Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Accounting, B.B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Electives Credit Hours: 6-12

  • 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 Electives

Total Credit Hours: 124

Honors in Accounting

To graduate with Honors in Accounting, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • 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 Honors College at the time of graduation.

Honors students in the Parker College of Business are strongly encouraged to take

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Program (ABM)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, 120 unique credit hours are required in a Bachelors degree program, and at least 30 unique credit hours are required for a Masters degree program. The MACCABM program combines 124 hours from the BBA Accounting program and 30 hours from the MACC program, exceeding the required 150 unique hours between undergraduate and graduate degree programs by 4 hours. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies Handbook for Program Directors and Graduate Advisors permits a maximum of 9 shared credit hours between the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Therefore, MACC-ABM students may share a maximum of 4 credit hours of graduate level courses in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Provisional Admission

The MACC-ABM program is designed for students who have achieved a high level of undergraduate performance in business and accounting coursework which validates their ability to be successful graduate students. Provisional Admission will not be allowed.

Regular Admission

For regular admission into the Accelerated Bachelors in Accounting to Masters of Accountancy degree program the applicant must:

  1. Be enrolled as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Accounting.
  2. Have earned at least 75 credit hours, including  ACCT 3131 .
  3. Have an earned GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better in all undergraduate coursework.
  4. Have an earned GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better in accounting undergraduate coursework.

Program of Study

Students admitted into the ABM program will register for 

 , instead of an undergraduate elective, thus reducing the number of graduate hours needed for graduation from 30 to 27.

School of Accountancy (SOA) Progression Requirements

  1. Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required accounting courses in order to continue in the accounting program.
  2. Students will not be allowed to retake an accounting course more than twice.
  3. Students who are dismissed from the accounting program may submit a written appeal to the Director.
  4. Dismissal from the accounting program does not affect the ability of the student to switch to another major.
  5. As stated in the University’s Mission, “Georgia Southern University creates a caring, respectful environment that is deeply committed to ethical decision-making in the spirit of collegiality.” In addition, students are expected to adhere to the University Honor Code. Failing to uphold the University’s values or violating the Honor Code may result in a student’s dismissal from the program.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.