Accounting - Public Accounting Major (120 credits)

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ACBU 3434Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACBU 3435Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACBU 3441Advanced Concepts in Financial Accounting3
ACBU 3442Individual and Business Taxation3
ACBU 3443Assurance and Auditing3
BLBU 3436Commercial Transactions3
ACBU 3444Advanced Assurance and Auditing3
Select four electives as outlined below, or complete the Sustainability Reporting concentration: 1
Two upper-level accounting electives 2
Two upper-level business electives 3

See the Concentrations tab for details.


Any two courses from subject code ACBU numbered 3000 or higher may fulfill this requirement.


Upper level business electives are any 3000-4999 numbered courses within a Gabelli School area.

Students must also complete the Gabelli School business and liberal arts Core Curricula. In addition, all students complete between three and seven liberal arts electives depending on their major requirements.

CIP Code

52.0301 - Accounting.

You can use the CIP code to learn more about career paths associated with this field of study and, for international students, possible post-graduation visa extensions. Learn more about CIP codes and other information resources.

Concentration in Sustainable Reporting

A new, standardized language is needed to articulate material non-financial risks as well as opportunities facing companies today. Both financial and non-financial risks affect a corporation's ability to create long-term value. Thus, reporting should include the way companies compete, use resources, and impact society.

The concentration in sustainable reporting enables students to further develop analytic tools and effective communication capabilities pertaining to this expanding field of study. Earning this unique concentration can better position you for careers not only in accounting but also in financial service-related fields that focus on non-financial considerations.

This concentration is only available to Gabelli School of Business students at Rose Hill pursuing a major in public accounting or public accountancy.

Students can complete this concentration as part of their major in public accounting or public accountancy without any additional courses.

Requirements for Public Accounting Majors

Course Title Credits
Two of the following courses:
Sustainability Reporting and SASB Standards
Ethics in Financial Reporting and Accounting
Business Risks In A Global Digital Economy 1
Two upper-level business electives:
ST: Sustainable Business (required for the concentration)
One of the following:
ST: Sustainability and Finance
ST:Social Entrepreneurship
ST:Fair Trade Entrepreneurship
ST: Social Marketing

This graduate-level course can be taken as an undergraduate, as part of the Gabelli School's 4+1 Undergraduate-to-Graduate degree options.

Requirements for Public Accountancy Majors

Course Title Credits
Required Course
ST: Sustainable Business
One of the following:
ST: Sustainability and Finance
ST:Social Entrepreneurship
ST:Fair Trade Entrepreneurship
ST: Social Marketing

In addition to the sustainability reporting track requirements listed above, students must also complete a sustainability reporting section of CBBU 1004 ST: Analytics IP, designated by the section attribute SRIP.