Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting prepares students for a broad range of accounting competencies needed to add value, drive business performance, and utilize accounting practices within organizations.  Graduates of the BBA Accounting program are prepared for career specialty areas in accounting, financial analysis, budget preparation, financial accounting, government, finance, and consulting.  The program is offered in a combination of campus-based courses and online courses.  The mission of the program is to prepare students for entry-level careers in all areas of accounting including public accounting, private industry, federal, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations by ensuring graduates are competent in the latest practices and principles of communication, accounting concepts, and standard procedures.

A graduate with a BBA in Accounting will be able to:

  •  Explore the conceptual framework of auditing systems and procedures.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities and professional standards of internal auditors.
  • Analyze advanced accounting and financial reporting statements to guide business decisions.
  • Evaluate revenues and the allocation of expenses to determine tax liabilities.


The minimum requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting are:

  • 33 semester hours must be completed at Amberton University
  • 42 semester hours must be at the 3000/4000 level, 27 of which must be completed at Amberton University and applicable to the degree.
  • 120 semester hours for a degree
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 is required

Degree Plan

I. General Education Requirements45 Hours
Behavioral Science (PSY3735) 3 hours
Communication (must include oral communication skills)
Selected from: COM3401 or COM4405
3 hours
Computer Concepts (MIS2110) 3 hours
English (ENG1001ENG1002 plus 6 hours of writing)
Six (6) hours of writing may be selected from: COM3461 or COM4441 or ENG2006
12 Hours
History and/or Government (HIS1011HIS1012) 6 hours
Humanities (HUM1015) 3 hours
Mathematics (MAT1021 and MAT1022 or the equivalent) 6 hours
Natural Science (SCI1026SCI1027) 6 hours
Religion (REL2000/3000 Level) 3 hours
II. General Electives15 Hours
III.Major Requirements60 Hours
A. Business Core 30 hours
Accounting Principles (ACC2111ACC2112) 6 hours
Economics Principles (ECO2131ECO2132) 6 hours
Finance (3000/4000 level) 3 hours
Marketing (3000/4000 level) 3 hours
BUS3101 Business Law 3 hours
BUS3104 Statistical Analysis I 3 hours
Business Administration Electives

Select Six (6) hours from the following:
BUS3305BUS3310BUS4113MGT3172MGT4192MGT4650
6 hours
B.  Accounting Core 24 hours
ACC3114 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours
ACC3115 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours
ACC3117 Cost Accounting 3 hours
ACC3120 Survey of Federal Income Tax 3 hours
ACC4036 Ethics for Accountants 3 hours
ACC4124 Governmental/Special Topics 3 hours
ACC4125 Auditing 3 hours
ACC4450 Advanced Accounting 3 hours
C.  Advanced Business Administration Elective Courses: 6 hours
(Choose from 3000/4000 Levels: ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT)
Totals:120 Hours



PLEASE NOTE:  Students who complete the Amberton University Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting AND Master of Business in Accounting meet the education requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.  However, each student should carefully review the current state requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for changes and updates. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy provides clear guidelines and requirements to take the CPA exam and in applying for a new licensure. It is the sole responsibility of each student to satisfy each of the requirements of the State of Texas, including the in-seat-hours educational requirement.  Questions regarding licensure should be directed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/exam-qualification/examination-overview.html

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