Accounting is the language of business. A student choosing the Accounting concentration in the Morehouse Business Administration program is choosing to prepare himself for any field of business by having a deep and thorough understanding of the foundation on which a business stands. Many of our alumni from accounting go on to work in the Top 4 public accounting firms but just as many or more move into other fields: banking, consulting, technology, etc. The concentration requires 15 hours of accounting courses (5 courses) beyond the business and general education core requirements. Accounting concentration students learn not only how to maintain the financial records of an organization but also how leaders use accounting information to make decisions. Students are also expected to recognize the high ethical standards required of the accounting profession. A graduate of the Accounting concentration at Morehouse has a solid foundation to pursue the CPA designation and is encouraged to do so. Many of our alumni have earned the CPA title.
Accounting students have the opportunity to join the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), a component of the Morehouse Business Association and of the overall professional organization. Therefore, NABA members are not only exposed to activities and accounting professionals on campus but are connected to the national network of NABA that advocates for all Black accounting professionals. The motto of NABA “Lifting as We Climb” represents the overall mission and ethos of Morehouse also. Outstanding accounting students have also participated in the Deloitte Accounting Case Competition and Morehouse teams have won the national title twice.
Morehouse Accounting students have found employment in all of the Top 4 public accounting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, and KPMG), all major Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs, JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, BMO, etc.), consulting firms (Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, etc.), and Corporate America (Delta, etc.).
To earn a concentration in Accounting, a student must take (in addition to all of the other business and general education requirements) 5 required courses. A student must earn a “C” or higher in all five courses. The five required courses are BA 311 Intermediate Accounting 1, BA 312 Intermediate Accounting 2, BA 410 Cost/Managerial Accounting, BA 411 Tax Accounting, and BA 412 Auditing. A student who wants to pursue the CPA is also encouraged to complete the following courses.
BA 323 Comprehensive Business Law
BA 413 Advanced Accounting
BA 415 Advanced Corporate Tax
A suggested course sequence showing all required courses can be found here.
Emmanuel Onifade, Ph.D., CPA
Director and Professor
Massey Leadership Center 230