B.B.A. in Accounting
The Department of Accountancy and Legal Environment offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting. Graduates of the program add value to many types of organizations. They are prepared to meet business challenges because they learn many professional skills including core knowledge, communication, accounting research, technology, and critical thinking. Through a rigorous curriculum and an abundance of opportunities to engage with professionals, students with a BBA in Accounting from Marshall obtain internships, entry-level positions, and advance in a diverse set of accounting careers.
Accounting provides relevant information to decision makers, managers, investors, creditors, labor unions, government regulators and others interested in the financial well-being and future of an entity’s economic activity. Accountants are in high-demand to manage, review, and interpret an entity’s financial transactions. Accountants gain knowledge of the entire enterprise, which can lead to opportunities for advancements into other functional areas. In addition, accountants must be able to communicate the numbers to other stakeholders of an organization, and must stay abreast of technological advancements, making this career path valuable for individuals with varied interests.
The mission of the BBA in Accounting program is to provide students the core knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter the profession of accountancy, business, and/or graduate study. Graduates from our program have successfully obtained jobs at public accounting firms, industry, and governmental agencies. Some of our alumni have gone into teaching-related jobs.
Why Choose Accounting at Marshall?
Marshall University is one of only 186 schools worldwide to have achieved accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – for its undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and accounting. The Division of Accountancy and Legal Environment has award-winning faculty, with diverse backgrounds and teaching interests. Most have worked in the profession and/or currently perform consulting in an array of accounting and legal services. Most faculty are CPAs or hold other prestigious certifications. Our faculty in the accountancy major are committed to an emphasis on teaching and interaction with students. Our approach is to focus on student learning, and we provide a dedicated faculty-student mentoring program
Opportunities & Careers
- Internal Auditor
- Management Accountant
- Cost Accountant
- IRS Agent
- State Auditor
- Bank Examiner
- Municipal Accountant
- FBI Agent
- Audit/Assurance Service Professional
- Tax Accountant
- Management Advisory Services
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- University Accountant
- Charitable Organization Accountant
- Hospital Accountant
Projected job market data for Accountants:
- ACC 198 – Accounting Professionalism
- 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 429 – Auditing I
- ACC 440 – Accounting Analytics
- ACC 448 – Federal Taxation II
- ACC 499 – Professionalism and Ethics Seminar
- Accounting Elective (3 hours)
NOTE: Students must have 30 hours of upper level ACC to sit for the CPA exam in WV, so they should take an ACC course as the ACC elective.
*ACC elective can be any 300/400 level ACC course (except ACC 310 or ACC 490), or LE 308, or an approved graduate course.