Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting (BBA) – HEGIS Code 0502

The accounting curriculum places a strong emphasis on accounting concepts, ethics and practical business knowledge. The Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting (BBA) provides students with a solid business foundation through an advanced curriculum in accounting and complementary courses in finance, technology, marketing and business law. In addition, critical business skills such as strategic planning, team building, problem solving and decision making are developed. Experiencing this career-specific curriculum helps students prepare for a wide variety of accounting and financial related career tracks in business, government and nonprofit organizations.

 

 

The School of Business offers associate and bachelor level programs through the Departments of Accounting and Business Administration. Each department has a well-defined curriculum, which is designed to equip graduates with academic skills and job-specific knowledge and experience. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships at the associate level; bachelor students complete internships if required by their program of study. A variety of business and general education courses are offered to students so that they become well-rounded graduates.

Each department attracts faculty who are not only successful practitioners but also talented professors. Learning through experience is the cornerstone of each academic program. Students are presented with real life problems to address using newly developed, course-related skills. Student learning is also shaped by the inclusion of local professionals in each program as guest lecturers, panelists, internship supervisors or mock clients. The School of Business offers students a chance to compete as either a business generalist or specialist by providing a relevant, career-specific course of study designed to position each student for career success.

Anne Bikofsky Anne Bikofsky, CPA, MBA, BBA
Professor
Chairperson, Accounting




    Graduates of the Bachelor's in Accounting program should be able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues and the importance of ethical conduct in accounting practice.
  • Be able to use financial information to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Demonstrate advanced cost concepts to make managerial decisions using internal and external information.
  • Effectively utilize and understand the integration of accounting and business software applications.
  • Understand Federal individual, corporate and partnership tax concepts.
  • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills to excel in a variety of professional settings.


Course No.   Semester
Credits
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3
ACC108 Financial Accounting II 3
ACC131 Computerized Accounting I 3
ACC206 Federal Income Taxation 3
ACC211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC220 Practical Applications in Accounting 3
ACC221 Cost Accounting I 3
ACC311 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC330 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACC335 Advanced Federal Income Taxation 3
ACC345 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
ACC347 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC350 Accounting Ethics and ProfessionalResponsibility 3
ACC415 Auditing 3
*ACC470 BBA Accounting Internship 3
  Total Accounting Credits 45
     
  *Adult Division students taking their BBA internship will take this over two terms. This course is broken into two courses as listed below:  
ACC470A Preparation Workshop for BBA Internship  
ACC470B BBA Internship  
Course No.   Semester
Credits
BUS112 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS150 Business Law 3
BUS203 Principles of Management** 3
BUS214 Principles of Finance 3
BUS338 Intermediate Finance 3
BUS346 Advanced Business Law 3
  Total Business Credits 18
     
  **Accounting majors (Associate and/or Bachelor degree students) are exempt from the prerequisite BUS103 Intro to Business Ventures or MED111 Healthcare Law and Ethics.  
Course No. Technology Courses Semester
Credits
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
  Total Technology Credits 6
     
  Electives  
  Elective (3) 9
  General Education Elective (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 12

120 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BBA Accounting Federal Program Disclosure Information - Day Division
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