B.B.A. Accounting

Do you one day see yourself as a bookkeeper, auditor or certified public accountant? A B.B.A. Accounting from Southwestern Adventist University prepares you for these roles and additionally will give you essential business skills for any business-related career.


Career Field

Numerous career choices are available to accounting graduates including working in non-profit accounting (for the Seventh-day Adventist denomination or other non-profit entities), public accounting, industry accounting (ranging from small businesses to large corporations) and governmental accounting. Some SWAU 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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2018 and 2028, there will be an increase of about 90,700 (6 %) jobs for accountants and auditors.


What does a career with a B.B.A. Accounting look like? Graduates with accounting skills typically work a full and fulfilling week, preparing and examining financial records. During certain times of the year, accounting professionals can expect to be busier with end of the budget year or tax season. This might sound like a lot of work! But with hard work and dedication, accountants can work their way up into management positions.


  • Accounting Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Capital Accountant
  • Certified Tax Preparer
  • Accounting Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Examiner

Median annual wage for accountants and auditor in May 2019

A young man dressed in a blue suit smiles as he stands outside

“Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Business Administration not only prepared me for a world outside of academia, but also armed me with the tools to be successful at what I love. The one-on-one coaching and instruction you can take advantage of is unmatched. The business and marketing instructors care for you as if you were their own and I can say that from experience. The partnerships at SWAU that I have developed allowed to me intern at US News & World Report’s #1 hospital in Florida – Adventhealth. Through my internship with Adventhealth, I was able to secure a role as a financial analyst within the company and maintain my position during an unprecedented pandemic. So, if you are still on the fence about business or another degree – do business! This decision has never been one I’ve regretted.”

- Benjamin Baggi, Finance, Class of 2020

Faculty Profiles

Aaron Moses, PhD

Department of Business Administration
AdventHealth Endowed Chair of Business Administrat

Satyanarayana Ramella, PhD

Department of Business & Financial Services
Assistant Vice President

Chanda Santo, MBA

Department of Business Administration
Assistant Professor