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Honors Professional Accounting degree

The accounting department mission is to provide current relevant programs that prepare our students to excel and advance in their accounting careers while building their business acumen to contribute meaningfully to their lives and community.

Honors Professional accountancy

Earn your undergraduate BBA and graduate MAcc in five years.

We are so confident in our Accounting programs that we offer an employment guarantee. Students who meet Davenport's requirements will be eligible for additional education benefits if they are unable to obtain employment within six months of graduation. Read more about our employment guarantee here. Success of our program is evident: Going back five years since 2015, 100% of our graduates have received an offer of employment within six months of graduation.
 
In addition, at Davenport University, we offer a number of industry recognized, Professional Certifications geared toward specific competencies within the discipline of accounting. The Davenport University accounting degree programs are developed with careers and respective certifications in mind. Earning certifications can lead to better job prospects and higher pay. Students in the Honors Professional Accountancy program will be prepared for certification exams that include the following:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

The Honors Professional Accountancy program can be completed in-seat or online.

Download a PDF of Honors Professional Accountancy program.

Specialties Offered

Once you have completed the core courses in the Honors Professional Accountancy program, you will
choose from one of five specialties to complete your degree.

  • Professional Accountant: Be prepared for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
  • Managerial Accountant: We’ll prepare you for the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) exam.
  • Fraud Examiner: We’ll focus on preparation for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam.
  • Internal Auditor: Be ready for the Certified Internal Audit (CIA) exam.
  • Finance: Gain an understanding of corporate and business finance operations

Employment Opportunities

Increase in the demand for accountants and auditors is likely as organizations need to comply with new laws
and regulations. You can take part in this demand with a variety of careers, including the following.

  • Public Accountant
  • Forensic Examiner
  • Internal Auditor
  • Accounting Manager
  • Governmental Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Strategic Consultant

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Full Curriculum

HONORS PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY BBA/MAcc

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY     •  150-151 CREDITS     •  HNR BBA/MACC

The Honors Professional Accountancy program provides students with the opportunity to earn a BBA in Honors Professional Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy (MAcc), and a Graduate Certificate in a five-year period. As part of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) students will choose one of five specialization areas: Professional Accountant courses, Managerial Accountant courses, Fraud Examiner courses, Internal Auditor courses, or Finance Courses.

This program features selective admission with enrollment caps, dedicated faculty mentors assigned to each student, experiential learning projects as part of the curriculum, and cohorts for all accounting coursework. The six experiential learning projects provide skill building and growth opportunities for each student in their area(s) of interest.


Preadmission Requirements:

  • Letter of application may be submitted but will not be considered until after completion of 30 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA overall and in major courses.
  • Completion of ACCT202 with a B+ or higher or the transfer of ACCT202 with a B+ or higher.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Committee interview (committee will be comprised of the Associate Dean in charge of Accounting and Finance, the Accounting Honors Program Director, and the Department Coordinator for Accounting and Finance at the respective site of application).

Continued Enrollment Requirements:

  • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA overall and in major courses.
  • A Statement of Purpose must be submitted prior to beginning graduate-level coursework. 

Undergraduate degree completion: 

