Dec 11, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major, B.B.A.

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Accounting is an extremely popular major, and offers excellent job opportunities. It offers students career opportunities in business, government, and public accounting. A primary function of accounting is to accumulate and communicate information essential to an understanding of the activities of an enterprise. The accounting program, in addition to its major concern of preparing students for careers in accounting, offers a background in business law and ethics, information systems, and tax to qualify the student for leadership in business.

Admission to major: 2.50 grade-point average in ACT 221  and ACT 222  and completion of all College of Business Administration lower-division requirements.

Advising: Majors must meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Advising Office, 216-687-3729.

Student organizations: The Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi (accounting honorary)

Internship/Co-op Program

The Cleveland State Department of Accounting has a dedicated Internship/Co-op program, designed to place our accounting students into accounting internships and co-op jobs. Our Internship/Co-op Director identifies and recruits employers to the program, and recruits and screens qualified students.

Accounting majors should contact the Director, Professor Daniel Kaminsky, at (216) 687-2081 or at to apply for the program. Please include your resume when emailing the Director.

Major-Field Requirements

All accounting majors must complete a minimum of 38 credits in accounting and business law beyond principles (44 credits including accounting principles). A grade of “C” or higher is required in all accounting courses beyond ACT 221  and ACT 222 , in order for the course to count as successfully completed.

Students who are planning to sit for the CPA exam should especially consider taking the following electives:

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