The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Accounting is designed for adult learners interested in becoming accountants and auditors. Students interested in becoming certified public accountants can seamlessly integrate the BSBA in Accounting program into the CPA Master s Track, which is aligned to the Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree with a specialization in accounting.
Graduates of the BSBA degree in accounting can also consider the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in accounting.
What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in Accounting
The BSBA program ensures college-level competence of the principles of finance, business and the arts and sciences. Some of the topics covered include:
- Financial accounting
- Managerial accounting
- Cost accounting
- Analyzing earnings performance
BSBA in Accounting Credit Distribution
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Literacy
- Information Literacy
- Civic Engagement
- TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Business Law
- Principles of Management
- Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
- Introduction to Marketing
- Principles of Finance
- Business in Society or International Management
- Business/Managerial Communications
- Strategic Management
- Required Subjects
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Recommended Subjects
- Federal Income Taxation I
- Federal Income Taxation II OR Tax Accounting II
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Advanced Managerial Accounting
- Accounting Information Systems
- Analysis of Financial Statements
- Cost Accounting
- Fund, Government OR Public Accounting
- College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis within Intellectual and Practical Skills section of General Education requirements.
- Statistics within the Math section of General Education requirements.
- How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State University courses and/or exams.
Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.
Note 2: Students considering preparation for CPA should contact their specific state Board of Accountancy for specific details concerning the requirements to sit for the exam and other requirements related to the exam.
Note 3: Thomas Edison State University course refers to the University s own course offering of guided study, Online or Exam or Prior Learning Assessment courses.
Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.