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.

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 James O’Brien, accountancy assistant chairman.
Students in the Master of Science in Accountancy gain the requisite number of hours for licensing during the yearlong program.

Accountancy Minor

The Accounting Minor is designed for nonbusiness students (students not enrolled in a major in the Mendoza College of Business Administration) who desire a significant exposure to the language of business – the study of accountancy. The minor is open to non-Mendoza students graduating in the class of 2021 and subsequent years.

The minor curriculum includes:
Required Courses (students must complete all three of the following courses):
– ACCT20100: Accountancy I
– ACCT20200: Accountancy II
– ACCT30110: Accounting Measurement & Disclosure I

Additional Courses (students must complete two of the following courses):
– ACCT30120: Accounting Measurement & Disclosure II
– ACCT30210: Strategic Cost Management
– ACCT30280: Data Analytics in Accounting
– ACCT40510: Audit and Assurance Services
– ACCT40610: Federal Taxation

Accountancy Minor Application