Program Requirements

B.S. in Accounting

The program requires 61 credits in accounting, finance, and management and 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

Business School core (27)
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II
MGMT 203 The Legal Environment of Business
MGMT 211 Managing Team and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 221 Marketing Principles
FINA 315 Introduction to Corporate Finance
MGMT 357 Information Technology Management
MGMT 409 Operations Management*
MGMT 432 Strategic Management*
Globalization course (3)
Choose one: ECON 340C International Economic Policy**
FINA 413 International Banking and Finance
MGMT 312 International Business Management
Accounting major requirements (25)
ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II*
ACCT 301 Cost Accounting
ACCT 304 Advanced Financial Accounting*
ACCT 310 Career Planning (1)
ACCT 311 Introduction to Federal Taxation*
ACCT 360 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 401 Auditing*
ACCT 415 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting*
Finance course (3)
Choose one: FINA 316 Intermediate Financial Management I
FINA 336 Investments I
Additional electives (3-6)
One or two ** additional accounting (ACCT), finance (FINA), human resources (HRMG), management (MGMT), or marketing (MKTG) elective at the 300 or 400 level, excluding MGMT 491, MKTG 491, HRMG 491, and FINA 495.
Liberal Arts and Sciences
(some of which may fulfill the College Core)
COMM 253 Business Communication
CSCI 150 P4 Introduction to High Technology
ECON 105C P3 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 106C P3 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 221 SQ Statistics I
MATH 111C SQ Finite Mathematics for Social Sciences***
MATH 112C P4 Calculus for Social Sciences***
REST 386D Morality in Business****
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences courses to total 60 credits
Total (121-124)

*These courses must be taken at St. John Fisher College.
**If ECON 340C is taken to meet the Globalization requirement, then two accounting, finance, human resources, management, or marketing electives must be taken.

***Students must take ONE of MATH 109C, 111C, or 119C – and – ONE of MATH 112C or 120C; the sequence of 120C/122C also meets the mathematics requirement.
****PHIL 273C may be substituted for REST 386D.

Note: Except as noted, a course used to satisfy the requirements under one of the subdivisions above may not also be used to satisfy the requirements under a different subdivision. Since 61 credits of business and 60 credits of liberal arts are required, the minimum number of credits to complete the program is 121; students who being their studies at St. John Fisher College as freshmen and complete ITDY 101 Freshman Seminar will complete the program with 122 credits.

Notes on the Accounting requirements:

  • At least half of the accounting (ACCT) courses must be taken at the College.
  • Students must pay careful attention to course prerequisites; not doing so could delay progress through the program.
  • Accounting majors may not declare a minor in management.

For students majoring in accounting, all courses designated as accounting courses (ACCT) that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.


For More Information

Raymond Shady
Department Chair
(585) 385-8098

(585) 385-8064