Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Objection
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
University of Baltimore
Proposal
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Accounting7/28/2018Denied 8/6/2018
Accounting Program Description
UB has been offering accounting education of some kind since its opening in 1925, and for the past 40 years, it has offered the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the option of an area of concentration in Accounting. UB had the first accounting honors program in Maryland, and it offers an accelerated bachelor&#39;s to master&#39;s pathway. The current concentration requires 27 semester credit hours of accounting courses, which is just one course of 3 credits from a major. The new program is essentially a minor modification of the existing area of concentration, adding just one course in accounting and changing one non-accounting business course. <br> <br>The primary purpose for the change is to eliminate confusion on the part of students and employers who have communicated to the Merrick School of Business that a degree named &quot;accounting&quot; rather than &quot;business administration&quot; better represents the program content. Listing the degree name as accounting will enhance its searchability online and will better convey to employers who may not look at curriculum in detail that the students&#39; degree provides depth in accounting. The current description of &quot;concentration in accounting&quot; can leave students unsure as to whether a full accounting program is being offered, and thus the current concentration is an impediment to connecting students with a program that could be a great fit for them. <br> <br>The primary mission of our accounting programs is to prepare students for public and industry accounting careers by equipping them with the advanced knowledge expected of today&#39;s public accounting and advisory professionals. <br>