepare students to be responsible, competent and ethical leaders in accounting, business, government and not-for-profit careers. Marquette’s undergraduate degree in accounting builds upon the liberal arts requirements by emphasizing oral and written communication skills, ethical behavior, analytical reasoning, computer competency and technical accounting knowledge sufficient for attaining a relevant accounting position. The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree focuses on: (1) enhancing the students’ knowledge in finance, management and specific accounting areas, (2) preparing the student for the CPA examination and (3) qualifying students for positions in public or corporate accounting. We emphasize leadership and service through the internship program and the activities of our student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. Students can meet 150-hour requirements for certification either through the undergraduate degree (with 150 hours of credit), the MSA, or the Master of Business Administration (including courses needed to qualify for the CPA examination).