Accounting, BBA

Our BBA in Accounting prepares students to become trusted advisers who can interpret numbers to direct corporate strategy. Accounting graduates will be prepared to handle a broad range of responsibilities including forecasting, internal controls, and decision support.

In addition to coursework, students will develop leadership and business skills through a combination of professional development opportunities, mentoring, volunteerism, internships and apprenticeships.

Our goal is to prepare students for careers in the Accounting field, continued education, and the following exams: the Certified Managerial Accountant Exam, Certified Public Accountant Exam, or the Internal Auditor Exam.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are linked to assignments and activities throughout this program:

  1. CRITICAL THINKING: Professional graduates think critically and apply systems thinking to decision-making.
  2. PROBLEM-SOLVING and APPLICATION:  Professional graduates apply functional area concepts and theories appropriately.
  3. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Professional graduates communicate effectively by preparing and delivering oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.
  4. PROFESSIONAL and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Professional graduates align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include vocational understanding of responsibility to God, self, organization, community, and the world.
  5. TECHNICAL COMPETENCY: Professional graduates prepare, apply, interpret, and evaluate financial and non-financial information in accordance with approved accounting standards to assist them in making business and organizational decisions.
  6. ETHICAL CONDUCT: Professional graduates analyze, assess, and respond to ethical challenges faced in a business environment using historical events, the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and the student's own moral code to act in an ethical and professionally responsible manner.


Requirements for the BBA in Accounting

General Education Core 34 hours

(The Social and Behavioral Science general education requirement is covered in the major by BUS 2403. The Global Studies and Diversity general education requirement is covered in the major by BUS 3033.)

Business Core 42 hours

Accounting Major 30 hours

ACC 3113Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC 3123Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC 3143Cost Accounting

3

ACC 3213Auditing

3

ACC 3313Taxation

3

ACC 4213Accounting Information Systems

3

 

ACC 4313Accounting Theory

3

OR

ACC 4323Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting

3

 

ACC 4413Advanced Accounting I

3

ACC 4423Advanced Accounting II

3

BUS 4813Business Internship

3

Electives 14 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120

Minors for Accounting Majors

Courses cannot be used for both minor and major requirements. Additional requirements may be substituted. See dean for details.

Management Minor - Requires the following 18 hours:

HRM 3613Human Resource Management

3

LDR 3653Strategic Leadership Theory and Practice

3

MGT 3603Organizational Behavior

3

MGT 3683Small Business and Entrepreneurship

3

MGT 3713Operations Management

3

MKT 3543Integrated Marketing Communications

3

Social Entrepreneurship Minor - Requires the following 18 hours

FIN 3303Non-Profit Financial Management

3

MGT 3683Small Business and Entrepreneurship

3

MGT 3723Non-Profit Management

3

SEN 2013Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

3

SEN 3003Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship

3

AND

Choose 3 hours from:

HIS 3423Globalization in the Developing World

3

MIN 2403Missions Outreach Internship

3

MIN 3423Issues in Culture and Evangelism

3

MIN 3623The Church and Society

3

PRN 2613Introduction to Public Relations

3

SWK 3003Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

SWK 3103Social Welfare and Public Policy

3

Marketing Minor - Requires the following 18 hours:

MKT 2503Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 3533Consumer Behavior

3

MKT 3543Integrated Marketing Communications

3

MKT 3573Services Marketing

3

MKT 4513Marketing Management

3

PRN 2613Introduction to Public Relations

3

Courses toward minor cannot concurrently apply toward courses within the degree core, major, concentration, or track. If a concurrent requirement exists, a student may choose from the following courses to complete the minor: BUS 3003, JRN 2513, JRN 3523, MED 3113, and PRN 3513.

Sports Management Minor - Requires the following 18 hours:

SMG 2223Principles and Practices of Sports Administration

3

SMG 2263Managing Sports Organization

3

SMG 3003Sports Marketing

3

SMG 3283Practicum in Sports Management

3

SMG 4113Legal Aspects of Sports

3

SMG 4253Facility and Event Planning

3

Strategic Leadership Minor - Requires the following 18 hours:

LDR 3653Strategic Leadership Theory and Practice

3

LDR 3633Conflict Management & Negotiation

3

LDR 3733Leadership in a Diverse World

3

LDR 3713Leadership of Teams

3

LDR 4113Leadership Research and Decision Making

3

LDR 4513Strategic Change and Leadership

3