The Department of Accounting offers two degrees: an Accounting major with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master of Accountancy. Our programs integrate technology and traditional accounting knowledge, allowing our students to pursue careers in auditing, taxation, investing, public accounting, and private and governmental accounting. Our Accounting programs are accredited by the AACSB.
BSBA, Accounting Major
The B.S.B.A. Accounting Major program builds on a foundation of liberal arts education courses and core business studies. We prepare students from culturally diverse backgrounds for accounting and accounting related careers.
The program consists of 18 hours of required upper division accounting courses including Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Taxation and Auditing. In addition, each student is required to take at least one 4000-level accounting elective. We offer a wide range of electives including Advanced Cost Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, International Experience in Accounting, and Internship opportunities.
To meet the needs of our diverse student population, the Department offers up to 21 credit hours of upper division accounting online annually. These courses provide students access to our outstanding accounting curriculum without needing to come to class for daily class meetings. The courses are designed and taught by our experienced PhD faculty members.
Master of Accountancy
Since 2017, Tennessee Tech has offered a Masters of Accountancy (MAcc). The program is designed to meet the needs of aspiring professional accountants and is unique in three respects. First, the curriculum is primarily online, with the exception of a small, on-campus requirement. Second, the on-campus requirement consists of two weekend residencies as part of the program, one in the first term and one in the last term of the program. Third, preparation for the CPA Exam is included as part of the curriculum. Students can select either a 1-year pathway or a 2-year pathway. For more information, go to the Master of Accountancy page.