D'Youville's bachelor's degree in accounting will help you acquire the skills that will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities.
The recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations, as well as the increased scrutiny of corporate finances are all indicators of a greater demand for accounting professionals.
D'Youville's IACBE-accredited bachelor’s degree in accounting will help you acquire the skills that will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities.
In addition to key business courses, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge in economics, mathematics and other quantitative courses, computer skills, writing and communications, and interpersonal skills needed for working effectively on teams.
As a graduate of the accounting program at D’Youville, you will have the ability to:
- Understand and demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures
- Prepare and examine financial reports
- Find solutions for complex accounting problems
- Integrate accounting information into the overall business decision-making process of a corporation
At D'Youville you'll receive individual attention so that you can learn effectively. You'll be guided in choosing and pursuing your career goals.
- You’ll learn from professionals who bring their expertise in research, leadership, administration, and management to the classroom, combining deep knowledge of their academic disciplines with their extensive experience to help you acquire a solid base of knowledge and learn how to apply your knowledge in practice. Our accounting professors are CPAs with years of experience.
- By combining classroom instruction with internship experiences, our program will prepare you to enter a professional role in accounting and business upon graduation.
- D'Youville's commitment to a liberal education means that you'll learn how to solve problems, think critically, work well with others, and communicate effectively. In short, all skills that today's employers are looking for.
- If you're interested in becoming a CPA, our 5-year combined degree in accounting and international business (MS) can be an option. You'll earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you started in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money as you pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate courses. In addition, you can retain your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.
When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!
Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year.
Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
|Scholarships||SAT (M & EBRW) or ACT* / GPA||Scholarship Amount|
|President's||88/1170 or 24||$13,000 + $3,000 Room and Board Waiver|
|Founder's||83/1080 or 21||$10,000 + $2,000 Room and Board Waiver|
|Dean's||80/980 or 18
Anyone with a 90 GPA can receive this award without test score consideration.
|Transfer||3.25 - 3.49||$5,000|
|Transfer||3.0 - 3.24||$4,500|
|Transfer||2.75 - 2.99||$4,000|
*D'Youville only requires that you submit the results from one test.
Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.
D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.
Students entering D'Youville as a freshman must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|
+ Score is based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
Our admitted freshman class profile:
High school average: 85% attained a B or better
Class rank: 87% of students in the top 50 percent of their class or higher
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Median|
|SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing*||460||590||530|
*These scores reflect the new SAT score format, which went into effect in March 2016.
Students entering D'Youville as a transfer student must meet the following entrance criteria:
Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.
Average Cumulative GPA: 3.26
Review the steps to apply for admission to D'Youville as a transfer student.
Course Requirements for the Major:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
This is a foundation course dealing with accounting principles and procedures with
emphasis on the entire accounting cycle, special journals,control accounts and subsidiary
This course explores theory and applies accounting principles mastered in ACC 211
and accounting for general partnerships and corporations. It also deals with managerial
accounting, including accounting cycles, cost analysis, and budgeting
This course introduces students to computerized business and accounting applications,
word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software. Students are given
thorough, hands-on familiarization with the personal computer and various business
and accounting applications on the computer.
This course provides accounting students with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on
experience in their areas of specialization by working for businesses, nonprofit organizations
and government agencies.
The course deals with the relation of interpersonal communication to communications
strategies in organizations. Students analyze communication networks and the relationship
to group characteristics and productivity, leadership and conflict as they relate
to communication in the organization.
An analysis of the legal principles underlying law of contracts, sales, and torts
is the subject matter of this course. Case studies are utilized to help students understand
the business legal environment.
This course is an analysis of the legal principles underlying the law of negotiable
instruments, insurance and risk management, agency, partnerships, corporations, real
property and wills.
This course explores the price system, public and private sectors, national income
accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, budget deficits and the public
debt, money and banking and the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. This course meets
the social sciences requirement in the core.
This course explores supply and demand and the elasticity of supply and demand. It
analyzes the degree and nature of competition in various market structures, the economic
benefits derived from and the problems presented by big business conglomerates and
multinationals and international trade and finance. The course meets the social sciences
requirement in the core.
This is a general course to acquaint students with the elements and procedures of
statistics. It includes the basic concept of statistical methods and analysis, and
functional use of descriptive and inferential statistical tools.
This course focuses on the legal, economic, historical, sociological, political and
philosophical concepts operative in multinational business.
Requirements for the accounting major:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
This is a detailed study of financial statement items and special corporation problems.
Problems emphasize analytical approaches to typical accounting situations and approved
methods for full disclosure of financial information.
This course explores applications of the current standards of theory and policy to
areas of earnings per share, income taxes, liabilities, investments, statement analysis
This course studies the various individual income tax laws with special emphasis on
current regulations. Students practice in the preparation of tax returns.
This course explores major cost systems in depth, including job, process and operations
costing systems, standard cost systems and flexible budgets, and the income effects
of alternative product costing methods. Special topics also covered include cost allocation
techniques; spoilage, waste and scrap treatment; and the role of cost accounting in
professional CPA and CMA exams.
This introduction to the theory, practice and ethics of independent auditors includes
discussion and application of the statements on auditing standards of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
This course is an advanced approach to accounting principles in the areas of partnership,
liquidations, government accounting, nonprofit accounting and consolidations.
This course deals with corporate financial statements and financial analysis of business
firms, tax considerations, inventory analysis, capital budgeting and investment, and
This course explores the monetary and banking theory. It covers the nature of money,
the functions of bank reserves, currency and banking history. The Federal Reserve
System and its interrelationships with the commercial banking systems as well as foreign
exchange transactions are explored.
Total Credits for Major: 63
Core Requirements & Electives: 57
Total Credits: 120
If you're interested in beginning your professional career immediately after graduation, the numerous internship opportunities available to Accounting students will allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom into practice through hands-on, real-world experiences. It will provide you with the valuable on-the-job experience employers are looking for while allowing you to investigate a wide range of career experiences and build the kinds of professional contacts that often prove invaluable after graduation.
Because we understand the importance of putting theory into practice, we've structured the Accounting Bachelor's Degree program to integrate internship experiences into the curriculum, allowing you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice immediately. This integration allows you to receive an education that emphasizes both academic rigor and practical experience in a supportive environment that recognizes the demands of accounting and business professionals.
As a student in D'Youville's accounting major, you'll benefit from dynamic internships with high-profile companies. Recent placements include:
Because a bachelor's degree in accounting can lead to almost limitless career possibilities, D'Youville's program offers flexibility so that you can explore related areas and find your career interest.
Today's organizations are seeking employees with the ability to solve complex business problems. Because accountants make decisions based on information, employers value job seekers who can assist companies with key strategic decisions.
Potential positions for graduates of the bachelor's degree program may include positions in business, government or education, including:
- Financial analyst for a corporation
- Tax expert for law firms
- Commercial banks
If you're interested in becoming a CPA, our 5-Year accounting and international business (BS/MS) can be an option. You'll earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate study. And you can keep your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.
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