Bachelor of Science in Accounting

At Southeastern, we believe the best accountants are the sum of many parts. A good accountant, while certainly an expert with numbers, is also honest. Accurate. Fair.  The first-time pass rate of SEU students who have taken the CPA exam since 2001 is 85%, which is among the highest of the colleges and universities in Florida.And in possession of an unshakable moral and ethical foundation. Even though numbers can easily be manipulated, values shouldn’t be. Committed to modeling this principle in their classrooms and daily lives, our accounting professors often share with students their experiences as successful businesspeople in the marketplace. They also offer impressive professional credentials, including prior experience with companies such as Ernst & Young and PODS. These connections are a valuable resource for students when securing internships and employment, whether locally or around the world.

Dr. Bill Hahn, professor of accounting at SEU, co-authored the textbook “Forensic Accounting.”

Program Details

15 hours of pre-business core
24 hours of business core
25 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
5 hours of electives*

Total credit hours — 124

*Can substitute 12 credit hours of preparation course work for the CPA exam plus Business Law II

Sample Core Courses

  • Principles of Financial Accounting (BUSI 2133) — This course provides an introduction to financial accounting and basic accounting statements. The focus is on business records, collection of financial data, development of statements and interpretation of this information. Extensive work is done on quantitative problem-solving.
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACTG 3603) — This course provides the groundwork for creating, analyzing and managing an accounting information system in a variety of technological environments, with added emphasis on utilizing appropriate software packages that are prevalent in the industry.
  • Managerial Cost Accounting (ACTG 3133) — This course examines cost behavior patterns, cost accounting systems for different entities, relevant information for decision-making, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgets and standard costs for control and planning.
  • Federal Income Taxation I (ACTG 4133) — This class covers concepts used in taxation of income by the federal government, including tax laws, examination of tax policy issues, tax research and preparation of tax returns.

Pre-Business Core

Principles of Financial Accounting

Data Management Analysis

Business Communications I


Principles of Managerial Accounting

Business Core

Principles of Finance

Principles of Management

Business Communications II


Business Law I

Business Analytics II

Accounting Information Systems

Business Policies

Major Core

Pre-Intermediate Accounting

Intermediate Accounting I and II

Managerial Cost Accounting

Not-for-Profit Accounting

Advanced Accounting – Framework and Special Reporting

Advanced Accounting – Acquisitions and Consolidations

Federal Income Taxation I


Optional CPA Preparation

Special Topics in Accounting

Federal Income Taxation II

Principles of Forensic Accounting

Accounting Internship

Business Law II

Financial Statement Analysis

Chief financial officer

Tax accountant

Accounts receivable manager

Accounts payable manager

Financial analyst