Mendoza School of Business


What You’ll Learn

Located in the Department of Accountancy, you’ll learn a skillset forever in demand in the world of business. Through courses like Strategic Cost Management, Ethics in Accounting, and Federal Taxation, you’ll develop a highly-sought after critical thinking and decision-making skill set and graduate ready to hit the ground running. You’ll also enter the job market with expertise in data analytics that your peers at other institutions will lack.

Unique to Notre Dame, the Data Analytics in Accounting course enhances your ability 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.

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About that 150 hours…

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

Students should discuss specific state requirements with Professor Tim Morrison.
Students in the Master of Science in Accountancy gain the requisite number of hours for licensing during the yearlong program.

More Accountancy Options.

Accelerated Undergraduate and MSA Degree Option

As a 3+1 accountancy student, you will complete your undergraduate degree requirements in 3 years and complete the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program during your fourth year. Undergraduates who expect to complete their degree in 3.5 years, may apply to start the MSA program starting in January of their fourth year. On-campus students may request to complete the academic year in their current residence hall.

Students are required to complete an expedited application during their final year of undergraduate studies. The application process will include an informational interview with an admissions director to gauge academic readiness. All accountancy undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA after three years.
  • Complete audit and tax as two of their ACCT electives.

Accountancy Minor

The Department of Accounting also offers a minor in Accountancy. It is only for students not currently enrolled in a major in the Mendoza College of Business.

To learn more about the minor, see the curriculum or apply, follow the link below.