Accounting

The Division of Accountancy and Legal Environment offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.

Graduates of the program add value to many types of organizations. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a business environment because they have mastered many professional skills.

Graduates with a B.B.A. in Accounting from the College of Business are qualified to sit for several certification exams upon graduation: The Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified Financial Manager (CFM), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


In most states (including West Virginia), a student must have 150 semester hours of college credit to become a CPA. With your B.B.A. in Accounting from the College of Business and some additional college credit, you will qualify.

Opportunities & Careers

Corporate Accounting:
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Comptroller/Controller
  • Cost Accountant
Government Accounting:
  • IRS Agent
  • State Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Municipal Accountant
  • FBI Agent
Not For Profit Accounting:
  • University Accountant
  • Charitable Organization Accountant
  • Hospital Accountant
Public Accounting:
  • Audit/Assurance Service Professional
  • Tax Accountant
  • Management Advisory Services

Projected job market data for Accountants: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.01

Major Courses

  • ACC 311 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 312 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 318 – Cost Accounting I
  • ACC 341 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 348 – Federal Taxation
  • ACC 414 – Advanced Accounting Problems
  • ACC 429 – Auditing I
  • ACC 499 – Professionalism and Ethics Seminar
  • ACC 198 – Accounting Professionalism
  • LE 308 – Commercial Law
  • Accounting Electives (6 hours)