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Overview | Accounting

Maranatha’s Accounting major is designed to train you as a manager with specialized knowledge in accounting, enabling you to prepare and analyze financial reports for businesses, governments, and other organizations.

Godly, experienced business faculty members reinforce the importance of possessing both technical skills and personal integrity. This major results in a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, providing you with an ideal foundation for graduate study in more specialized accounting fields or other areas of business.

MBU graduates consistently score above the national average on the CPA exam. Maranatha has an outstanding faculty, qualified and eager to prepare you for success in the accounting industry.


Program Outcomes

  • Knowledge of accounting terminology and concepts
  • Ability to solve accounting problems
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Expertise in using technology
  •  Demonstrate Christian character and application of biblical principles
  • Ability to gain employment or pursue graduate education in accounting or a related field

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Introduction to Business & Management (3)
Computer Applications (3)
Principles of Accounting 1 (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Principles of Accounting 2 (3)
Probability and Statistics (3)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
Principles of Marketing (3)
Macroeconomics (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
Business Communication (3)
Microeconomics (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Principles of Management (3)
Business Law 1 (3)
Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
Auditing or Federal Taxation 1 (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Concentration (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Business Electives (3)
Concentration (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Science Elective (3)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 14

Semester 1

Business Strategy (3)
Business Finance (3)
Auditing or Federal Taxation 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Concentration (3)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Business Capstone & Entrepreneurship (3)
Business Electives (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Concentration (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Related Majors

Accounting (CPA)
Business Management
Marketing Management

Related Minors

Accounting Management
Business Management
Digital Media Communications

Potential Career Fields

Financial officer
Investment analyst
Business owner
Financial analyst
Tax accountant

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Tracy Foster

School of Business | Dean

DBA, Walden University
MBA, Syracuse University
BS, Montana State University

Jeff Drost

School of Business | Professor

Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University
MS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University
BM, Graduate School of Banking, University of Madison
BS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University

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