An accounting degree offered through the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting can prepare you for professional, industrial, managerial or governmental accounting, with strong potential for career advancements. In preparing for any business career, a strong foundation in accounting will provide the variety of skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex financial world. The rigorous and comprehensive accounting curriculum at UCF focuses on the real-world challenges of accountancy, emphasizing techniques in problem solving, information analysis and quantitative methods.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to know the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice. Learn more

Curricular Plan of Study

Prior to orientation or 1st day of classes: Take Math Placement Test (MPT) and place into MAC 1105.



Fall (15 hours)

  • ENC 1101 Composition I
  • MAC 1105C College Algebra
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • Cultural Foundation I
  • General Elective
  1. Successful completion of MAC 1105

Spring (15 hours)

  • ENC 1102 Composition II
  • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
  • Social Science Foundation
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  1. Successful completion of ECO 2023



Fall (15 hours)

  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Historical Foundation I
  • Biological Science Foundation
  • QMB 3003
  1. Successful completion of ACG 2021.

Spring (15 hours)

  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Historical Foundation II
  • QMB 3003 Quantitative Business Tools I
  • Physical Science Foundation
  • MAR 3023
  • Successful completion of General Education Requirements.
  • Successful completion of Gordon Rule Requirements.
  • Successful completion of Common Program Prerequisites.



Fall (15 hours)

  • QMB 3200 Quantitative Business Tools II
  • FIN 3403 Business Finance
  • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
  • ACG 3131 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • GEB 3006 Career Development & Financial Planning
  1. Completion of Primary Business Core at UCF with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a “C”.
  2. Completion of ACG 3131 with a “B” or higher.
  3. Successful completion of GEB 3006.
  4. Admittance into the College of Business after completion of the admission requirements. Admittance automatically occurs for those students meeting admission requirements after grades officially post for the semester.

Spring (16 hours)

  • ACG 3141 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACG 3361 Cost Accounting I
  • BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Enviornment of Business
  • Business Elective
  • GEB 3005 Career Search Strategies
  • General Elective
  1. Successful completion of ACG 3141, ACG 3361 and GEB 3005.



Fall (16 hours)

  • ACG 4803 Advanced Issues in Financial Accounting
  • ACG 4401C Accounting Information Systems
  • MAR 3203 Supply Chain Management
  • QMB 3602 Business Research for Decision Making
  • Business Elective
  • GEB 4223 Business Interviewing Techniques
  1. Successful completion of ACG 3501, ACG 4401C and GEB 4223.

Spring (13 hours)

  • ACG 4651 Auditing
  • ACG 4840 Accounting Analytics
  • TAX 4001 Taxation of Business Entities & Transactions
  • MAN 4720 Strategic Management (Capstone)
  • GEB 4004 Executing Your Career Plan
  1. Successful completion of all degree requirements for graduation.



Admission to UCF does not equate to admission to the College of Business Administration (CBA). After receiving admission to UCF, students must qualify to be admitted to CBA and therefore all students enter the University as a ‘pre’ business major. This applies regardless of the specific business major a student intends to pursue. As a ‘pre’ business major, students will:

  1. Complete the General Education Program
  2. Complete the Gordon Rule requirements
  3. Complete the Business Common Program Prerequisites with a grade of C or better
    • MAC 1105 College Algebra
    • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
    • ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
    • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
    • CGS 2100 Computer Fundamentals for Business
    • QMB 3003 Quantitative Business Tools I**or STA 2023 Statistical Methods I and MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus
  4. Complete the Primary Business Core at UCF (per major specific GPA requirements)
    • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
    • MAR 3023 Marketing
    • FIN 3403 Business Finance
    • QMB 3200  Quantitative Business Tools II
    • ACG 3131 Intermediate Accounting IAdmission to the Accounting major requires a minimum Primary Core GPA of “3.0” and a “B” or better in ACG 3131 Intermediate Accounting I.
  5. Complete GEB 3006 Career Development & Financial Planning. This is the first course in the Career Professionalism Series; it is designed to help students align their major and career interest.

The above five requirements are to be completed before beginning any Business major.


Internships are academic courses that allow students to apply classroom theory in a practical work setting and gain personal, academic and work competencies.

  • One semester
  • Major-related
  • Off-campus
  • Usually for credit
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Structured for learning

Internships which work with all majors are available to all students at the University of Central Florida for elective credit through the Office of Experiential Learning.

What can I do with this major?

General Information and Strategies

  • Earn good grades. Grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person’s work ethic.
  • Potential employers place a big emphasis on strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrate these skills by having a well-rounded background.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.
  • Develop excellent computer skills.
  • Learn to work well within a team.
  • Develop strong communication skills.
  • Gain work experience and learn information about careers through internships. Consider completing internships in the spring semester, not just summer term.
  • Join Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary fraternity for accounting and finance information professionals, to gain knowledge about the accounting profession.
  • Certifications are available through the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Institute of Management.
  • Accountants may increase job marketability in some areas of accounting.
  • Accounting students should develop their analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills. Develop high ethical standards.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are important traits for accountants.
  • Accounting is a versatile degree. Students who graduate with a major in accounting may find jobs in many areas of business including: banking, financial planning, sales, production management, client management, product development, procurement, and general management.
  • While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible.  If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. You are welcome to contact the Accounting Department with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

What can I do to stand out?


Area Employer Information
  • Auditing/Assurance Services
  • Tax
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Forensic/Investigative Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Personal Financial Accounting
Public Accounting Firms:

  • Large
  • Regional
  • Local
  • Public accounting firms hire candidates who meet the educational requirements for sitting for the CPA exam.
  • State laws govern the practice of accountancy and specify the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.
Area Employer Information
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax planning
  • Budget Analysis
Companies of all sizes, in all industries Many managers in corporate settings obtain an MBA degree after several years.
Area Employer Information
  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Budget Analysis
  • Research
Federal agencies and departments:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Department of Treasury
  • General Accounting Office
  • Office of Management & Budget
  • Securities Exchange Commission
  • State and local agencies
  • Complete an internship in a government agency.
  • Become familiar with the government application process.
  • Accounting is a hot area in government hiring and many opportunities exist in the public sector.
Area Employer Information
  • Teaching
  • Researching
  • Consulting
Universities and Colleges
  • A Ph.D. in Accounting or a DBA, Doctorate in Business Administration, in accounting is generally required.
  • Maintain a high GPA and secure strong faculty recommendations.
Area Employer Information
  • Accounting
  • Internal Audit
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Money Handling
  • Record Keeping
  • Social service agencies and organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Religious organizations
  • Public school systems
  • Libraries and museums
  • Political parties
  • Labor unions
  • Volunteer at non-profit organizations and build a network of contacts in the non-profit sector.





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