BBA in Accounting

Overview

The BBA in accounting program prepares students for a variety of professional career paths in accounting. When coupled with some additional coursework, students have the opportunity to meet the requirements for getting professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CFE, CITP, and many others. Throughout their coursework, students receive individual attention in small classes and close supervision by full-time faculty with diverse backgrounds and professional certifications.

Curriculum

The BBA in Accounting is a 120 semester-hour program. The program builds upon a business core curriculum which includes principles of financial and managerial accounting (ACCT 231 and ACCT 232). The advanced courses such as cost accounting (ACCT 336), income tax (ACCT 334), and auditing (ACCT 433) provide in-depth knowledge in accounting and financial reporting of a business entity. Students can take elective courses such as oil and gas accounting (ACCT 400) and governmental and not-for-profit accounting (ACCT 438) to gain specialized knowledge.

Course requirements for a BBA degree in accounting are described in the Undergraduate Catalog of Texas Southern University.

Careers

Accounting graduates from our department gain the knowledge to become controllers, financial officers, certified public accountants, managerial accountants, budget analysts, internal auditors, tax accountants, public administration officers, financial fraud investigators, and other executives. We prepare our graduates for entry-level career opportunities in:

  • Public Accounting
  • Assurance Services
  • Taxation
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Government/Not-for-Profit
  • Investment Banking
  • Management Consulting

Employment Outlook: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for accounting and auditing jobs for the 2016-26 period is 10 percent. The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $69,350 in May 2017.