Inspired to improve the world of business.

In today’s dynamic business world, you’re dedicated to creating successful business opportunities, while assisting with an individual’s or organization’s financial performance. At Marian, we understand your commitment to the business world and strive to help you achieve your goals through our accounting program.

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Program Information

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009


The Accounting Program prepares students to understand the language of business, Accounting. Understanding of the tools used in the profession every day enables students to apply this knowledge in the field. Whether the choice is to pursue CPA and/or public accounting opportunities or CMA certification and/or private accounting opportunities, or other business opportunities, our students will be ready to jump start their career.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts around GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures).
  • Understand terminology and context of financial ratios through analysis and calculation of a series of financial ratios (Quantitative Skills)
  • Prepare basic federal and state tax returns
  • Prepare, read and understand financial statements.
  • Perform break even analysis given fixed cost and variable cost data (Quantitative Skills)
  • Effectively communicate, in both oral and written forms, with business professionals.

The Program
Marian’s accounting program aims to develop leaders who are prepared to provide a positive impact for businesses across the nation. As a student in the program, you’ll explore and develop essential knowledge and skills in all aspects of business—including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing and personnel.

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including PHI 231; ECO 201; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core
34 credits as follows:

31 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.

Accounting courses
18 credits:
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 310 Intermediate Financial Accounting I, 3 cr.
ACC 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting II, 3 cr.
ACC 331 Income Tax I, 3 cr.
ACC 422 Auditing, 3 cr.
ACC 431 Advanced Cost Accounting, 3 cr.

0–3 credits:
ACC 397 Accounting – Internship, 0 cr.
ACC 497 Accounting – Internship, 1 - 3 crs.

Elective credits (recommended, not required):
ACC 312 Advanced Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 332 Income Tax II, 3 cr.

16-23 credits:
University electives

* CPA Option: All of the above would be required and completion of 150 credits from any discipline.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

As a student in the accounting program, you’ll engage in courses as part of our liberal arts and business core curriculum, as well as be able to select courses of special interest. You’ll benefit from the personal, one-on-one classroom experience, with the opportunity to work with faculty who collectively bring more than 80 years of business experience.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission

Scott Dell, CPA
Accounting Program Director

At Marian University, you’ll be inspired by our focus on personalized support and quality practical experiences. You’ll find faculty who are experts in the business field, bringing with them decades of experience and a passion to serve others. As an accounting graduate from Marian University, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and insight to be successful in the 21st century business world.

Criteria for Undergraduate Business Students

A student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards at each class level:

Freshman Criteria (for students with at least 30 credits completed)

Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • ENG 101 or ENG 105

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Sophomore Criteria (for students with at least 60 credits completed)

Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • ENG 151 or ENG 106
  • MAT 111 or MAT 130 or MAT 132
  • BUA 210
  • Science lab(s)

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Junior and Senior Criterion (for students with at least 80 credits completed)

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

Failure to Meet Criteria

Any business student failing to meet these criteria is placed on probation. During the first semester of probation, students may continue taking business courses. If the student has failed to meet the criteria after one semester on probation, that student may only retake deficient classes and general education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

A business student is not allowed to graduate with a D+ or lower grade in any business course. If such a grade is recorded, the course must be retaken and a grade of C- or above must be achieved. All business students are required to take a comprehensive exit examination during the semester prior to graduation. Students pursuing more than one major in the business program must complete at least 15 credits of unique courses to count in each major. Students pursuing a minor must complete at least 9 credits of courses unique to the minor.

Internship Experience

The internship provides practical work experience related to the student's career objective. All internships involve planned and supervised on-the-job training with interaction among the student, a faculty advisor, and a supervisor from the site of the internship. The student may complete the internship on a part- or full-time basis. Before the student begins their internship, they must consult with the internship coordinator in their respective discipline to review requirements and expectations.

Prior to the start of the internship, the site must be approved and a learning contract and supervisor agreement must be completed. Students are eligible to register for a 0-3 credit internship upon achieving junior status. Specific internship requirements such as number of hours, paperwork, and other assignments may differ depending on major. Students must consult with the program director and internship coordinator for these details and cannot register for the internship until authorized by the internship coordinator. Business students are required to complete a minimum of one internship experience regardless of the number of declared majors.

As a graduate of the program, you’ll be positioned to enter the professional world, especially with the competencies and experience needed to qualify to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA) examinations. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting an increase in the need for business professionals with bachelor’s degrees, graduates of the accounting program gain practical experience and increase job opportunities.

Accounting Program Director

Scott Dell

Scott Dell 2 Title: Assistant Professor, Accounting Program Director

Phone: 920.923.8722

Highest Degree: MBA, CPA, MAE

Strengths: Achiever, Activator, Learner, Ideation, Maximizer

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Academic Advisor

Angela Blamey

Angie Blamey Title: Internship Coordinator; Academic Advisor



Highest Degree: M.S.

Strengths: Empathy, Consistency, Responsibility, Harmony, Discipline

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Part-Time Faculty

Steven Laurion

Steven Laurion
Title: Adjunct Instructor, Accounting


Phone: 920.923.8965

Highest Degree:

Tracy Lindgren

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Title: Adjunct Instructor, Accounting


Phone: 920.923.8965

Highest Degree: CPA


Fun Fact

Average cost of tuition at Marian is $24,300, whereas the national average is $33,716 (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, June 2014; National Center for Education Statistics,

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