BBA Accounting

Dear Accounting Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The sample schedule is provided as general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term.  The elective courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements.

Accounting majors work with the newest information systems technology, receive a broad educational foundation, and an intensive education in the business and accounting disciplines.  Students develop communication, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and master the knowledge and skills employers demand.  Our internship program exposes accounting majors to real-world business skills and enhances their chances for success. Minors in Advertising and Promotions, Business Analytics, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Operations Management, Professional Sales, and Supply Chain Management allow majors to gain in-depth knowledge of these areas. Accounting professionals can be found in:  public accounting firms, banks/financial institutions, corporations, public utilities, health care organizations, the media, law firms, government, manufacturing companies, and non-profit institutions.

With appropriate planning, both the BBA in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees can be completed in five years.  An undergraduate student may take up to 9 semester credit hours of graduate classes without being admitted to the Graduate School.  Students must be within 30 credit hours of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.  Students accepted in the MAcc program are eligible to apply for MAcc scholarships awarded each March.  MAcc graduates are well-prepared for their careers and to sit for professional accounting examinations (e.g., the CPA, CMA, etc.).

Students who complete the accounting major graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  All BBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have AACSB accreditation.  All accounting majors complete the BBA senior college core (18 hours); a common eighteen-hour sequence of major courses; six hours of required accounting electives; nine hours of accounting and business electives; and nine hours of general (non-business) electives. These courses, plus the prerequisite Area F hours in business, economics and accounting, provide each student with a solid background in business and accounting.

Please see current course curriculum here.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH XXXX Area A 3
Area E Social Sciences 3
Area E Social Sciences 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
ECON 2106 3
Area E Social Sciences 3
Area D Science or MATH 3
BUSA 1105 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 17

Milestones: Complete Georgia History requirement; Complete Georgia Government requirement; Declare major; Overall 2.7 GPA or higher; Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
BUSA 2201 3
ACCT 2101 3
ECON 2105 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Area C 3
Area D Science & Lab 4
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
ACCT 2102 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Area C 3
BUSA 2106 3
Area D Science & Lab 4
BUSA 2100 1
Total hours 14

Milestones: Overall 2.8 GPA or higher; Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
BUSA 3100 3
ACCT 3201 3
ACCT 3400 3
General Elective 3
International XXXX 3
BUSA 2999 0
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
FIN 3350 3
MGNT 3250 3
ACCT Elective 3
ACCT 3202 3
BUSA 3110 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 3.0 GPA or higher; Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits; Consider accounting internship in the summer before the senior year

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
Non-Business Elective 3
MKTG 3050 3
ACCT 4500 3
ACCT 4410 3
BUSA 3999 0
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 4900 3
Business Elective 3
Business Elective 3
ACCT 4800 3
ACCT Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Apply for graduation one semester before anticipated date; Overall 3.0 GPA or higher; Accumulate 120 collegiate credits