Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - Accounting

The BBA Accounting focuses heavily on accounting and finance. This program is highly versatile, preparing students to work in a variety of fields; however, it specifically readies students to obtain employment as accountants, auditors, bookkeepers, budget analysts, tax examiners and revenue agents.

 

Degree Requirements:

 

General Education Course Requirements

Pre-Major Courses

Business Core Courses

Accounting Major Core Courses

Electives

A cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher is required for graduation

Degree available in Bismarck, Williston, and online

Student Learning Outcomes

Business Core Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to apply the theories and practices of management. (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI).
  2. Students will be able to apply the concepts, theories, and practices involved in international business. (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI).
  3. Students will be able to recommend strategic decision alternatives using business concepts and theories. (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII).
  4. Students will be able to apply the conceptual framework of financial accounting and reporting in business. (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI).
  5. Students will be able to solve fundamental problems in financial management. (this learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI).

Requirements

Professional Exam Requirements

Students earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting at Dickinson State University will have fulfilled the educational requirements to take the professional examinations required to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and 121 of the total 150 hours of education required to apply to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

In order to be qualified to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a student must have 150 college level semester hours with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. Every state determines what qualifications an applicant must meet to take the CPA exam.

Students planning to take any of the professional exams should consult with their accounting advisor to determine the exact requirements that must be met.

General Education Course Requirements

Freshman Seminar  UNIV 100  1
 Group I   (A)  ENGL 110 or ENGL 111H*  3
 Group I   (B)  ENGL 120 or ENGL 121H*  3
 Group I   (C)  COMM 110 or COMM 111H*  3
 Group II  (A)  CSCI 101  3
 Group II  (B)  COMM 216 (see Pre Major Core)**  3
 Group II  (C)  Human Behavior and Governance  3
 Group II  (D)  Well-Being  2
 Group III (A)  Creative Expressions  3
 Group III (B)  Literature  3
 Group III (C)  MATH 146 (see Pre Major Core)**  3
 Group III (D)  ECON 201 or ECON 202 (see Pre Major Core)**     3
 Group III (E)  Natural Science  4
 General Education Elective  MATH 305 (see Pre Major Core)**  4
Total Credit Hours:28

Grade of "C" or better is required for ENGL 110, ENGL 111H*, ENGL 120, and ENGL 121H*

*TR Scholar

**13 General Education credits met in Pre Major Core. Credits counted in Pre Major Core subtotal only.

Pre-Major Courses

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

BOTE 210Business Communication

3

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

 

COMM 216Intercultural Communication

3

MEETS Group II-B General Education Requirement

 

ECON 201Principles Of Microeconomics

3

Or

ECON 202Principles Of Macro-Economics

3

MEETS Group III-D General Education Requirement

 

MATH 146Applied Calculus I

3

MEETS Group III-C General Education Requirement

 

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

Total Credit Hours:25

Business Core Courses

Pre-Major courses listed above require a “C” or better (except MATH 146 which requires a passing grade only) before taking the Business Core Courses.

ACCT 315Business Law I

3

BADM 336Management and Leadership

3

BADM 356Organizational Behavior

3

BADM 369Business Ethics and Critical Thinking

3

BADM 376Production/Operations Management

3

BADM 388Management Information Systems

3

BADM 455International Business

3

BADM 485Business Policy

4

ENTR 366Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 326Managerial Finance

3

MRKT 301Principles of Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Accounting Major Core Courses

ACCT 301Computerized Accounting

3

ACCT 305Cost Accounting

3

ACCT 310Government & Nonprofit Acct

3

ACCT 331Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT 332Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACCT 333Income Tax I

4

ACCT 334Income Tax II

3

ACCT 406Advanced Accounting

3

ACCT 407Auditing I

4

Total Credit Hours:31

Total Credit Hours:118

Elective requirement of coursework at the 200 level or higher can be used to satisfy the remaining degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 150