Accounting B.B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses and credit hours in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
​​General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Business
Advanced Business Applications
Principles of Macroeconomics (if taken in Area E, substitute LSTD   2106)
Principles of Microeconomics
Specific Requirements Beyond Area F
ACCT   4130Accounting Information Systems 3
BUSA   3131Business Statistics 3
BUSA   3132Applied Statistics and Optimization 3
BUSA   4131Strategic Management 3
FINC   3131Principles of Corporate Finance 3
LSTD   2106Legal Environment of Business (if ECON   2105 taken in Area E, then substitute into Area F)0-3
MATH   1232Survey of Calculus (if not taken in Area A-E)0-3
MGNT   3130Principles of Management 3
MGNT   3430Operations Management 3
MKTG   3131Principles of Marketing 3
Major Requirements
ACCT   3131Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT   3132Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT   3231Managerial Accounting II 3
ACCT   3330Income Tax 3
ACCT   4133Intermediate Accounting III 3
ACCT   4430Auditing 3
ACCT XXXXAny approved 4000 level Elective6
Electives
Select 6 credit hours of Electives (should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor) unless ECON   2105 and/or MATH   1232 are used to meet requirements in Areas A-E in which case students will take up to 12 credit hours of Electives6-12
Total Credit Hours124

Honors in Accounting 

To graduate with Honors in Accounting, a student must:

  •  be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  •  successfully complete Research Seminar (BUSA   3610)  and Business Seminar (BUSA   3620); 1
  •  successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  •  be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Honors students in the College of Business are strongly encouraged to take Introduction to Business (BUSA   1105), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON   2105), Financial Accounting (ACCT   2101), Managerial Accounting (ACCT   2102), Legal Environment of Business (LSTD   2106), and Advanced Business Applications (CISM   2530).

School of Accountancy (SOA) Progression Requirements

  1. Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required accounting courses in order to progress in the accounting program.
  2. A student may repeat a maximum of two required accounting courses.
  3. Students will not be allowed to repeat an accounting course more than twice.
  4. A student who earns a grade of “D”, “F”, or “W” in a required accounting course and wishes to continue in the major must write a letter directed to the SOA Director requesting permission to continue in the accounting major. Students should submit the letter a minimum of three weeks prior to the anticipated date of reentry into an accounting course. Requests to repeat a course are considered by the School of Accountancy Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee on an individual basis and the student is notified in writing of the decision of the Committee. The committee will consider input from the student’s instructor(s) in making its decision and the submission of a letter requesting permission to retake the course constitutes permission for the committee to consult the instructor(s) for relevant information regarding the student’s performance in the course. If the approval is granted, the student may repeat the course at its next offering pending space availability.
  5. Students given permission to repeat a required accounting course may be advised and/or required to complete a remedial study program to alleviate any areas of deficit identified by the student’s prior performance in the course. Denial of a request to repeat a required accounting course or a third failure to successfully complete a course (grade of “D”, “F”, or “W”) will result in the dismissal of the student from the accounting program/major.
  6. Dismissal from the accounting program does not affect the ability of the student to progress in the College or the University in another major.
  7. Students who are dismissed from the accounting program because they cannot enroll in a required accounting course (due to #2, #3 or #5) may appeal the program dismissal to the Dean of the College of Business or his/her delegate (Appeals Officer). Students who wish to appeal their dismissal should write a letter to the Appeals Officer requesting permission to continue in the accounting major.
  8. Credit from Other Sources - A student is to obtain written permission from the SOA Director prior to registration for academic credit at other institutions or by independent study and will not be allowed to complete academic credit at other institutions for a course previously attempted at Georgia Southern University except in rare and exceptional circumstances.
  9. Strict adherence to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Code of Professional Conduct is required of all accounting students. Failure to comply with these professional standards will result in review and action by the School of Accountancy faculty and could result in the student’s dismissal from the accounting program.

Advisement

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912) 478-0085.