NOTE: Banner images should be placed in this first content block and should be at least 720px wide.

Accounting: Excellent Stand-Alone Career and Stepping Stone Accountants are responsible for the financial statements produced by businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations. This is an exciting and growing industry with a clear career path to place you in a well paying, well respected, career.  

With an accounting degree you can continue on to pursue a professional credential, such as a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or a Certified General Accountant (CGA).  It can also lead to becoming a Chief Financial Officer or even a CEO.

You can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with a major, concentration, or minor in accounting, or you can complete a Certificate in Accounting.

BBA with a Major in Accounting

To earn a BBA with an accounting major, you must complete a total of six full units of accounting courses in your degree program. If you plan on completing a professional accounting designation after graduation, you should, without question, contact an accounting faculty member to discuss what courses are necessary for the professional credential you want.

BBA with a Concentration in Accounting 

You may choose to complete a concentration in accounting instead of a major. The accounting concentration is ideal if you have an accounting interest, but do not plan to complete an accounting designation after graduation. You can also take a double concentration, with the second in another field that interests you. For example, you could do a double concentration in accounting and marketing, management, economics, strategic human resource management or tourism and hospitality management.

BBA with a Minor in Accounting

You can also earn your BBA with a minor in accounting. You can combine it with a major in marketing or management, or with a second minor or a concentration. This gives you the opportunity to become well versed with a minor in accounting practice while you focus on another business discipline. If you plan to complete a professional accounting credential following graduation, you should do a major or a concentration in accounting rather than a minor.


Undergraduate Academic Calendar Information

Certificate in Accounting

If you already work in the accounting field, or you have another, non-business degree, the Certificate in Accounting provides you with an excellent education and recognized credentials. To earn your Certificate in Accounting, you must complete six full units of coursework, consisting of core business and accounting courses. Normally, it takes up to three years to complete the Certificate in Accounting program.