Future BBA Students

BBA Degree with Emphasis in Accounting

Alexa Sprick Accounting GraduateThere are many career choices within the profession of accountancy. The four principal areas of employment are in public practice (CPA), industrial concerns, public practice, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Public accountants provide advice primarily in three areas: income tax, auditing and management services. Industrial accountants assemble and interpret meaningful and relevant business information to interested parties within their employer’s firm. Governmental accountants perform services similar to those by industrial and public accountants for local, state and national governmental agencies. 

Learning objectives for the accounting concentration:

  • Perform the systematic transformation of data into accounting information through the application of GAAP and income tax law;
  • Describe the uses, qualities, and roles of accounting information;
  • Explain the principles of internal control systems and the importance of internal control systems to organizations;
  • Apply current technology to the accounting process and the demand for information;
  • Evaluate accounting issues and related behavior in an ethical context, while reflecting an understanding of the public service nature of the accounting function.

The following courses are required for the accounting concentration:

  • AC321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • AC322 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • AC325 Cost Accounting
  • AC330 Accounting Systems
  • AC423 Federal Taxation I
  • AC425 Auditing
  • Six additional upper division elective hours in accounting, economics, or business.

Candidates for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination must also fulfill the subject matter requirements of the Kansas Board of Accountancy. Students desiring to attempt the examination for the Certificate in Management Accounting must meet the requirements of the Institute of Management Accounting. Information regarding the CPA examination and the CMA examination may be obtained from the accounting faculty.

Model Program Guide

Advising Worksheets for Accounting

Freshman and students new to the School of Business should visit with Stacy Woltje initially for help in determining their degree track.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may choose a faculty member advisor.