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Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting requires that all Fogelman College requirements for the B.B.A. degree be completed in addition to the courses required for the accounting major.

Specific upper division accounting courses include:

  • ACCT 3110 Intermediate Accounting I

  • ACCT 3120 Intermediate Accounting II

  • ACCT 3310 Cost Accounting

  • ACCT 3510 Federal Income Tax I

  • ACCT 4020 Accounting Systems

  • ACCT 4240 Audit and Assurance Services

Two accounting electives chosen from 4000 level accounting courses. Accounting electives offered most frequently include:

  • ACCT 4241 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance

  • ACCT 4300 Financial Statement Analysis

  • ACCT 4520 Federal Income Tax II

  • ACCT 4540 Governmental, Health Care/Not-for-Profit Accounting

For more information on our Bachelor of Business Administration degree, contact one of our undergraduate advisors:

Dr. Jim Lukawitz


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Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science program at the School of Accountancy provides a Service Sector Accounting Focus supportive of the market we serve and consistent with employment opportunities.  To be considered for this program, a student must apply and be accepted by both the School of Accountancy and the University Graduate School. Additional information can be found at this link:

For more information on our Master of Science in Accounting degree, contact our Master's advisor:

Dr. David Spiceland

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Ph.D. in Accounting        

The Ph.D. is a research degree and is not a direct continuation of masters' level studies; that is, candidates learn to extend the frontiers of knowledge through original investigation and publication of findings. University faculty members also communicate knowledge through teaching and are expected to perform service to their institution, profession, and community. The relative weights of these assignments vary across institutions.

Specifically, the program intends to:

  • provide candidates with an advanced level of knowledge in accounting and non-accounting topics as well as an emphasis in a chosen accounting specialization;

  • prepare candidates to conduct independent research;

  • enable candidates to communicate their research findings effectively;

  • aid candidates in developing interpersonal and technical skills in teaching.

The Accounting concentration emphasizes empirical research. This program is eclectic in nature with the premise that a candidate should possess:

  • broad knowledge of past and current theoretical and methodological accounting issues;

  • in-depth knowledge of a supporting area; and

  • proficiency in statistics, economics, and quantitative methods of analysis.

These skills will allow a candidate to conduct significant research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in accounting. The Ph.D. program is a learning process in which a candidate gains an understanding of and the ability to do scholarly research. This process is holistic as it involves clearly linked interactions among faculty and students in courses, in workshops, in teaching, and in individual research projects.

The Ph.D. faculty have earned a strong national reputation. Research by current faculty members scheduled to teach in the program has appeared in leading journals, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting and Economics; Contemporary Accounting Research; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Management Science; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting, Organizations & Society; Journal of Taxation; The Journal of Accountancy and Management Accounting

Choosing to enter a Ph.D. program typically signals a substantial career change, and requires one's full professional attention. Accordingly, part-time students will not be accepted in the Accounting program. In order to become engaged in the research and teaching environment, students who are admitted normally will qualify for a graduate assistantship.

For more information on our Ph.D. in Accounting degree, contact our Ph.D. advisor:

Dr. Kenton Walker

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