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, and professional skills through classroom instruction and activities, projects, case studies, interaction with professionals from the community, and other methods. 

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 2012 and 2022 there will be an increase of about 166,700 (13.1 %) jobs for accountants and auditors. Financial specialists jobs in general will increase by approximately 321,200 (11.7%) jobs and there will be a need for an additional 8,700 (9.9% increase) tax preparers 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, the average annual income of tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents is $56,120 while accountants and auditors earn an annual average of $72,500. The average annual income for financial managers is $126,660. 

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit http://catalog.swau.edu/undergraduate/2016-2017. 

BUSINESS CORE

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

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

BUAD 203 Research in Business ...........................................1

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: 40 

ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION

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

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

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

TOTAL: 18

REQUIRED COGNATE

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

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

UNIV 110—Principles of Active Learning...............................1

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

TOTAL:​ 17

Second Semester

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

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

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

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

KINA 111—Physical Fitness.......................................................1

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

TOTAL:​ 17

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

TOTAL:​ 16

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

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

BUAD 203—Research in Business .........................................1

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

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

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

TOTAL:​ 15

Third Year

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

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

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

ENGL xxx—English Literature Course......................................3

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

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

TOTAL:​ 16

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

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

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

BUAD xxx—Business Elective (upper division).......................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

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

TOTAL:​ 15

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

BUAD/ACCT xxxBusiness/Accounting Electives (upper division)........................................................................... 12

TOTAL:​ 15