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.
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.
Accountancy 3+1, Two Degrees in Four Years
As a 3+1 accountancy student, you will complete your undergraduate degree in 3 years, then immediately enter the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program. Undergraduates who expect to complete their degree in 3.5 years are encouraged to apply and join the MSA cohort starting in January.
Applicants may be considered for MSA fellowships to support their journey. In addition, 3+1 students will have the option to remain in their undergraduate dorm for their 4th year.
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.
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.