Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


Program Description

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

The Accountancy program at Delta State is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The curriculum is reviewed periodically by a group of accounting practitioners to ensure that our graduates are kept up to date on the latest accounting trends and techniques.

Program of Study

A BBA degree in accounting requires a total of 128 semester hours. The degree requires 27 hours of accounting courses and 9 hours of Computer Information Systems courses which build upon 44 hours of general education and 33 hours of business courses.

Upon completion of the accounting degree, graduates are eligible to sit for the internationally recognized Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations. Both examinations are designed to be entry-level exams into the management accounting and the internal auditing professions. Many graduates of DSU's undergraduate program elect to continue their accounting education, enter a graduate program to obtain a master's degree, and pursue the professional designation Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

A student enters the integrated professional program at the end of the junior year and may earn both the BBA and MBA degrees in a streamlined program. Two graduate courses may be taken in the senior year to apply toward the Master's degree.

Accounting & CIS (double major)

Computer and technology skills have become more important to accountants. Accordingly, the DSU curriculum reflects an increased emphasis on computers and information systems. A student may major in Accountancy and Computer Information Systems (a double major) with careful planning. Graduates with this double major are very marketable in the workforce

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Accountancy from Delta State provides worldwide opportunities for a great career.

  • CPA firm partner or owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Controller
  • Staff Accountant
  • Professor or Dean
  • Government Agency employee
  • Law school entry to become an employee
  • To further enhance careers, the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) degree can prepare students for leadership positions in organizations around the world.
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Delta State University, College of Business Delta State University has provided course offerings in business since 1925, the year the institution opened for its first regular session. Course offerings ... Read More

Delta State University, College of Business Delta State University has provided course offerings in business since 1925, the year the institution opened for its first regular session. Course offerings were organized along departmental lines in 1928 when a Department of Commerce was formed. The name of the department has changed a number of times, with each change reflecting a broadening scope in offerings and objectives. The Department of Commerce was renamed the Division of Business Education in 1944; changed to the Department of Business in 1948; renamed the Division of Business and Economics in 1958; in 1969, the name was changed to the School of Business; and in 1999, the name was changed to the College of Business. Degree programs offered in the College include the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in accountancy, computer information systems, finance, general business, insurance and real estate, management, marketing, and office administration; the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in business education for those interested in becoming teachers; and the Bachelor of Commercial Aviation degree with majors in aviation management and flight operations. All degree programs are nationally accredited. Mission To prepare students for the marketplace by providing challenging educational opportunities. Vision Service to the community, our profession, and the University is a vital aspect of the College's mission. By nurturing cooperative relationships with business and industry, service organizations, and other institutions, the College will remain dynamic and its activities relevant. Read less