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Accounting (B.S.B.A.)

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The goal of the accounting program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills expected of accountants today for the accomplishment of successful and rewarding careers.

In order to achieve this goal, students are exposed to both theoretical and practical accounting material with appropriate emphasis being given to logical reasoning and communication (written and oral) skills and the study of information systems and international practices.

The undergraduate program for a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours, which includes the satisfactory completion of six required courses and one accounting elective.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements
B.S.B.A. Worksheet/Flow Chart/Suggested Program Plan/Other Forms
Course Descriptions (See Section 3)

Required Courses

  • ACCT 306 Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 312 Cost Determination and Analysis
  • ACCT 404 Auditing
  • ITAN 300 Information Technology & Business Analytics

Accounting Electives (3 hours from the following list of 3 crs. courses)

  • ACCT 401 Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 406 Advanced Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 412 Advanced Cost Analysis & Control
  • ACCT 490 Selected Topics in Accounting

A student graduating with a major in accounting must be proficient in the use of computers to function effectively in the accounting profession. In order to develop the proficiency expected of an accounting graduate, assignments will be given throughout the accounting program which require the use of a computer. By the middle of the sophomore year a student majoring in accounting will be expected to have acquired a personal computer which is compatible with the hardware and software used by the Department of Accounting. Our computer labs, though well-equipped, are utilized by a large percentage of students from each college within the university. Due to this high demand, a personal computer is invaluable to fulfilling course requirements completely and on time.

Career Opportunities
The accounting program is designed to prepare students for national and international careers in professional, industrial, and non-profit accounting. The accounting department takes careful cognizance of developments in the academic and professional accounting arenas to ensure the curricula and teaching offered are of the highest standards.

For additional information S.U. Undergraduate Catalog (See Section 2, John L. Grove College of Business)