Accounting (B.B.A.)

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) with a concentration in Accounting is one of five BBA's offered by the Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Business. The goal of the Business Department is to prepare the student for a career in business, guiding them in obtaining the abilities needed to succeed in their chosen area; Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance or International Business. The student will develop competencies in integrity, research and critical thinking, communications, leadership, & professional skills through classroom instruction and activities, projects, case studies, interaction with professionals from the community, and other methods.  

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Accounting majors will find jobs such as auditor, controller, cost estimator, accounting clerk, accounting analyst, financial analyst, accounting manager, asset manager, and budget analyst to name a few. Individuals can work in fields such as the corporate accounting or the federal tax industry. Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in graduate school resulting in successful careers in many of these fields at an even higher level. 

Job Outlook

The Online College Labor Market Report (2014) reported that the accountant or auditor is the most in-demand business and financial operations occupation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2014 and 2024 there will be an increase of about 142,400 (10.7 %) jobs for accountants and auditors. Financial specialists will find about 21,900 new jobs between 2014-2024 and there will be a need for an additional 35,990 in the same period.

Earnings

Earnings potential for graduates with Accounting degrees vary widely depending on many factors including the geographic location, the industry you choose, position, skills and experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2014), the average annual income of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is $56,890.00 while accountants and auditors earn an annual average of $73,670.00. The average annual income for financial managers is $130,230.00. 

Educational Qualifications

A Bachelors degree qualifies an individual for most entry-level positions. However, a graduate degree will significantly increase the potential of obtaining many positions as well as earning potential. 

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit catalog.swau.edu/undergraduate/2017-2018

BUSINESS CORE

ACCT 211 Accounting Principles I ......................................3

ACCT 212 Accounting Principles II.......................................3

BUAD 202 Introduction to Contemporary Business .....3

BUAD 211 Profiles of Entrepreneurship ...............................3

BUAD 270 Management Information Systems ....................3

BUAD 301 Principles of Management..................................3

BUAD 311 Business Law .......................................................3

BUAD 321 Business Finance..................................................3

BUAD 460 Ethics & Business Social Responsibility.................3

BUAD 466 Production and Operations Mgmt......................3

BUAD 472 Business Policies and Strategies ......................... 3

ECON 211 Macroeconomics.................................................. 3

ECON 212 Microeconomics .................................................. 3

MKTG 343 Principles of Marketing.......................................3

TOTAL: 42 

ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION

ACCT 315 Intermediate Accounting I .................................4

ACCT 316 Intermediate Accounting II................................4

ACCT XXX Accounting Electives .........................................10

TOTAL: 18

REQUIRED COGNATE

CSIS 106 Comprehensive Spreadsheets.....................

MATH 241 Introduction to Probability and Statistics.........

 

First Year

First Semester

ACCT 211—Principles of Accounting I ....................................3

ENGL 121—Freshman Comp ................................................3

MATH 110—College Algebra ....................................................3

BUAD 202—Introduction to Contemporary Business ......3

UNIV 111—Wellness for Life ............................................1

Lab Science Course .........................................................4

TOTAL:​ 17

Second Semester

ACCT 212—Principles of Accounting II ..................................3

COMM 111—Speech ..............................................................3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ...............................................3

CSIS xxx—Computer Science Course.......................................3

Physical Science Course ........................................................4

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Year

ECON 211—Macroeconomics...................................................3

ACCT 315—Intermediate Accounting I ...................................4

BUAD 270—Management Information Systems ................3

ENGL 220—Research Writing...................................................3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course .........................................3

KINA xxx—Activity Course .........................................1

TOTAL:​ 17

ECON 212—Microeconomics ...................................................3

ACCT 316—Intermediate Accounting II ..................................4

BUAD 211—Profiles of Entrepreneurship ...............................3

HIST xxx—History Course .........................................................3

Fine Arts Elective ....................................................................3

TOTAL:​ 16

Third Year

BUAD 301—Principles of Management...................................3

BUAD 311—Business Law .........................................................3

BUAD 321—Business Finance...................................................3

MKTG 343—Principles of Marketing .......................................3

Life Science Elective ........................................................4

TOTAL:​ 16

MATH 241—Introduction to Probability and Statistics.........3

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

ACCT xxx—Accounting Elective (upper division) ..................6

HIST xxx—History Course .........................................................3

KINA xxx—Kinesiology Activity Course ..................................1

TOTAL:​ 16

Fourth Year

ACCT xxx—Accounting Electives (upper division).................6

BUAD 460—Ethics & Business Social Responsibility ............3

BUAD 466—Production & Operations ....................................3

HIST xxx—History Course .........................................................3

TOTAL:​ 15

BUAD 472—Business Policies and Strategies (Capstone) .....3

BUAD/ACCT xxxBusiness/Accounting Electives (upper division)................................................................................. 6

RLGN xxx—Religion Course ................................................3

Literature Elective ........................................................3

TOTAL:​ 15