Undergraduate Program (BA)

Accounting

Numbers don't scare you—but neither does thinking through a hard question and making a judgment call. You want to serve the public good and add value—not just for business, but for society. At Xavier, you'll build the skills to get the numbers right, solve people's tax problems, and protect the public interest.

Sample Four-Year Accounting Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Mathematical Perspective 3
Foreign Language 1 3
English 101: English Composition 3
Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
Core 100: First Year Seminar 3
Core 101 0
Business Administration 101: The Business Profession 1 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theology 111: Theological Foundations 3
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Historical Perspective 3
Foreign Language II 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Economics 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
Information Systems 120: Intro to Business Tech 1
Core 102 0
Business Administration 102: The Business Profession I 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Philosophy Perspective 3
Accounting 200: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
Economics 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
Marketing 300: Principles of Marketing 3
Business Administration 201: The Business Profession II 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Scientific Perspective 3
Accounting 201: Introductory Managerial Accouting 3
Finance 300: Business Finance 3
Information Systems 220: Management of Info Tech 3
Statistics 211: Statistics For Business II 3
Business Administration 202: The Business Profession II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Theological Perspective 3
Management 300: Managerial Behavior 3
Management 301: Managerial Communications 3
Accounting 304: Accounting Info Systems 3
Accounting 305: Financial Reporting & Analysis I 4
Business Administration 301: The Business Profession III 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
English 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
Strategic HR Management 200: Human Resources in a Diverse S 3
Economics 300: International Trade and Business Environment 3
Accounting 306: Financial Reporting & Analysis II 4
Business Administration 302: The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspective 3
Accounting 311: Introduction to Taxation 4
Accounting Elective 3
Business Law 300: Legal Environment 3
General Elective 3
Business Administration 401: The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Management 302: Quality and Product in Operation 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
Accounting 490: Auditing 3
Business Elective or Accounting Elective 3
Core 499 0
Business Administration 402: The Business Profession IV 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Accounting major at Xavier:

Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 304) - An explanation of how technology enables key accounting activities. A business process approach is used to illustrate how information flows through an organization and its effect on information system integration risk and internal control. Students learn how to document, evaluate and analyze enterprise based systems.

Financial Reporting & Analysis (ACCT 305) - Study of financial accounting theory and principles applicable to the accumulation, analysis, measurement, reporting, and interpretation of selected economic events. The first of a two course sequence.

Introduction to Taxation (ACCT 311) - An introduction to individual tax law as well as the tax implications of business formation, income and expenses, and distributions for Sole Proprietorships, C-corporations, Partnerships and S-corporations. This course includes compliance, planning, tax research and ethical issues.

Nonprofit and Governmental Accounting (ACCT 415) - An introduction to financial reporting for nonprofit organizations as well as governmental entities at the municipal, state and federal level.

Auditing (ACCT 490) - Study of the integrated audit process from the perspectives of standards, audit planning, internal controls, ethics and the application of sound judgement in the decision making process.

95% of Xavier accounting graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within 90 days of graduation

95%

of Xavier accounting graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within 90 days of graduation

Stand Out That's The Xavier Difference

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Volunteer to work with Xavier's annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and feel good while gaining experience preparing tax returns for community members.

INTERN FOR EXPERIENCE

Cincinnati's home to 10 Fortune 500 companies. We'll help you find accounting internships with local and national firms in both public accounting and private industry.

EARN YOUR MACC

Earn a business degree in accounting along with a Master of Science in Accountancy (MACC) degree and satisfy requirements for the CPA exam within five years.

Xavier by the numbers

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

97%

PLACEMENT RATE

TOP 100

BEST VALUE IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES (KIPLINGER)

65,000+

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