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As a Management Accountant you'll help manage clients' budgets.

Management Accounting Overview

The B.S. in Management Accounting program will allow you to learn the financial and accounting processes invaluable to business managers in making key internal and external business decisions. 

By pursuing a B.S in Management Accounting degree, you will gain deep knowledge in business operations, how products and services are costed and priced, how to assess product profitability, and how to prepare and manage budgets and forecasts. 

The B.S. in Management Accounting program will enable you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination, but will not enable you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.  However, additional appropriate coursework can be completed to address the necessary CPA Examination requirements.

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Career Opportunities

Management Accounting graduates are offered a wide range of career opportunities that include financial analyst, cost accountant, budget manager, inventory accountant, treasurer, and business operations executive.  

Full-Time Faculty

Kelly Blacker
Kelly Blacker Assistant Professor
Dr. Stan Chu
Stan Chu Associate Professor
Tara Jean Foley
Tara Foley Visiting Assistant Professor
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Lucretia Mann Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor
Denise M. Stefano 1
Denise Stefano Associate Professor

Chair, Accounting

Part-Time Faculty

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Moro Brimah Adjunct Associate Professor
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Howard Cohen Adjunct Instructor
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Constance Crawford Adjunct Associate Professor
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Brian Dore Adjunct Instructor

What You'll Get

  • Hands-on Experience with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low income citizens (VITA) program

  • Get real-world experience while still in school by working on various consulting projects

  • Learn from an executive faculty who are leaders in their fields. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Should I select a specialization within the Management Accounting degree?

It is not necessary. If you want to complete focused course work in information systems, you can specialize in Computer and Information Systems.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

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Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
ECON 125, 210, 220, 221, 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Core: 24 Credits
Management Accounting: 30 Credits
Open Electives: 6 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.


Business Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Management Accounting must complete:

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

Management Accounting *

  • ACCT 240 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 241 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 250 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • ACCT 320 Gov/Non-Profit/Special Topics
  • ACCT 330 Advanced Accounting
    (or ACCT 420 Auditing or ACCT 430 Topics from Professional Examinations in Accounting)
  • ACCT 340 Intro Federal Income Taxation
  • ACCT 341 Advanced Fed Income Taxation
  • ACCT 410 Accounting Information Systems
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course)

Open Electives

Any two courses

*The College 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Management Accounting must be with 12 credits in accounting (ACCT) courses numbered 240 or higher, excluding ACCT 380 and ACCT 381 plus management (MGMT) 460 (senior-level capstone course).

The major concentration in Management Accounting meets the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Examination.

The major concentration in Management Accounting does not meet the educational requirements for candidates applying to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  1. Critically analyze primary and secondary sources
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of geography by identifying counties, capitals, and bodies of water of major geographic regions
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in critical reading and thinking by providing written evaluations of texts
  4. Demonstrate historical knowledge of various and specific time periods and geographic regions through quizzes, exams, oral, and written assignments
  5. Cite and document sources properly
  6. Demonstrate mastery of historical methods, analytical skills, and critical writing by producing an original research project that is well argued, makes use of adequate sources, and uses appropriate citation format (Chicago style)
  7. Demonstrate improved writing skills (proficiency in appropriate grammar and syntax)
  8. Evaluate primary and secondary sources through an array of writing and oral assignments (reading responses, critical book reviews, class participation, online discussion boards, and research)