William and Mary School of Business

Accounting

Accounting is offered both as a major and a concentration.

Major

The accounting major is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of business while preparing them for a variety of careers both in business and the public sector. The accounting major requires 15 credits hours in addition to the undergraduate core curriculum.  Thinking CPA? Students considering the CPA route are advised to review the Accounting FAQ guide on ways to meet CPA exam and licensure requirements.

Required Courses (3 credits each)
BUAD 301  Financial Reporting & Analysis
BUAD 302  Adv. Financial Reporting & Analysis
BUAD 303  Strategic Cost Management
BUAD 404  Auditing & Internal Controls
BUAD 405  Federal Taxation

Electives (3 credits each)

BUAD 401  Adv. Accounting
BUAD 406  Adv. Federal Taxation
BUAD 408  Tax Compliance, Research & Planning
BUAD 492  Special Topics: Select MAcc courses (Spring of Senior Year)

Concentration

Students majoring in another business discipline, may add an accounting concentration by completing six additional credits of advanced accounting beyond the Principles of Accounting (BUAD 203) course.

Required Courses (3 credits)
BUAD 301  Financial Reporting & Analysis

Electives (3 credits each, choose one)
BUAD 302  Adv. Financial Reporting & Analysis
BUAD 303  Strategic Cost Management
BUAD 401  Adv. Accounting
BUAD 404  Auditing & Internal Controls
BUAD 405  Federal Taxation