About the Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting has two aims: (1) to prepare graduates with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of accounting, and (2) to enable them to develop technical competence so that they can analyze, assess, modify and create useful accounting information for the users of that information. Graduates are prepared to enter the workplace with the technical skills required to perform effectively in delivering accounting services. The curriculum is designed to enable graduates to get accounting or finance positions in business organizations. They are also prepared to enter graduate and professional schools in business. Students who are interested in taking the CPA exam should contact the lead professor.


The accounting concentration has the following objectives:

1. To provide students with the foundation that will allow them to understand and utilize principles, theories,

and policies that govern the field of accounting;

2. To develop in students the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems;

3. To help students achieve their personal and career goals related to accounting;

4. To prepare students for entry-level position s in either the private or public sector and/or to prepare studentsfor course work at the graduate level.

Future Job Opportunities

There are many types of accounting careers which can be classified into four broad categories: public accounting, management accounting, governmental accounting, and internal auditory. Under each major category, there are many job opportunities. The students may work as bookkeepers or financial analysts and provide accounting services for all types of clients, private or public businesses, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and certified public accountants (CPAs). Most accounting jobs lead to professional careers such as a tax consultant, external auditor, enrolled agent (EA), controller (or comptroller), chief financial officer (CFO), financial planner, underwriter, actuary, loan officer, and forensic accountant.