Professional Accounting Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

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The Professional Accounting major is designed to rigorously prepare students for careers in public accounting (CPA) firms, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Several professional certificates are available to professional accounting graduates who pass competitive examinations and meet certain other requirements. For example, the Certified Public Accountant certificate, Certified Management Accountant license or Certified Internal Auditor certificate provide professional recognition to the accountants who successfully complete a comprehensive professional examination and meet an experience requirement.

Requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination vary from state to state. Experience requirements for the license also vary from state to state. Therefore, students must obtain current information from the Board of Accountancy within the state from which they seek licensure.

Students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.

Note: ECON 200 and ECON 201​ are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill GECRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree. However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
MISC 211INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Professional Accounting Courses
ACCT 351INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 352INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II4
ACCT 353INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III4
ACCT 356COST ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 357COST ACCOUNTING II4
ACCT 359ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS4
ACCT 450AUDITING4
ACCT 451ADVANCED AUDITING4
ACCT 452CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING THEORY4
ACCT 454FEDERAL INCOME TAX I4
ACCT 455FEDERAL INCOME TAX II4
Electives–select one course from the following4
ACCOUNTING FOR NON-PROFIT ENTITIES
ADVANCED BUSINESS LAW
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Total Credits117

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • identify ethical issues and apply personal values and professional codes of conduct to resolve ethical issues, including social responsibility and environmental reporting issues;
  • develop awareness of diverse perspectives and cultures and their impact on the communication of accounting information in the international arena;
  • generate, interpret and communicate accounting information for use in decision making.