Business and Mangement; Management Accounting (major)

What you will study

Because accounting is a popular area of study, most American colleges offer an accounting program.

However, few are as unique as the management accounting curriculum at Alverno College. The Alverno management accounting curriculum provides students with the learning they need to take a strategic and integrated approach to accounting issues. Today, management accountants are more involved in decision making, in directing management teams, and in strategic planning. An Alverno degree in management accounting prepares students for a variety of opportunities in the world of financial administration, whether in the corporate, not-for-profit, or government sector.

By grounding the management accounting major in  a broad-based liberal arts and business curriculum, this program helps students develop the necessary skills to compete in an ever-changing business environment.

When you choose a management accounting major, you learn:

  1. To integrate principles from accounting and management theory with liberal arts learning to interpret and analyze business situations and to effectively communicate with others in a variety of contexts

  2. To use accounting frameworks to initiate and implement problem solving and process improvement in organizational contexts

  3. To use management theory to interact effectively in professional contexts that require leadership of groups or other types of interpersonal interactions

  4. To respond to management and accounting issues in a manner consistent with personal and professional codes of conduct.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

MGMT Accounting Major Beginning
MGT-100Introduction to Business & Mgt3
MGT-201Financial Accounting & Analysis I3
MGT-202Managerial Accounting & Decision Making3
MGT-210Economic Environment3
MGMT Accounting Major Intermediate
CIT/MIT Elective: Take one course3
MGT-221Managing in Organizations3
MGT-250Business Models & Quantitative Methods3
MGT-275Tax Accounting, Strategy & Planning3
MGT-300Marketing Principles & Management3
MGT-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
MGT-375Intermediate Financial Accounting 13
MGT-376Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
MGMT Accounting Major Advanced
AC-414Professional Interview0
MGT-400Small Business Mgt/Decision Making3
MGT-475Advanced Financial Accounting3
MGT-410Business Policy & Strategy3
MGT-412Business Practicum3
MGT-483Advanced Internship Seminar2
MGT Electives: Take 9 credits of MGT electives9
Electives: Take 6 credits of General Electives6