2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, BBA

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Major in Accounting

Requirements for the accounting major and typical program of courses are listed below. Students majoring in accounting must take the business foundation courses  along with the eight upper-level accounting courses and law course (LW 406 ) identified below. Seven of the eight accounting courses must be taken within the Accounting Department at Loyola University Maryland.


AC 310  is the corequisite for AC 301 , AC 302 , AC 303 , and AC 311  (excluding Loyola study abroad students).

Course requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. In order to choose the appropriate courses, accounting majors should contact their major advisors and reference the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website, nasba.org.

150-Hour CPA Requirement

Students who plan to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination in a state with a 150-credit-hour educational requirement must complete additional coursework beyond the undergraduate accounting degree. Loyola offers the Master of Accounting (MAcc) to assist students in meeting this requirement. The MAcc program offers a 10-course, 30-credit-hour cohort program which can be delivered in a full-time (three semester) or part-time format. Loyola accounting students may, in their junior year, apply for early admission in the MAcc program. Once accepted, students may take up to two MAcc courses in their senior year. Consult the graduate catalogue for more information about the MAcc program.

An example of a typical program of courses follows:

This is a possible plan of study, but it need not be followed in the same order by every student.  Consult with your academic advisor.

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring Term


  1. Sellinger Scholars are required to complete BH 406 /LW 406  in place of BH 305 . More information regarding the Sellinger Scholars Program, including a full list of program requirements, can be found here .
  2. *Candidates for the BBA degree may substitute Introduction to Statistics (ST 210 ) for EC 220 . Note that both EC 220  and ST 210  count towards the third Math/Natural Science requirement in the Loyola Core.

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