Major in Accounting

The field of accounting has offered a very strong job market for decades, and this is projected to continue in the foreseeable future. Both the supply of and the demand for accounting graduates continues to grow, with the demand outpacing the supply in many years.

The field of accounting is diverse, with many possible areas of practice such as tax, auditing, management accounting, and forensic accounting—and accounting is often the educational background for senior management of business firms. The accounting faculty have a wealth of experience in both public and private accounting to share with accounting majors. The faculty maintain professional certifications as Certified Public Accountants (CPA), as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for B.B.A. Majors in Accounting  and B.B.A./M.B.A. Majors in Accounting

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements
45 hours
    Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra  
II. Common Professional Component for all B.B.A Majors
39 hours
ACC 231
Principles of Accounting I
ACC 233
Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 254
Business Technology 3
BUS 351 Business Communication (W) 3
BUS 354 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 455 Business Ethics (W) 3
BUS 459 Business Strategy (W) 3
ECO 271
Macroeconomics 3
ECO 272
Microeconomics 3
FIN 385 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 241 Principles of Management 3
MKT 261 Principles of Marketing 3
III. Requirements for Major in Accounting
24 hours
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 331 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 335 Cost Accounting  3
ACC 430 Principles of Taxation I 
ACC 435 Advanced Accounting 
ACC 436 Principles of Auditing 
  Internship or upper-division business electives* 6
*Students planning to pursue CPA licensure should complete ACC 431 Principles of Taxation II and BUS 357 Commercial Law. Other students may complete 6 hours of upper-division business electives.  
 IV. Electives (including additional Bible) 18 hours
 Requirements for B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting 51 hours
ACC 231  Principles of Accounting I 
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting I 
ACC 331 Intermediate Accounting II 
ACC 335 Cost Accounting 
ACC 430 Principles of Taxation I 
ACC 435 Advanced Accounting 
ACC 436 Principles of Auditing 
BUS 357 Commercial Law 
BUS 550 Analytical Decision Tools* 
BUS 559 Strategic Decision Making** 
ECO 570 Economic Thought 
FIN 580 Financial Management 
LDR 543 Leading Teams and Organizations 
MGT 540 Operations Management 
MKT 560 Marketing Management 
 PLUS: Any three (3) of the following courses:
ACC 530 Managerial Accounting  (3)
ACC 531 Principles of Taxation II*** (3)
ACC 538 Fraud Examination***  (3) 
 BUS 510 Business Communication  (3) 
 BUS 520 Business Law and Ethics  (3) 
* Students taking BUS 550 are not required to take BUS355 as part of the Common Professional Component.  
 ** Functions as a capstone course for the MBA program; to be taken during the last spring or last fall semester before anticipated graduation.  
 *** Recommended for those pursuing CPA licensure.