Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Professional Accounting

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The Bachelor of Science 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.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Professional Accounting Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB)

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.

The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.

Notes:

  • Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
  • 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 and 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.

Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major
Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Natural Sciences
BACR - Natural Sciences
Diversity
Global Studies
Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)37
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS LAW
BUSINESS STATISTICS 1
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS (satisfies BACR - Social Sciences)
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS (satisfies BACR - Social Sciences)
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION (satisfies English proficiency)
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS MATH II
CALCULUS I
CALCULUS I
Total Credits37
Required Business Administration Core
Upper Division Courses
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Professional Accounting Courses
ACCT 351INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 352INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II4
ACCT 353INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III4
ACCT 356COST ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 359ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
ACCT 450AUDITING4
ACCT 454FEDERAL INCOME TAX4
Electives–choose two courses from the following8
ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE AND CERTIFICATION
EXPERIENTIAL TAX PREPARATION
ACCOUNTING CAREER PREPARATION
DIRECTED STUDY
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits64

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BSB 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.

Enrollment Data

Undergraduate Business Students

830

BAB/BS Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

463

Students in the MBA Program

418

MBA Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

48

Full-Time Faculty Members

32