Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


Program Description

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Considered the language of business, an Accounting education prepares students for a career of endless opportunity.

You will develop technical competence in financial accounting and reporting, managerial cost accounting, income taxation, accounting information systems, and auditing and assurance services. You will also build accounting and business software skills and develop an understanding of ethical issues and practices in the accounting profession.

Degree Requirements

The full Accounting program consists of 120 credit hours. In addition to general education courses (30 credit hours), the following courses comprise the core curriculum (90 credit hours):

Core Curriculum + General Education Courses (30 credit hours)


Lower Division Core for the Major (6 Courses)
ACCT 2101: Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2102: Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BLAW 2106: Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSA 1105: Introduction to Business 3
CPTG 2201: Advanced Computer Applications 3
ECON 2105: Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2106: Principles of Microeconomics 3
Upper Division Core Requirements (7 Courses)
BUSA 3101: Business Statistics 3
FINA 3101: Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 3101: Mgmt. Principles & Org. Behavior 3
MGMT 3102: Performance/Quality Management 3
MGMT 3120: Managerial Communications 3
MKTG 3101: Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 3420: Global Business 3
Major Courses (6 courses)
ACCT 3110: Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 3250: Taxation of Individuals 3
ACCT 3351: Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 3352: Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 4330: Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 4480: Auditing and Assurance Services 3
Major Electives: (4 Courses)
Accounting Electives: (2 Courses)
Business Electives: (2 Courses)
Major Capstone Course: (1 Course)
MGMT 4750 3
Non-Business Electives (2 Courses)

Total Program Credit Hours


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with an accounting degree?
Students who major in accounting will develop technical competence and business software skills to identify, record, measure, process and communicate financial information for businesses and corporations. Graduates can enter into a number of careers such as certified public accountants, internal auditors, financial planners, or cost estimators.


When can I start?
We accept incoming students three times a year in the Fall (August), Spring (January), and Summer (May) of each year.

How do I apply for the program?
To begin the application process, visit our Office of Undergraduate Admissions

I am a transfer student. How can I apply?
Transfer students are welcomed to Clayton State University to continue their studies. Transfer credit can be accepted from college work earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities, provided the courses are comparable to the Clayton State University curriculum. You must have earned a minimum of C or higher level for transfer credit to be accepted.


How many courses do I take for the bachelor’s program?
All Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees are 120-credit programs. Undergraduate students generally take about 45 individual courses (including general core courses) during the course of the degree program.

Where are the classes taught?
Classes are taught in the classroom on the main campus at Morrow, GA or online.

Am I required to complete an internship?
Internships are not required but are highly recommended.

Are there study abroad opportunities?
Students are able to study abroad for course credit as part of the curriculum. In the past, students have traveled to destinations including Jamaica, the Czech Republic, and India.

I want to speak to my adviser. How do I reach them?
Advisors can help guide you through a degree plan and ensure you are taking the right courses that meet your goals and keep you on track toward graduation. Advisors for the College of Business are located in the Natural and Behavioral Science (NBS) Building, Room 143.

Last updated Aug 2020

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