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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below. Accounting Majors must have an overall grade grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major courses listed under section A of the Degree Requirements for the B.B.A. in Accounting.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.


Degree Requirements
  1. 24 semester credit hours of accounting courses in the major:

    ACC  3023  Intermediate Accounting I
    ACC  3033  Intermediate Accounting II
    ACC  3043  Federal Income Taxation
    ACC  3113  Accounting Information Systems
    ACC  3123  Cost Analysis
    ACC  4013  Principles of Auditing
    ACC  4163  Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice

  2. 8 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division non-accounting business or non-business electives

Notes for students who intend to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination:

  1. Because of the topical coverage of the CPA examination, BLW 3023 Business Organizations and Commercial Law is recommended as a non-accounting elective for students who anticipate taking the CPA examination.
  2. The educational requirements for candidates applying for the CPA examination in Texas are regulated by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Students with questions about requirements or eligibility should contact the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, 333 Guadalupe, Tower III, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78701 or (512) 305-7851 or visit their Web site at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us.
  3. The 21 semester credit hours of upper-division accounting hours required to earn a B.B.A. in Accounting is less than the 30 hours of upper-division accounting coursework required to sit for the CPA examination under current Texas state law. Students interested in preparing for the CPA examination should refer to the Five-Year Professional Accounting Program information.
  4. Rule 511.28c of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy states, “…the board requires that 3 passing semester hours be earned as a result of taking a course in ethics. The course must be taken at a recognized educational institution and should include ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values.” Students planning to sit for the CPA examination should enroll in the sections of GBA 2013 notated “Recommended for Accounting and Finance majors.”

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Accounting

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK)*,** 3
IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
MS 1023 Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (CBK)* 3
IS 3003 Principles of Information Systems for Management 3
MS 3043 Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Third Year
Fall
ACC 3023 Intermediate Accounting I (major) 3
ACC 3113 Accounting Information Systems (major) 3
MGT 3003 Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3053 Management Science and Operations Technology 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Spring
ACC 3033 Intermediate Accounting II (major) 3
ACC 3123 Cost Analysis (major) 3
FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
GBA 2013 Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
ACC 3043 Federal Income Taxation (major) 3
ACC 4013 Principles of Auditing (major) 3
BLW 3013 Business Law (CBK) 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Non-accounting or non-business elective (support work)   3
Spring
ACC 4163 Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice (major) 3
MGT 4893 Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Non-accounting or non-business elective (support work)   3
Non-accounting or non-business elective (support work)   2
Component Area Option (core)   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements


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