A grade of C or higher is required in both ACCT 211 and ACCT 212 in order to be admitted into the major. Students must have a minimum major GPA of 2.25 to graduate with the accounting major. BUS 240 meets the Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the general education program. ECON 202 meets the American Cultures and Institutions and the Social Science requirements of the general education program. A student who is not familiar with the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, should take BUS 112: Fundamentals of Computer Applications.
The accounting major is a combination of accounting and business administration courses that prepares the student to immediately enter the accounting profession and to seek professional certification. The major meets all educational requirements to become a candidate for the CMA and CFM certifications. The major contains the courses required by Ohio law to allow the student to pursue the CPA certification through further education as a graduate or undergraduate student or through the testing option. If a student wishes to meet the CPA candidacy requirements through 150 hours of education, he/she may do so by entering the Malone University MBA program or by following a program of undergraduate courses designed to meet the needs of the particular student. Admission into the Malone University MBA Program as an undergraduate senior within 15 hours of graduation is possible by meeting the requirements specified in the Graduate Catalog. The accounting major also meets the admissions requirements of many other business and accounting graduate programs.