Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Professional Accounting

About

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Professional Accounting major will prepare you to work in careers such as public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

In this program, you’ll take the standard business administration courses that cover topics such as introductory economics, financial management, information technology and business law. You’ll also take intermediate accounting courses, study auditing and learn about federal income tax. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives.

New Elective starting Fall 2019: ACCT 425-25, Business Computer Applications for Accountants
4 credits. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

Curriculum & Requirements

Professional Accounting Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

The Professional Accounting major is designed to rigorously prepare students for careers in public accounting (CPA) firms, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Several professional certificates are available to professional accounting graduates who pass competitive examinations and meet certain other requirements. For example, the Certified Public Accountant certificate, Certified Management Accountant license or Certified Internal Auditor certificate provide professional recognition to the accountants who successfully complete a comprehensive professional examination and meet an experience requirement.

Requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination vary from state to state. Experience requirements for the license also vary from state to state. Therefore, students must obtain current information from the Board of Accountancy within the state from which they seek licensure.

Notes:

  • students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major (see Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information).
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree; however, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation

  • a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major;
  • a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
Required Business Administration Core
Lower Division Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS 5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Professional Accounting Courses
ACCT 351INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 352INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II4
ACCT 353INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III4
ACCT 356COST ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 450AUDITING4
ACCT 454FEDERAL INCOME TAX I4
Electives–choose one course from the following4
ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE AND CERTIFICATION
DIRECTED STUDY
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits97

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAB in Professional Accounting from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • develop awareness of diverse perspectives and cultures and their impact on the communication of accounting information in the international arena;
  • generate, interpret and communicate accounting information for use in decision making;
  • identify ethical issues and apply personal values and professional codes of conduct to resolve ethical issues, including social responsibility and environmental reporting issues.