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Accounting is often called “the language of business.” The study of accounting prepares you to analyze and summarize economic activity for purposes of good decision-making in organizations. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career in public accounting, private industry, or nonprofit organizations. It’s also a good foundation for graduate study and examinations for professional certifications.


For students who entered Moravian University before fall 2022, please see your advisor for major curriculum requirements.

Accounting Major

The accounting curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in accounting to prepare students for careers in public accounting, private industry, and the non-profit sector.

  • ACCT 157: Financial Accounting
  • ECON 152: Principles of Economics
    • Prerequisites: second semester freshman standing; ALEKS score of 40 -OR- MATH 108/191 with a C- or better
    • Minimum grade:  C- or better 
  • ECON 156: Economic and Business Statistics  -OR-  MATH 107: Elementary Statistics
    • Minimum grade:  C- or better 
  • FIN 231: Managerial Finance
    • Prerequisites: ACCT 157, ECON 152, ECON 156 -OR-  MATH 107
  • ECON 225: Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Prerequisites: ECON 152, ECON 156, -OR-  MATH 107 and MATH 108/191
  • BUS 155: Business and Society
    • Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore standing
  • MATH 108: Functions and Derivatives
    • Prerequisites: ALEKS score of 40
    • Minimum grade:  C- or better 
  • BUS 252: Using Data in Business Decision Making
    • Prerequisites: MATH 108, BUS 155, ECON 156 -OR-  MATH 107

  • ACCT 213: Managerial  Accounting
    • Prerequisites: ACCT 157 and ECON 156  -OR- MATH 107
  • ACCT 218: Intermediate Accounting I
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 157
  • ACCT 219: Intermediate Accounting II
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 218 with grade of “C” or better
  • ACCT 258: Computers and Acct Info Systems 
    • Prerequisites: ACCT 157 and MGMT 211.2
  • ACCT 313: Advanced Managerial Accounting and Analytics
    • Prerequisites: ACCT 213
  • ACCT 315: Federal Income Tax 
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 157
  • ACCT 324: Auditing 
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 218 with grade of “C” or better
  • ACCT 340: Senior Seminar in Accounting (Writing Intensive)
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 218 with grade of “C” or better, senior standing 

Fall Year 1

  • BUS 155
  • MATH 108/191

Spring Year 1

  • ECON 156/MATH 107
  • ACCT 157

Fall Year 2

  • ECON 152
  • BUS 252
  • ACCT 213

Spring Year 2

  • FIN 231
  • ECON 225

Fall Year 3

  • ACCT 218
  • ACCT 315

Spring Year 3

  • ACCT 219
  • ACCT 258

Fall Year 4

  • ACCT 313
  • ACCT 324

Spring Year 4

  • ACCT 340

The Minor in Accounting

The minor in Accounting consists of five (5) course units: ACCT 157, 213 and three (3) other Accounting courses, at least two of which must be at the 200 level or above.

Note: Students in the School of Business and Economics may not double count any courses between the major and the minor.

Program Highlights


4+1 Program

The 4+1 program provides our undergraduate students the opportunity to earn two degrees in one stop. Couple your undergraduate degree with any one of our four business master’s degrees. How? You’ll begin taking graduate-level courses in your senior year to help you transition into a full, final year of graduate studies.



An internship is an opportunity to apply theory to practice. It’s a chance to gain perspective on what you learned in the classroom, self reflect, and 'try it out' before graduation. Moravian students have interned at all of the Big 4 accounting firms as well as other national and regional organizations including Independence Blue Cross and Disney World. Moravian students have also interned at amazing Lehigh Valley-based companies including Air Products, B Braun Medical, Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem, Crayola, and many more. Moravian University is well connected in the community and ongoing business partnerships continue to expand internship opportunities.

SOAR student


Students in all areas of study are encouraged to participate in research and explore their passions at Moravian. Opportunities consist of the Honors Program, InFocus, and Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR).

Student travel

Study Abroad

Sophomore year is the perfect time for a study abroad opportunity, or, as we like to call it, a “Global Greyhound Trip.” The Elevate experience includes a faculty-led trip to one of our featured destinations—the Czech Republic or Costa Rica—at no extra cost to students!

Career Opportunities

The accounting major helps to prepare students for careers in public accounting, private industry, and non-profit organizations. It’s also a good foundation for graduate study in accounting, management, finance, and law, as well as preparation examinations for professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Management, and Certified Internal Auditor.

Internship & Employer Highlights

  • Air Products
  • Amazon
  • Baker Tilly
  • B Braun Medical
  • Concannon Miller
  • Deloitte
  • Disney World
  • EY
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • KPMG
  • Moravian University
  • PPL
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Olympus

Learn more about Internship Opportunities:

Clubs and Organizations

Amrhein Investment Club

The Amrhein Investment Club provides students with a hands-on learning experience in the field of investments by actively managing a part of the University endowment. Members of the club manage four portfolios with an aggregate value of over $4.0 million. They meet weekly to discuss current holdings and to present ideas for future purchases or sales of stocks and bonds. The club competes in national competitions and also sponsors trips to the New York Stock Exchange and other financial venues.

The School of Business and Economics is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).