The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at St. Edward’s prepares you for a variety of roles in a high-demand field that spans every area of commerce. You’ll expand your critical thinking skills and learn to prepare and analyze crucial business information such as financial statements, tax returns and management reports. This degree also provides the foundation for a graduate program in accounting in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
You’ll study topics such as financial accounting, cost accounting, governmental accounting, audit and accounting systems, and examine noteworthy accounting issues, such as the Wall Street bailout, to shape your knowledge of accounting methods, formulas and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You’ll also have the opportunity to network with successful alumni and other accounting professionals from the local and state communities.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
As a BBA in Accounting major, you’ll become fluent in the financial language of business. You’ll build on your passion for problem solving along with exploring other areas of commerce such as finance, marketing, economics and management. You’ll also gain an understanding of the importance of accounting practices and learn about the newest trends such as International Financial Reporting Standards.
With a BBA in Accounting, graduates are prepared to work in corporate, nonprofit and governmental accounting, as well as finance and management. To increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees such as a Master of Accounting or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
BBA in Accounting students at St. Edward’s have the option to enter our integrated Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Accounting program, which allows them to complete both degrees in five years. In this program, students begin graduate coursework while completing undergraduate degree requirements and move seamlessly into graduate school.
For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin (course catalog).
I. FOUNDATION COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Rhetoric and Composition I and II*
• College Mathematics
• Computational Skills
• Oral Communication
• Modern Language
II. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Literature and Human Experience
• Understanding and Appreciating Arts
• American Experience
• American Dilemmas*
• History and Evolution of Global Processes
• Contemporary World Issues
III. MISSION COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS):
• The Human Experience
• Religious Studies/Philosophy
• Science in Perspective
• Science in Depth
IV. SMB GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 CREDIT HOURS):
• Introduction to Information Systems or Quantitative Applications Software for PCs
V. CORE COURSES (39 CREDIT HOURS):
• Principles of Accounting I
• Principles of Accounting II
• Business Statistics
• Legal Environment of Business
• Business Communication
• Strategic Management
• Microeconomic Principles
• Macroeconomic Principles
• Introduction to Finance
• Principles of Management
• Business Responsibility and Ethics in Management
• Operations Management
• Principles of Marketing
VI. MAJOR CORE COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Intermediate Accounting I
• Intermediate Accounting II
• Cost Accounting
• Federal Taxation
• Governmental Not-for-Profit Accounting or Accounting Internship
• Accounting Information Systems
A total of at least 120 hours is needed for graduation
VII. CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
VIII. GRADUATION CERTIFICATION:
You must register for this course in your graduating term to be certified for graduation.
* These courses are prerequisites for Capstone.
In addition to an internship that may be required for your degree, St. Edward’s University offers numerous opportunities for optional internships, professional-level research and hands-on creative experiences (writing, art, music, theater and more). These activities enhance your résumé, build your confidence and skills — and give you a distinct advantage in your career and for graduate school.