Auditor • Banker • Certified Public Accountant • Credit Analyst
• Controller • Financial Planner • Governmental Accountant •
International Accountant • Tax Accountant • Treasurer
The digital information age has created a tremendous demand
for financial information and for people who want to be a part
of supplying and interpreting that information. A concentration
in accounting can prepare you for a variety of stimulating
opportunities in today’s financial world. You could, for example,
choose a career as an auditor, banker, financial planner, credit
analyst, treasurer, controller, tax accountant, governmental
accountant or certified public accountant. Demand for
international accountants has been increasing rapidly.
Your background in a foreign language (see INTERNATIONAL
STUDIES IN LANGUAGES AND BUSINESS) would prepare you
for an exciting career in international finance. Your selection
of a degree program, of course, should coincide with your
The Department of Business offers a sequence of accounting
courses, which may be used to qualify you for three possible
One option is a concentration of five courses (17 credit hours)
within your business major as part of your Bachelor of Arts
degree. This degree pattern will provide you with a general
management accounting program, and it will prepare you for
a career in private industry or government. (See BUSINESS
Another option is a more complete sequence of accounting
courses (approximately nine courses) as part of the Bachelor of
Business Administration degree. This sequence and the B.B.A.
degree will give you the course requirements for certification
by the State Board of Accountancy. It will also qualify you to
take the examination to become a certified public accountant
(C.P.A.). (See BUSINESS DEPARTMENT section.)
The final option is the Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Information Systems. This program will give you a background
that emphasizes both accounting and computer information
systems. The requirements for this degree are listed in
SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
You may complete this program as a day or evening student.
The Business Department generally accepts transfer credits
from accredited institutions of higher education. Business
majors, however, must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours in
business or accounting at Marygrove. The head of the Business
Department will determine other required courses. Refer to
the Marygrove website for updated transfer guides for course
Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program (AP/CLEP)
Students completing Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)
with grades three or higher will be granted credit.
Credits awarded for successful achievement on the General and
Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program
(CLEP) may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.
Only courses with a grade of C- or better can be applied to
fulfill the business core, the area of concentration, and the
related discipline requirements of a major in business and/or
the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Only
courses with a grade of C- or better may fulfill requirements of
a minor in business.
Writing Intensive Course
Successful completion of BUS 308, Business and Professional
Writing, and ENG 312, Advanced Written and Oral
Communication, is required to fulfill the writing intensive
requirement for this program.
Senior Seminar Requirement
All Marygrove students are required to take the senior seminar,
a capstone experience to demonstrate competency in the major
field of study. BUS 496, Senior Research Seminar, which is
offered in both Terms 1 and 2, is the senior year experience
for Business and Accounting students.
Internship or Cooperative education is the integration of
classroom work with practical paid or unpaid employment
experience in an organized program. This program allows you to
earn college credits while you are employed. Permission of the
department head is required to elect an internship or cooperative
education field experience. No more than 12 credit hours may be
earned from cooperative education toward your degree.
The Business Department presents an award to the outstanding
senior with a business major.