Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Accounting
BUILD YOUR CAREER ASSETS
The Accounting Major sets you up to be a strategic partner in any type of business. In the classroom you’ll become familiar with the many aspects of working with public, private, and non-profit organizations. And with the banking hub of Charlotte just 10 minutes away, you’ll have opportunities to hone your skills with internship experience. As you learn how to think critically, make professional decisions, and communicate in a fast-paced business environment, you’ll become ready to join this dynamic profession.
Possible career paths:
Corporate accounting, auditing for public or private firms, taxation or government work, banking and finance, law or graduate studies
Average Salary For Accounting Majors
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
To be eligible for acceptance into the degree program, students must complete AC 211 and AC 212 with a grade of “C” or better.
Any Adult student from The Center for Continuing & Professional Studies who has not previously attended college or has not been enrolled full-time during the past three (3) years must enroll in AD101 Adult to College Transition.
As a part of the Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements for a B.A. in Accounting:
MA 151: College Algebra
AC 211: Principles of Financial Accounting
AC 212: Principles of Managerial Accounting
AC 311: Intermediate Accounting I
AC 312: Intermediate Accounting II
AC 321: Advanced Accounting
AC 331: Managerial Accounting I
AC 360: Accounting Information Systems
AC 341: Auditing I
AC 401: Federal Income Tax I
AC 407: Accounting Seminar
A “C” (2.00) average or above in all Accounting courses is required for graduation.
Other Required Courses:
BU/CS 265: Spreadsheet and Database Applications
BU 300: Management
AC/BU 306: Quantitative Analysis
BU 310: Finance
AC/BU 412: Legal Environment of Business
BU 315: Business Communications
BU 407: Seminar, Strategic Management
EC 201: Introductory Economics I (macro)
EC 202: Introductory Economics II (micro)
General elective hours
Although an internship is not required, it is strongly recommended. For a B. A. degree, no more than four (4) Accounting courses and three (4) business/economics courses may be transfer credit taken at another institution.
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
The federal income tax course and accounting information systems courses seem to be popular for even non-majors!
Many accounting majors are also very successful on their respective athletic teams.
Several students over the past several years had internships at local, regional, and national CPA firms, and several students interned in the accounting departments of local service organizations.
More about the experience
VICTORIA BEAM ’20
“Naturally, after graduation, I felt intimidated and uncertain of the future. However, the Abbey’s Accounting program gave me the basic tools needed to get started in a career, and I was able to get my first job immediately after graduation.”
JESSICA JASSO ‘14
“My four years at Belmont Abbey were years that helped me grow and learn, as an Accounting major and as a Christian… I was also able to find a career that I absolutely love and I am excited to continue developing skills and talents to help me succeed.”