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)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Principles of Accounting I|
|Principles of Accounting II|
|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||24-30|
|Accounting Information Systems|
|Foundations of Business Analytics I|
|Foundations of Business Analytics II|
|Principles of Corporate Finance|
|Legal Environment of Business (if ECON 2105 taken in Area E, then substitute into Area F)|
|Survey of Calculus (if not taken in Area A-E)|
|Principles of Management|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Operations and Supply Management|
|Intermediate Accounting I|
|Intermediate Accounting II|
|Managerial Accounting II|
|Intermediate Accounting III|
|ACCT XXXX||Any two approved 4000 level 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 Electives||6-12|
|Total Credit Hours||124-130|
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 Parker 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).
Note: BUSA 3610 and BUSA 3620 together count toward a business degree program as 3 hours of free elective credit, meaning that business honors students have 3 hours less of free elective credit towards their degree than non-honors business students.
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 MACC-ABM 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 (5000G) in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs.
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.
For regular admission into the Accelerated Bachelors in Accounting to Masters of Accountancy degree program the applicant must:
- Be enrolled as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Accounting.
- Have earned at least 75 credit hours, including ACCT 3131.
- Have an earned GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better in all undergraduate coursework.
- 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 the graduate section of either Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships (ACCT5330G) or Governmental and Institutional Accounting (5530G) instead of an undergraduate elective. ACCT 5330G will count in the place of ACCT 7330, Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships, or ACCT 5530G will count as a graduate elective, reducing the number of graduate hours needed for graduation from 30 to 27.
School of Accountancy (SOA) Progression Requirements
- Accounting majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required accounting courses in order to continue in the accounting program.
- Students will not be allowed to retake an accounting course more than twice.
- Students who are dismissed from the accounting program may submit a written appeal to the Director.
- Dismissal from the accounting program does not affect the ability of the student to switch to another major.
- As stated in the University's Mission "Faculty, staff and students embrace the values of integrity, civility, kindness, respect, sustainability, citizenship, and social responsibility in every facet of the University." 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.