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School of Business

Accounting
Bachelor of Science

Gain the edge to compete in a highly-sought profession.

Mount Ida’s Accounting program is built on a strong foundation of traditional academic subjects such as business, math, science and the arts, along with accounting courses focused on financial accounting, federal taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and cost accounting. As an Accounting graduate, you will be equipped with accounting principles to understand what makes businesses succeed and grow.

Preparation for the real world.

In the Mount Ida Accounting program, students have ample opportunities to apply skills both individually and in teams through in-class exercises, case analyses, and internships guided by our industry-expert faculty. For those who wish to stay in the accounting field, the program meets Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) guidelines, including the 120 credit hours of academic study needed to sit for the CPA exam. Students may also take advantage of the Mount Ida 4+1 program to both earn their master’s degree and complete the required additional 30 credit hours of academic study to become licensed as a CPA.

The Greater Boston area supports a wide range of fulfilling internship experiences in large public accounting firms, small- and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profits, offering you practical accounting skills and networking opportunities.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Accounting degree program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 30 credits - Program Requirements Courses
  • 30 credits - Business Core Courses
  • 9 credits - Program Electives
  • 36 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 15 credits - Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • AC 110 - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 330 - Accounting Information Systems
  • AC 304 - Cost Accounting
  • AC310 - Auditing
  • BA 337 - Analysis of Financial Statements

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Business Administration faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Scott Burke

Associate Professor

As a practitioner for more than 25 years, Professor Burke brings his experiences in small, medium, and large-sized companies to the classroom. He has held positions at all levels, from intern to mid-level positions (manager, director), and all the way up to senior management positions (VP, SVP, President). He has been involved in start-up companies as well as mergers and acquisitions. “I have been very fortunate in my career. My success has come through hard work and, of course, a bit ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

An Accounting degree is highly sought after with a wide range of employment possibilities upon graduation. Our graduates choose to move into professional positions in business or finance or to continue directly into graduate studies.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I urge our students to master fundamental business concepts today, so they are ready to respond to tomorrow’s changing market conditions.
Susan C. Wheeler

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Business Administration in the School of Business