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Academics

Accounting is called the language of business. Through Mendoza’s rigorous curriculum, you’ll become fluent.

Mendoza accountancy students acquire the ability to analyze, communicate, and forecast the economic activity of a business. Courses focus on analytical and problem-solving skills within the context of financial reporting, managerial decision making, and tax planning. Professional responsibility, teamwork, and communication skills are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Our professors are experts who study financial reporting, corporate valuation, taxation, and professional decision making. They’re invested in your education and future success and often become lifelong mentors.

Undergraduate Accountancy Courses

Featured Courses

Decision Processes in Accounting
Unique to Notre Dame, the course enhances students’ abilities to identify relevant information, and to find optimal solutions in settings involving uncertainty and risk. Analytical tools include data mining, simulation model building, and optimization.
 
TAP students learn first-hand how accounting can be a tool used to better a local community. By providing tax preparation services to low-income individuals, they gain real-world experience and help residents receive much-needed tax refunds.

The 150-Hour Licensing Requirment

Typically, 150 hours of college credits with an accounting concentration are necessary to be licensed as a CPA.

Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate students meet the requirement through AP credits and overloads during their four-year undergraduate degree. Students should discuss specific state requirements with Professor James O’Brien, accountancy assistant chairman.

Master of Science in Accountancy: Students in the MSA gain the requisite number of hours for licensing during the yearlong program.