Accounting is the means by which organizations communicate financial information. As a result, Accounting is often called the “language of business.” Students completing an accounting major have a variety of career options from which to choose.
Studying accounting includes learning about financial accounting—the reporting of an organization’s financial information—and managerial accounting—the use of that data to measure the entity’s performance and inform decisions about its future. An accounting major learns how organizations’ financial records are prepared and maintained. Accounting includes the study of taxation, auditing, and financial reporting, accounting systems, and financial decision-making.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) degree is designed to be completed in four years. Students will have the opportunity to complete off-campus internships in various accounting roles. Students may continue their studies at Calvin in the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program to complete the educational requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
Before a student may take any 300-level course in the business department required in the Accounting Major, they must have earned at least a C in ACCT 203, ACCT 204, BUS 101, and BUS 201. The program requires successful completion of the following courses.