The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an Accounting Major meets the needs of those who wish to pursue a career in the field of accounting. It has been designed to provide a solid foundation for starting a career in the field and for continuing on to a graduate degree, with the possibility of qualifying for the Master of Accountancy. This degree also meets the needs of those who wish to become effective managers of people, projects, or their own business. The curriculum has been developed by professionals with both business and academic expertise. Courses require students to apply what they have learned to a work setting and thus are able to immediately test their personal and professional skills. The program’s goal is to ensure that the graduate will have acquired those sound analytical skills that are necessary to become an effective manager in either public or private institutions.
The program outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting major include the abilities to:
- Acquire a solid foundation in accounting practices that may be applied towards fulfilling much of the educational requirements needed to sit for the CPA exam.
- Complete the prerequisite and waiver requirements for the Master of Accountancy degree
- Acquire various bodies of knowledge and competencies within specific areas of study or individual fields.
- Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, calculating, and communication proficiencies.
- Acquire broad areas of human knowledge to develop intellectual capacity and deepen insight within general fields of study.
- Understand the foundation of ethical and professional standards including those specific to the field of accounting.
- Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
- Obtain credential or degree needed to advance or enter professional career in the field of accounting.
Students enrolled in the program must earn 128 semester-hour credits, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph’s College.
Students may transfer up to 21 general electives and 9 business electives for a total of 30 possible credits transferred.
Business courses consist of 63 credits, with 13 business core courses (39 semester-hour credits); 5 required major core courses (15 semester-hour credits); 3 business elective courses (9 semester-hour credits)
About the Curriculum
The program includes a core curriculum that provides a sound foundation for your degree in business administration. The Accounting major curriculum has been specifically designed to include all of the Master of Accountancy preparatory prerequisite courses.
Master of Accountancy
Especially for those with serious goals of becoming a licensed CPA, the BSBA with an Accounting major can accelerate your progress. The Accounting major requirements include all of the undergraduate prerequisite courses required for admission into the Master of Accountancy program.
With successful completion of undergraduate preparatory *prerequisite coursework, students who elect to take two courses in each of the five ten week terms of the graduate program can complete the program in one year!
*It is highly recommended that students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in accounting choose AC312-Federal Taxation as a business elective to fulfill the prerequisite requirements not satisfied through the Accounting Major Requirements.
Students should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.
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