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Bachelor of Business Administration

Turner College of Business

Department of Accounting and Finance

Program Description

The accounting program prepares students for a career in accounting with the foundation coursework required to pursue post-graduation professional certificates or licenses such as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The program also prepares students to pursue graduate coursework in accounting. The accounting major includes 24 upper division required hours of accounting. Students are offered a variety of required and elective courses designed to meet the needs of today's working professional in accounting and with other core business courses are prepared to be a confident and prepared professional. Courses are offered on a rotating basis during the day, at night or online. In addition, students may join an affiliated club and network with local and regional professionals.

Career Opportunities

The BBA in Accounting prepares you for an accounting career in a private, public or non-profit organization.  Graduates may find positions in financial accounting, auditing, management accounting, forensic accounting, governmental accounting, and taxation.

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Links to Professional Associations
Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Accounting Association   
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  
Association of Accounting Technicians  
Association of Government Accountants  
National Association of Tax Professionals
Institute of Management Accountants
The Institute of Internal Auditors
State Boards for Accounting

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a BBA degree from the Turner College of Business will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving and decision-making in a business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key business disciplines and concepts.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical issues in a business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global business concepts and cultural diversity in a business context.
  • Communicate effectively in a business context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using information technology in a business context.


Students who complete the Accounting program will demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  • Financial accounting.
  • Cost and managerial accounting.
  • Tax accounting.
  • Accounting information systems.
  • Auditing principles.

Additional Program Requirements

Students must earn a C or better in AREA F, have a C average in AREA G, and earn a C or better in accounting courses.

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101
(with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

*MATH 1111 is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 and Area G courses.

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

*MATH 1125 is recommended for students considering graduate studies.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3 

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in Area F. Students will not be allowed to take Area G courses until this requirement is met.

Area G BBA Core Required Hours: 27

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area G.

Select the following course:
BUSA 3126 Business Law

Area H Major Course Requirements Required Hours: 24
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses:

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 9
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area I business electives.
Non-Business Elective 1***/2***/3***/4***

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule