BBA Accounting Online Completion
The accounting major is designed to provide entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for careers in accounting. These careers are generally divided into four broad areas, corresponding to particular employment environments: management accounting, government accounting, accounting education, and public accounting. The career can include such activities as auditing, budgeting, data processing, controlling costs, providing tax advice, meeting tax requirements, and designing and analyzing financial systems. An Online Completion format provides 60 hours of online courses. The course schedule for the Online BBA Accounting option will differ from on-campus course offerings and may not include all course options available to on-campus students.
Practicing accountants generally acquire one or more certifications available to members of the profession. The most common certification is the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), conferred by the State Board of Public Accountancy of the state in which the individual maintains his or her license. Other certifications include the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and others.
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy has set the minimum educational requirements for taking the CPA examination at 150 semester hours. Students aspiring to an accounting career should give serious consideration to pursuing advanced studies at the graduate level to enhance their potential for a successful accounting career. Accounting students should be aware that requirements to sit for the CPA examination in Texas may change at any time. CPA requirements are determined by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). Students should frequently visit the TSBPA website at http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/> and check with their advisor on a regular basis to ensure that the courses they are taking will qualify them to sit for the CPA exam.
For students who have received their undergraduate degrees, the Department of Accounting, Business Law, and Finance offers an avenue to pursue graduate studies to meet the State qualifications for professional certification through the Master of Accountancy (MAcc). This option is described in the College of Business section of the Graduate Catalog. Students are encouraged to contact the Director of Master’s Programs in the College of Business for more information and answers to specific questions.
BBA Student Learning Goals and Objectives
G1. To Be Effective Communicators
01. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate message purpose, select appropriate organization, provide sufficient supporting details, and use effective mechanics.
02. Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare (content, presentation and media) and deliver (verbally and nonverbally) a professional presentation.
G2. To Be Competent in Business Practices
01. Students will demonstrate knowledge of key business theories and concepts and will apply these business theories and concepts correctly.
02. Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate theories, concepts, and practices across multiple disciplines to produce practical answers.
03. Students will effectively analyze data.
G3. To Be Good Decision Makers.
01. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify valid, reliable and important information applicable to the issue being studied.
02. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple responses to issues.
03. Students will demonstrate the ability to determine and support an appropriate decision.
G4. To Be Good Citizens
01. Students will demonstrate the ability identify ethical concepts.
In addition, all Accounting Majors will demonstrate knowledge of key Accounting theories and concepts, and will apply these Accounting theories and concepts correctly.