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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Requirements for the B.B.A.

Core Courses

All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.

For the B.B.A., you must complete the following courses:

Students are required to select one class from the following list. This course may count toward the major or minor if applicable. Note: While B.B.A. requires one from the following list, accounting majors are required to take ACC 333 (see Requirements for a Major in Accounting).

Required Business Electives

Three upper-division Seidman courses are not applied to the major or minor (nine credits total). However, these courses can be applied toward a second business major if one is declared.

With permission, qualifying accounting majors who will otherwise exceed the minimum 120-credit requirement for the B.B.A. can fulfill this requirement by enrolling in 500-/600- level graduate accounting courses. Such qualifying students will have: 1) completed ACC 310, ACC 311, and ACC 340 with a grade of B or better; 2) no more than 35 credits left to complete their undergraduate degree requirements; 3) a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; and 4) a GMAT score of at least 500 (or qualify for a GMAT waiver).


Students may elect nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major courses, except the internship and study abroad courses, on a credit/no credit basis.

Requirements for a Major in Accounting

Accounting majors must complete all requirements for the B.B.A. degree (the business core, three business electives, and one ethics requirement course) and take additional credit hours, as follows:

Quantitative group - choose one:

One of the following two courses:

AND one of the following two courses:

The required course from the auditing group (ACC 413 or ACC 414) will be waived for students who have completed ACC 513 or ACC 514 with a grade of 3.0 or higher.

Additional Requirements

To graduate, these requirements must be met:

  • Accounting students must achieve a 2.5 minimum GPA for upper-division accounting courses.
  • Students must receive at least a B- in ACC 240 to enroll in ACC 310 and at least a C in ACC 310 to enroll in ACC 311.
  • If the GPA for upper-division accounting courses falls below 2.5 (after nine hours are completed) the student will not be permitted to take additional upper-division accounting courses. However, such students may repeat upper-division accounting courses for which they received a low grade.
  • Only upper-division accounting courses in which the student has earned a C- or better may be used to satisfy requirements for an accounting degree.
  • Accounting students must also meet other requirements of the undergraduate business program.

Students entering the accounting program are expected to have a basic knowledge of spreadsheets before enrollment in upper-division accounting courses. Taking the intermediate sequence courses ACC 310 and ACC 311 in contiguous semesters is highly recommended. Internships are strongly encouraged.

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