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), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Accounting has been created:

 

2014-2015 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

 


Degree Requirements

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

 

I.    General Education Requirements  46 hours
 

II.    Common Professional Component for all B.B.A. majors:

ACC 231
Principles of Accounting I  3 hours
ACC 233
Principles of Accounting II  3
BUS 254
Business Technology 3
BUS 351  Business Communication 
BUS 354 Legal Environment of Business 
BUS 355 Statistical and Quantitative Analysis for Business
BUS 455  Business Ethics 
BUS 459  Business Strategy  3
ECO 271
Macroeconomics  3
ECO 272
Microeconomics 3
FIN 385 Managerial Finance 
MGT 241  Principles of Management 
MKT 261  Principles of Marketing  3
    39 hours
 

III.     Major Requirements 

B.B.A. Major in Accounting:
ACC 330
Intermediate Accounting I  3 hours
ACC 331
Intermediate Accounting II  3
ACC 335
Cost Accounting  3
ACC 430
Principles of Taxation  3
ACC 435
Advanced Accounting  3
ACC 436
Principles of Auditing  3
  *Internship or Upper-division business electives  6
    24 hours
 

*Students planning to pursue CPA licensure should complete BUS 357 Commercial Law. Other students may complete 6 hours of upper-division business electives. 

 B.B.A./M.B.A.* in Accounting
    *Course descriptions for graduate classes are found in the Graduate Catalog.  A student who completes this program will receive both the B.B.A. and the M.B.A. degrees.

ACC 330
Intermediate Accounting I                           3 hours
ACC 331
Intermediate Accounting II  3
ACC 335
Cost Accounting  3
ACC 430
Principles of Taxation  3
ACC 435  Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 436
Principles of Auditing  3
BUS 357      
Commercial law 3
 
ACC 530
Accounting for Internal Decision Making 3
ACC 536
Accounting for External Decision Making 3
ACC/BUS 537 Business Controls & Accountability(cross-listed)
BUS 550
Analytical Decision Tools*  3
BUS 559
Strategic Decision Making  3
ECO 570
Economic Thought 3
FIN 580
Financial Management  3
LDR 543 Leading Teams & Organizations 
MGT 540
Operations Management  3
MKT 560
Marketing Management  3
    51 hours 
 

*Students taking BUS 550 are not required to take BUS 352 as part of the Business CPC. 

IV.    Electives (including additional Bible)  17 hours