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Accounting

“Money makes the world go ‘round,” they say. They also say, “Time is money.” But who is they? And whose money and whose time is it? And how do you track it all? And what can you do with all those resources? 

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Future Career Paths

Welcome to the big questions at the heart of McDaniel’s Accounting program—a course of study that will prepare you for success in the world of business. And the great news is that accountants—and the knowledge of accounting principles—are needed in industries and businesses of all types, all over the world.

So you can take the specialized skill set McDaniel will help you build and put it to work at T. Rowe Price, or for the Baltimore Orioles, or for your very own small business.

Your Future

Graduates from the department have gone on to careers at places like:

  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Smith Barney/Citigroup
  • T. Rowe Price

Graduate School Partnerships

McDaniel undergraduate students who decide to pursue these new degree options would apply in their junior year and would complete two graduate courses during their senior year.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 Program Provides Option to earn Joint Degree

Through a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, McDaniel students have the opportunity to earn a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree from both institutions.

The 4+1 program includes a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel and a master of science degree in either Finance or Marketing from Carey Business School, which has campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Students in the program have the opportunity to enhance their graduate degrees with STEM concentrations in financial econometrics and marketing analytics.

Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Preferred Admission to Four Master’s Degree Programs

McDaniel College and Duquesne University have formed a new partnership that gives McDaniel undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration department, as well as eligible alumni, preferred admission to four master’s degree programs at Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

The four master’s degree programs include the Professional Master in Business Administration (PMBA), Master in Business Administration in Sustainable Business Practices (MBA-SBP), Master of Science in Accountancy (MAcc), and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM).

Photo courtesy of Duquesne University Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Distinctive Courses

BUA 3301 - Advanced Accounting

Study advanced topics in accounting, including partnerships, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign currency transactions, and translation, branches, governmental accounting, and nonprofit accounting.

ECO 1102 - Economic Issues and Policy

Explore the contributions made by economic theory towards understanding and solving major policy issues of our times. Study the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics and apply them to timely topics like the environment, health care, international trade, the minimum wage, and similarly critical issues.

BUA 4100 - Business Strategy and Policy

A capstone seminar course for Accounting Economics and Business Administration majors that relies on the case method to provide a challenging environment in which to apply knowledge acquired in the major toward developing strategies for business success. Basic building blocks such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing, et al are integrated in an individual as well as a team approach to problem solving, policy analysis, and strategic management.

Senior Capstone Business, Accounting, Economics

Business and Economics major, Carly Weetman, and Economics and Accounting major, Andrew Roberts talk about their senior capstone — their study on how the move from a Communist economy to a more privatized one affected the Tiehua artwork industry in China, as the culmination of their training at McDaniel.

The McDaniel Commitment in Action

The McDaniel Commitment—a series of opportunities guaranteed to all students—provides enhanced mentoring and coaching, and ensures every undergraduate student completes at least two meaningful experiential learning opportunities.

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Student Spotlight Morgan Collinson 2019, Accounting and Business Administration

A double major, one internship, a job waiting for her after graduation—and plenty of time with the McDaniel therapy dogs.

Mike Bucci '15

Alumni Spotlight Mike Bucci '15

Mike Bucci arrived on the Hill knowing without a doubt that he would pursue accounting, business, and economics, but it took the next four years – and a diversity of courses and the support of faculty with professional experience – for him to decide what he would do with his triple major in Accounting Economics, Economics, and Business Administration. Today the 2015 graduate has his C.P.A. and is an assurance manager with RSM, focusing on clients in the federal government contracting, industrials, and consumer products industries.