2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Accounting - CPA, B.S.B.A.

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  • Roland Warfield, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.I.A., C.G.M.A.
  • Tom Daughenbaugh, M.B.A.
  • Paul Mahady, D.B.A.


Learning Objectives:  Accounting-CPA

After graduating with a BSBA degree with a major in Accounting-CPA from the School of Business at Seton Hill University, students should be able to demonstrate the following: 

  1. Critically thinking and application of critical thinking to solve problems.
  2. Ability to apply and integrate theoretical knowledge from the discipline into real life applications.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively - written and oral presentation.
  4. Ability to effectively use IT skills in information systems, statistical software, application in spreadsheets, and data visualizations.
  5. Ability to identify ethical issues in the decision-making process and solve problems ethically.
  6. Ability to recognize when change is needed, and lead change to reach sustainable outcomes. 
  7. Ability to lead with a global perspective, and instill leadership that values diversity and inclusiveness.
  8. Basic knowledge of accounting, management, marketing, finance, economics, and human resource management.
  9. A broad understanding of the principles of the general accepted accounting practices, tax, and concepts in auditing. 
  10. An ability to ensure ethical and social responsibilities of accountants in guaranteeing the integrity of financial information.
  11. An ability to solve accounting problems in business, government and non-government organizations, and communicate the results and implications of the results to relevant stakeholders.
  12. An ability to conduct research and apply research to prepare relevant tax forms, conduct audit, and detect fraud.


All candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting - CPA must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, the capstone assessment requirement, and the required courses for the major and develop competency in written and verbal business communication skills.
The capstone assessment includes successful completion of a showcase portfolio. Students are required to present how their professional identity is solidified by study in the liberal arts.

A minimum of 120 credits is required.


Accounting - CPA Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Total credits: 87

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