BA Business Administration - Accounting

Want to become fluent in the language of business? Saint Leo’s Business Administration degree with Accounting specialization gives you the knowledge and skills to become a financial leader in your organization.

Why choose an Accounting specialization at Saint Leo?

As a student in the IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business—the largest Catholic business school in the U.S.—you’ll take 27 hours in accounting in addition to a core of foundational business classes that teach you management, marketing, and macro- and microeconomics principles.

In small, personalized classes—identical to those offered at University Campus—you’ll learn all the ins and outs of the financial side of business, from financial reporting and cost accounting to tax planning and auditing. At Saint Leo, you’re surrounded by opportunities to see the importance of accounting in the real world and recognize your ethical responsibilities as a practitioner.

For a more in-depth study of accounting and auditing, explore Saint Leo’s B.A. Accounting degree.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Individual Federal Income Taxes
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Professional development opportunities

  • Conferences: Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s International Business Conference, held annually at our University Campus.
  • Internships: Gain real world business experience at a local company close to your home or work. Saint Leo Accounting students have interned with Entegra Power Services; Sunrise of Pasco County; Grant Thorton, CPA; SK Financial Services, CPA; Crowe Horwath, CPA; Seema Jain, CPA; and Bashor & Legendre, LLP, CPA.
  • Professional memberships: Join the local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA) or Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.

What can you do with a degree in Business Administration - Accounting?

Graduates are qualified for entry-level accounting positions in profit, nonprofit and governmental organizations.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • IRS Investigator
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Advisor

Where are Saint Leo Accounting grads now?

  • North Carolina State University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Entegra
  • SK Financial Services
  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM)