Buena Vista University


Work for a Big Four accounting firm. Maintain and examine the records of a government agency. Become a public accountant at your hometown firm. As an accounting major at BVU, you will learn the skills to work for all types of businesses, large and small, in almost every field imaginable.

With an accounting degree, you can put your skills to work helping businesses, government agencies, and individuals assess their income and holdings. Through coursework, internships, and travel, you will also acquire the necessary tools to understand business operations, communicate effectively, and think critically. Not only will you graduate with a degree in accounting and be well-equipped to take the CPA exam, but you will be a well-rounded business professional who is ready to take on the business field.

Courses of study

Major in Accounting: 58 credit hours

Common business core

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MGMT 206 Management Science
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Major courses

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
ACCT 403 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 405 Auditing
ACCT 415 Individual Federal Income Tax
ACCT 416 Corporate Federal Income Tax

Recommended support work

ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 428 Government/Nonprofit Accounting
COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
MIS 300 Introduction to Management Information Systems
ACCT 495 Accounting Internship

The following courses are available to help students prepare for the CPA exam

ACCT 465 Auditing and Attestation
ACCT 466 Financial Accounting and Reporting

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Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

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