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 U.S. Department of Labor. If you enjoy problem solving and critical thinking, earning a BBA in accounting will challenge and equip you to excel.

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 U.S. Department of Labor. If you enjoy problem solving and critical thinking, earning a BBA in accounting will challenge and equip you to excel.

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Are you ready for the challenge?

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 to 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

Accounting students

As a BBA accounting student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on 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 will help you develop your problem-solving, teamwork and marketplace skills, providing a springboard into dynamic career opportunities in the field of accounting.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

Total Hours: 128
Major Hours: 72

Minor Available:

Yes

Department

Accounting and Finance

Application Deadlines

Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Experiential Learning

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

  • Student Accounting Organization
    • Prepare for your future through networking opportunities with peers and professionals and opportunities to discover more about career options in accounting.
  • Student Trading and Research Fund (STAR)
    • Earn college credit while managing part of ACU’s endowment in an investment fund currently valued at $1.8 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
    • Develop an entrepreneurial and giving spirit throughout the ACU community, including the greater Abilene area, through classroom learning and real-world experience tailored to match your interests.

Opportunities

Caitlin Winegeart

What fields are available after graduation?

  • Corporate accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Financial analyst
  • Tax professional
  • Personal financial advisor

Caitlin Winegeart (left) at the Walmart Corporate Headquarters during her internship.

Learn About Caitlin

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.

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