Distinction in the Major

The department offers a modern, innovative program that leads to a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration Accounting Degree. Our program integrates technology and traditional accounting knowledge. Accounting graduates pursue careers in such areas as auditing, taxation, investments, public accounting, and accounting in business and government. Our accounting program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation achievable by an accounting program.

Typical Undergraduate Program of Study

Freshman Year
English writing and composition, laboratory science, mathematics, political science, non-business electives, computer applications, physical education.

Sophomore Year
English, history, Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, economics, communications, humanities, business/non-business electives.

Junior Year
Financial Accounting and Reporting I and II, Cost Accounting, Federal Taxation, Auditing, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Management, Business Law, Money and Banking, Statistics.

Senior Year
Accounting electives from - Advanced Accounting, Advanced Accounting Information Systems, Advanced Managerial Accounting, Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting, operations management, business policy, business/non-business electives.

B.S.B.A. with Accounting Major

The B.S.B.A. accounting program is structured on a firm base of liberal arts education courses, a core area of business studies, and accounting specialization. We seek to prepare students from culturally diverse backgrounds for accounting and accounting related careers. In the degree, the Department seeks to:

  • Develop an analytical approach to sound business decisions and the ability to effectively communicate these decisions to other.
  • Develop understanding and appreciation of the social, ethical, legal, political, and economic environment of business.
  • Promote appreciation of the civic and social obligations of business managers.
  • Develop understanding and appreciation of business in its international context.
  • Equip students to respond to the demands of accounting and business in a changing technological environment.
  • Develop a professional attitude and provide the foundation for professional competence in accounting
  • Additionally, the department provides support for the Accounting concentration in the Distance-MBA Program.

MBA with Accounting Concentration

The purpose of the M.B.A. degree is to offer a professional program preparing graduate students from diverse backgrounds for rewarding careers in organizations. The core area of business studies is broad in scope for the purpose of developing general managerial competence through extensive use of the case method and selected use of other pedagogies such as simulations and research projects. An emphasis in accounting, through 12 hours of online graduate course work, develops special competencies for students interested in accounting and accounting related careers. In the degree, the Department seeks to:

  • Develop a high level of confidence that will allow the student to cope with uncertainty and to make decisions in an increasingly complex and global business environment.
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of the legal, ethical, social, political, and economic environments of business.
  • Develop essential competence in administration, as well as an understanding of the administrative and accounting processes.
  • Develop a high level of skill in problem analysis and decision making.
  • Provide sufficient accounting competency to make positive contributions to an organization
  • Equip students to recognize and respond to the demands of changing technology within the business context.

Online Accounting Career Education

The department offers 21 credit hours of upper-division accounting totally online. These online courses provide working professionals a vehicle to train for, and enter the accounting field. These courses are also a convenient way for undergraduate students to meet requirements for a degree in accounting.

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