Department Chairperson - Dr. Cathleen Golden
The Accounting program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to provide students with a firm foundation of theory coupled with hands-on experience. The program is built upon the philosophy that the liberal arts provide the appropriate foundation for exploration of business studies; that classroom theory must be integrated with professional activity; that technology ought to be integrated with various concepts and skills throughout the curriculum; and that integration of varied concepts - being a reality of successful professional life - should be prominent in the program.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting will:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate for the business enviornment;
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills suitable for working in collaborative settings;
- Solve problems requiring quantatative and/or qualitative anaylsis;
- Develop a comprehensive foundation in the concepts and practices of the core areas of business;
- Analyze business or organizational situations using ethical approaches to decision making;
- Demonstrate career readiness through experiential learning;
- Apply the appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and
- Demonstrate a firm understanding of the functional areas of accounting.
Students who have been accepted for admission into the College are eligible to matriculate into any degree program sponsored by the Business and Information Technology Department. Accounting students will benefit from having a good math background including high school algebra and other advanced math classes.
The dual Bachelor of Science/Masters of Business Administration (4+1) program is an option for especially well qualified students. This special program makes it possible to earn both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees in less time than normally would be required to complete both. This option is available for students in both the undergraduate Accounting and Business Administration programs. Interested students should contact their undergraduate department chair or academic advisor no later than the sophomore year for information. Typically, students take one graduate level MBA course during the fall and spring of their senior year. Students then have their Bachelor of Science degrees conferred upon completion of all undergraduate degree requirements. Students seamlessly matriculate into the graduate degree the following semester. Upon completion of 30 additional MBA credits, students will have their Master of Business Administration degree conferred.
International Exposure Requirement
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree and majoring in either Accounting or Business Administration are required to have at least three credits in coursework oriented toward providing the student with an international perspective on business, politics, or social and cultural systems. Coursework taken to fulfill this requirement may simultaneously fulfill one other requirement for the College or in the Degree (e.g., PLSC 240 fulfills the International Exposure requirement while-at the same time fulfilling a History/Political Science component of the College’s Core Requirements).