NASBA Ranking

According to The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), which is responsible for the nationwide CPA exam, St. Edward’s ranks #37 for pass rates for first-time exam sittings and in the top 20% nationwide.

Students Prepare Citizen-Centric Report

Jude Green ’14, Kendall Lucas ’14, Lauren Tarpley ’14, Ashley Shoemaker ’15 and Erika Turnquist ’13 prepared a Citizen-Centric Report (CCR) for a service-learning project for Hays Consolidated Independent School District. The students collaborated with Annette Folmar MBA ’11, Executive Director of Finance at Hays CISD, to produce the report, which provides easy-to-understand government financial information to citizens.


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.

Course Preview:

In addition to the general education courses required of all majors, and elective courses, BBA in Accounting majors take courses from these groups:

Students who major in accounting complete accounting core courses, which include Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Federal Taxation, Auditing, Accounting Information Systems and Governmental Accounting.

BBA in Accounting majors complete business core courses, which include Principles of Accounting I and II, Principles of Marketing, Micro and Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, Operations and Strategic Management, Managerial Communications, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.


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.

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