  • Student may submit an application for graduation for the BBA Honors Professional Accountancy upon successful completion of all required undergraduate courses, HNRS301-305, and ACCT615, ACCT625, and ACCT650. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Honors Professional Accountancy, BBA/MAcc and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
ENVS125 or SCI/MATHIntroduction to Environmental Studies or Science/Math Elective3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
ACCT220Accounting Information Technology3 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
BUSN120 or BUSN*Introduction to Business or Business Elective3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major38 cr.
ACCT213Cost Accounting3 cr.
ACCT301Intermediate Accounting I4 cr.
ACCT302Intermediate Accounting II4 cr.
ACCT310Accounting Fraud Examination3 cr.
ACCT315Federal Taxation I 3 cr.
ACCT316Federal Taxation II3 cr.
ACCT318Payroll & State Tax3 cr.
ACCT320Auditing and Assurance Services 3 cr.
ACCT415Advanced Accounting Topics3 cr.
ACCT420Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting3 cr.
ACCT490Accounting BBA Internship3 cr.
HNRS301-305Honors Accountancy Projects0 cr.
IAAS221Security Foundations3 cr.
Graduate Level Courses41-42 cr.
Core Courses(15) cr.
ACCT615Accounting Research and Communication3 cr.
ACCT625 Accounting Information Systems3 cr.
ACCT647Accounting and Financial Analytics3 cr.
ACCT650Accountant Responsibilities and Ethics3 cr.
HNRS606Honors Accountancy Project0 cr.
Choose one of the experiential core course options:(3) cr.
ACCT789Graduate Accounting Experiential Learning3 cr.
ACCT790Accounting MBA Internship3 cr.
FINC793 & FINC794Graduate ACG Experience I (2 cr) and Graduate ACG Experience II (1 cr)3 cr.
Choose one Specialization Area(15) cr.
Professional Accountant Specific Courses [CPAS](15) cr.
ACCT752CPA Prep: Financial (FAR)3 cr.
ACCT756CPA Prep: Auditing (AUD)3 cr.
ACCT763CPA Prep: Regulation (REG)3 cr.
ACCT767CPA Prep: Business (BEC)3 cr.
GRAD ACCTGraduate Accounting Elective3 cr.
Managerial Accountant Specific Courses [CMAS](15) cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
ACCT761CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control3 cr.
ACCT762CMA Prep Financial Decision Making3 cr.
FINC750Advanced Financial Management3 cr.
GRAD ACCTGraduate Accounting Elective3 cr.
Fraud Examiner Specific Courses [CFES](15) cr.
ACCT780Forensic Accounting3 cr.
ACCT781Fraud Examination and Fraud Schemes3 cr.
ACCT785Fraud Investigation: Fraudulent Financial Statements and Asset Misappropriations3 cr.
ACCT786Fraud Investigation: Legal Issues3 cr.
GRAD ACCTGraduate Accounting Elective3 cr.
Internal Auditor Specific Courses [CIAS](15) cr.
ACCT738Certified Internal Audit Basics (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT746Certified Internal Audit Practice (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT755Certified Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT776Case Studies in Internal Auditing3 cr.
GRAD ACCT/FINGraduate Accounting/Finance Elective3 cr.
Finance Specific Courses [FINS](15) cr.
FINC620Corporate Finance3 cr.
FINC622Money and Banking - Treasury Management Focus3 cr.
FINC738Mergers, Acquisitions, and Consolidations3 cr.
FINC750Advanced Financial Management3 cr.
FINC770International Financial Strategies3 cr.
Apply 11 cr. hours of undergrad open electives or grad level Gen. Acct. electives from following list or choose one of following Grad Certs not already completed as specific courses in MAcc:(11-12) cr.
General Accountancy [ACCS] electives(11) cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
ACCT715Federal Taxation 3 cr.
ACCT732Auditing and Assurance Services3 cr.
ACCT738Certified Internal Audit Basics (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT742Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting3 cr.
ACCT746Certified Internal Audit Practice (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT752CPA Prep: Financial (FAR)3 cr.
ACCT755Certified Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT756CPA Prep: Auditing (AUD)3 cr.
ACCT761CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control3 cr.
ACCT762CMA Prep Financial Decision Making3 cr.
ACCT763CPA Prep: Regulation (REG)3 cr.
ACCT767CPA Prep: Business (BEC)3 cr.
ACCT780Forensic Accounting3 cr.
FINC620Corporate Finance3 cr.
FINC738Mergers, Acquisitions, and Consolidations3 cr.
Managerial Accounting Graduate Certificate [MAN ACCT GRC](12) cr.
Internal Auditing Graduate Certificate [INT AUDT GRC](12) cr.
Finance Graduate Certificate [FINANCE GRC](12) cr.
Health Care Management Graduate Certificate [HC MGMT GRC](12) cr.
Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate [HR MGMT GRC](12) cr.
Marketing Graduate Certificate [MARKET GRC](12) cr.
Strategic Management Graduate Certificate [STRATMGT GRC](12) cr.