Accounting, B.B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication3
STA 150Foundations of Statistics3
STA 150LFoundations of Statistics Lab1
Natural/Physical Science4
Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace (Writing Intensive)3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management (Writing Intensive)3
MC or I: Intl Business Elective3
ACC 499 Bison image Professional and Ethics Sem (Capstone)3
College-Specific
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace3
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT)3
ACC 216Principles of Accounting3
ECN 250 Cap graduation image Principles Microeconomics3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics3
FIN 323 Cap graduation image Principles of Finance3
LE 207Legal Environ of Business3
MIS 200Bus Computer Applications3
MIS 290Prin Management Info Systems3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods3
MGT 320Principles of Management3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management3
MKT 340MKT Concepts and Applications3
Communication Studies Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Professional Presentations
Persuasive Communication
Group Communication
Superior-Subordinate Comm
Intercultural Communication
International Business Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Comparative Econ Systems
International Trade
Global Macroeconomic Analysis
Economic of Dev Countries
International Fin Management
International Management
International Marketing
Major-Specific
ACC 311 Cap graduation image Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 312 Cap graduation image Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 318 Cap graduation image Cost Accounting I3
ACC 341Acc Information Systems3
ACC 348Federal Taxation3
ACC 429Auditing I3
ACC 440Accounting Analytics3
ACC 448Federal Income Tax II3
ACC 499 Bison image Professional and Ethics Sem3
ACC 198 is also required for ACC majors.1
ACC Elective3
Students can take any 300- or 400-level ACC course (except ACC 310, ACC 490), or LE 308, or an approved graduate course.
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives required depends on the number of hours completed in STA 150 Foundations of Statistics or STA 150B Foundations of Stats-Expanded and ENG 101 Beginning Composition or ENG 101P Beginning Composition Plus and the number of hours that can be double-counted toward multiple degree requirements.
  • Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all ACC prerequisite courses (including ACC 215 Accounting Principles (CT) and ACC 216 Principles of Accounting).
  • The ACC Elective can be any 300/400 level ACC course (except ACC 310 Acct for Entrepreneurs or ACC 490 Internship), or LE 308 Commercial Law, or an approved graduate course (GPA requirement exists).
  • ACC 499 Professional and Ethics Sem is the capstone course for all Accounting majors. It can only be taken during the senior year after all prerequisites are met.
  • Multicultural or International additional university requirement met with International Business Elective.
  • Please check with advisor about course offerings. Not all classes will be offered every semester.

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Four Year Plan

The Department of Accountancy and Legal Environment offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting. In the program, you will learn how to summarize financial statements and reports, interpret financial data, develop budgets, calculate taxes, audit financial records, and utilize systems to collect, retrieve, and analyze financial data. Through a rigorous curriculum and an abundance of opportunities to engage with professionals, you will be empowered to obtain internships, entry-level positions, sit for professional certification exams, and advance in a diverse set of accounting careers.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
STA 150 Foundations of Statistics 3
STA 150L Foundations of Statistics Lab 1
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
MIS 200 Bus Computer Applications 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
LE 207 Legal Environ of Business 3
ECN 250 Cap graduation image Principles Microeconomics 3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication 3
Physical or Natural Science 4
Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT) 3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Free Elective 3
CMM Studies Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 216 Principles of Accounting 3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods 3
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities 3
ACC 198 Accounting Professionalism 1
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ACC 311 Cap graduation image Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 318 Cap graduation image Cost Accounting I 3
ACC 348 Federal Taxation 3
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
MIS 290 Prin Management Info Systems 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 312 Cap graduation image Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 341 Acc Information Systems 3
FIN 323 Cap graduation image Principles of Finance 3
MKT 340 MKT Concepts and Applications 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ACC 440 Accounting Analytics 3
ACC 429 Auditing I 3
ACC 448 Federal Income Tax II 3
Free Elective 3
International Business Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 499 Bison image Professional and Ethics Sem (Senior Seminar) 3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management 3
ACC Elective 3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours120