Accounting Major

Why Accounting?

The 24-hour specialization in accounting is intended primarily for students planning careers in one of four general areas: (1) public accounting (2) managerial accounting (3) governmental accounting (4) accounting education. The accounting program also provides an excellent foundation for other careers, such as law and business management.

Careers in Accounting

The professional public accountant serves clients chiefly by performing independent audits, preparing tax returns, and giving professional advice concerning such matters as accounting systems. The managerial accountant provides information and advice for planning and controlling company operations. Local, state, and federal agencies provide opportunities in public sector accounting. Many accounting majors continue in graduate school to prepare for college teaching.

Accounting Requirements

B.B.A. Core Courses – The core courses (42 hours) are the same for any of the seven B.B.A. specializations:

ACCT 2305 – Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2306 – Principles of Accounting II
BUAD 3318 – Business Law
BUAD 4330 – Strategic Management/Business Policy
BUAD 4334 – Business Ethics
BUAD 4335 – Quantitative Decision Making
ECON 2307 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2308 – Principles of Microeconomics
FINA 3309 – Financial Management
*MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics
MGMT 3304 – Principles of Management
MGMT 3310 – Managerial Communication
MISM 3303 – Information Systems Theory and Practice
MKTG 3312 – Principles of Marketing

* Fulfills the general education requirement of additional mathematics hours.

B.B.A. Specialization in Accounting Courses – The following courses (24 hours) are required for the Accounting specialization:

ACCT 3305 – Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3306 – Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3309 - Accounting Theory and Analysis
ACCT 4305 – Auditing
ACCT 4308 – Federal Income Tax I
ACCT 4346 – Accounting Information Systems
Six (6) hours of Upper Level Accounting Electives

Accounting Sample Course Track
The following table illustrates a recommended course sequence for B.B.A. students over the span of eight semesters. The “SPEC/ELECTIVE” courses represent the requirements for each specific specialization. A list of these courses is provided above.

Recommended Course Sequence for B.B.A. Majors

FRESHMAN

FALL

 

FRESHMAN

SPRING

 

SOPHOMORE

FALL

 

SOPHOMORE

SPRING

 

ENGL 1301

3

ENGL 1302

3

ENGL 2303

3

ENGL 2301/2302

3

HIST 1303/2301

3

HIST 1304/2302

3

POLS 2301

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

RLGN 1301

3

RLGN 1302

3

LIFE SCIENCE

4

PHYS. SCIENCE

4

MATH 1304

3

FOR. LANG.

3

ECON 2307

3

ECON 2308

3

FINART 1303

3

SPCH 1301/2303

3

ACCT 2305

3

ACCT 2306

3

COSC 2311*

3

EXSS ACTIVITY

1

ORIE 0001/           UNVI 1100

0-1

TOTAL

18-19

15

17

16

*COSC 2311: Students can test out of this course.

JUNIOR

FALL

 

JUNIOR

SPRING

 

SENIOR

FALL

 

SENIOR

SPRING

 

MGMT 3304

3

MGMT 3310

3

BUAD 3318

3

GRAD 0001/        GRAD 4101

0-1

MKTG 3312

3

FINA 3309

3

BUAD 4334

3

BUAD 4330

3

MISM 3303

3

BUAD 4335

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

MATH 1308

3

EXSS ACTIVITY

1

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

EXSS 1112

1

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

SPEC/ELECTIVE

3

TOTAL

13

16

15

12-13