Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

A degree in accounting produces diverse career opportunities for graduates.Whether you plan to pursue a career in public, corporate or private accounting, businesses and organizations of all sizes need accountants. So it is no surprise that accounting-related careers will grow faster than average through 2024, according to the United States Department of Labor. If you enjoy problem solving and critical thinking, earning a BBA in accounting will challenge and equip you to engage in these efforts.

Accounting education, virtually static for decades, is going through dynamic change prompted by several forces. At ACU, you’ll receive broad-based education and experience focusing on these new developments. You’ll also establish critical-thinking, teamwork and communication skills that will help you advance in your career, whether you want to pursue opportunities for further study or earn an accounting degree salary in the professional marketplace.  

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What you can expect

As a BBA accounting student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of productive learning experiences, such as participating in semester-long internships, joining a student-run organization focused on accounting, networking with accounting firms, pursuing academic research or starting your graduate (M.Acc.) degree early during your senior year. Our program can help you develop your problem-solving, teamwork  and marketplace skills, providing a springboard into accounting major jobs, which provide dynamic career opportunities.

What fields are available after graduation?

  • Corporate Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Professional
  • Personal Financial Advisor
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Clubs and Activities

Ministry is a hands-on career, and during your time at ACU, you will gain practical experience through co-curriculars, clubs and events such as:

  • Internships
  • Service work
  • Spring Break campaigns
  • Student Action Leadership Team (SALT)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning brings the classroom to life through immersive, real-world opportunities. Students participate to build their resumes, learn about career opportunities and develop critical skills needed for success in the marketplace. ACU’s College of Business and Technology offers numerous diverse and relevant learning opportunities including:

  • Student Accounting Organization
    • Learn from some of our young alumni about their industry experience in this weekly Chapel.
  • Student Managed Investment Fund 
    • Earn class credit by managing part of ACU’s endowment in an investment fund currently valued at over $1 million.
  • Meet the Firm Night
    • Meet with public accounting firms prior to graduation in order to network for internships and jobs.
  • Venture Out
    • As a business student, one of your first projects will be an exciting team-based business simulation where you will learn firsthand the ins and outs of bringing a product to market.
  • Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship
    • Explore startups, large tech companies and Silicon Valley Bank in this annual trip to Silicon Valley.

Accreditation

ACU’s College of Business Administration educates business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. The college offers AACSB and ABET accredited programs, including nine undergraduate business and technology majors, four minors, a Master of Accountancy, and two online graduate programs (an MBA and a Master of Science in Management). The college includes two centers (Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy and Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership) and three academic units (Accounting and Finance Department, Management Sciences Department and School of Information Technology and Computing), in addition to our partnership with ACU-Dallas to deliver online business education.

Degree Details


Required Hours

Total Hours: 128

Major Hours: 72


Example Coursework


Minor Available:

Yes


Department


Application Deadlines

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Action: November 1


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