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Merrick School of Business

Honors Accounting Program

The Accounting Honors Program is designed to produce leaders in the accounting field and in business in general. Students who have indicated a desire to major in accounting will be selected based on academic performance.

The Honors Accounting Program features:

Honors Accounting Program News

Honors Accounting Students to Present at University of Oxford, July 2013 


  • an enriched curriculum interaction with accounting faculty and alumni in informal settings;
  • participation in Honors Program field trips and employer site visits;
  • exceptional internship opportunities;

    Area firms are extremely excited about this new program. UB alumni are found throughout the Baltimore accounting community. This program allows area firms to interact with UB students who have already demonstrated strong academic performance and a desire to major in accounting, and it lays the groundwork for many strong opportunities.

    Richard Wolf, a partner at Hertzbach & Company, P.A. and a member of the Merrick School of Business Accounting Advisory Board.

  • sharing resumes with key employers

Honor students are also encouraged to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program which provides opportunities to earn a graduate degree in accounting and business advisory services, finance, or taxation. The appeal of entering the combined program is that, with only an additional year of work beyond four years of undergraduate work—it allows students to:

  1. deepen their understanding of accounting and related fields;
  2. gain access to graduate courses;
  3. obtain a Masters degree; and
  4. facilitate qualification for the CPA examination.

Accounting Honors Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors program is by invitation only. Invitees, who have indicated a desire to major in accounting, will be selected based on performance in Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting with a GPA of 3.5 or better or by faculty recommendation. Other requirements include:

  • a completed program application
  • a letter of recommendation
  • a personal statement discussing your commitment to the Accounting Honors Program and the field of accounting.

Graduating in Good Standing

To graduate in good standing, an Accounting Honors student must meet the requirements of the Honors program. The student must:

  • successfully complete an internship (ACCT 495), preferably in the junior year, with a public accounting firm or other approved organization;
  • complete a total of two honors projects offered in the following three courses - Intermediate Accounting III, Auditing or Advanced Financial Reporting;
  • participate in program's extracurricular activities associated with Beta Alpha Psi and other approved accounting activities and field trips;
  • maintain a grade point average of 3.5 with no grade of less than a B in any upper level accounting course.


Honors students who graduate in good standing receive a special designation on their transcripts upon graduation.

Need more information?

Point of Contact
Jan Williams, Associate Professor of Accounting
410.837.6593 or