BBA in Accounting
The BBA in accounting program prepares students for successful professional careers in the accounting field. Accounting graduates work in corporations, non-profits and public entities in the areas of financial analysis, investments, treasury, controller functions, budgeting and forecasting, audit, risk management, and strategic planning in domestic and international settings, With additional courses, students will be able to get professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CITP, and many others. Throughout their coursework, students receive individual attention in small classes and close supervision by full-time faculty with diverse backgrounds and professional certifications.
The BBA in Accounting is a 120 semester-hour program. The program builds upon a business core curriculum which includes principles of financial and managerial accounting (ACCT 231 and ACCT 232). The advanced courses such as cost accounting, income tax I and II , and auditing provide in-depth knowledge in accounting and financial reporting of a business entity. Students can take elective courses such as oil and gas accounting , business law II, contemporary topics in technology, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting to gain specialized knowledge.
Course requirements for a BBA degree in accounting are described in the Undergraduate Catalog of Texas Southern University.
Accounting graduates from our department gain the knowledge to become controllers, chief financial officers, certified public accountants, financial and budget analysts, internal auditors, tax accountants, public administration officers, financial fraud investigators, and other executives. We prepare our graduates for entry-level career opportunities in:
- Public Accounting and auditing
- Consulting Firms
- Small Business
- Entrepreneurial Entities
- Corporate Accounting
- Investment Banking
- Technology Firms
Employment Outlook: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for accounting and auditing jobs for the 2016-26 period is 20 percent. The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $73,560 in May 2020.