BA Accounting

This program is designed for recent high school graduates and offers stimulating and challenging coursework about a field that is constantly evolving.


The College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University offers three majors leading to Bachelor of Arts degrees in a traditional semester format — Accounting, Business, and International Business, and one major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. In all four majors, students are required to complete an internship.

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Program Format

The Accounting major is designed to prepare the student for a career in public or private accounting.

A student in any of the departmental majors in the College of Business and Management may not minor in one of the other two programs, nor may a student graduate with more than one of these majors. Only minors or second majors from departments in other colleges will be accepted.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish articulation agreements.


Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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