BBA in Accounting/MBA in Accounting
Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program
DBU offers an accelerated BBA/MBA Accounting degree for qualifying undergraduate students. Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business, possess the technical skills and knowledge in accounting, and meet the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.
Students enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s BBA/MBA Accounting degree program are required to complete a minimum of 158.5 credit hours. The BBA/MBA Accounting degree program prepares students for careers as professional accountants in public practice. In addition to ten common-core courses required of all BBA degree programs, which include 6 hours of principles level accounting courses, and seven common-core courses required of all MBA degree programs, accounting majors complete fourteen required upper-level accounting courses.
Retention in and Graduation from the Program
Students must fulfill the following conditions to continue enrollment in the BBA/MBA Accounting Accelerated Degree and graduate from the program:
Students must maintain an overall institutional GPA of 3.0 and an institutional GPA of 3.0 in upper-level accounting coursework.
Students must be advised by a full-time accounting professor before enrollment each semester.
credit hours (BBA)
Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind
ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government
and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
BBA IN ACCOUNTING
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3305 - Managerial Statistics
MANA 3306 - Management Communication
MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law
MANA 4301 - Operations and Quality Management
MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing
STIM 3301 - Information Systems for Management
ACCT 3300 - Survey of Accounting Systems
ACCT 3301* - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 3302 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 3304* - Managerial Cost Accounting
ACCT 3323* - Income Taxation of Individuals
ACCT 4301 - Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 4302 - Income Taxation of Entities (S-L)
ACCT 4304 - Auditing
ACCT 4332 - Financial Accounting Theory
*Requisite: Prior to taking ACCT 3301, 3304, or 3323, students must complete MATH 1307 or the mathematics requirement for their degree plan.
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (Must be taken in the last core semester in the program.)
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
MBA FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
As the MBA is a generalist master's business program designed to meet the further educational needs of the broadest range of working professionals with potentially non-business-related undergraduate degrees, no foundational courses are required.
Nevertheless, three-session self-study requisite courses are included with certain MBA courses and are designed to specifically prepare non-business graduates for the requirements of the MBA level course. The requirement for a student to complete a requisite course is determined by the MBA Program Director. All requisites must be completed by the end of the third semester and before continuation to the balance of the MBA program. The requisite courses carry no credit or tuition fees. The pass to proceed threshold is 85%.
Basic Concept Requisites Policy:
The following table indicates the criteria by which decisions are normally made in relation to prerequisite exemptions.
BuSINESS GRADUATE APPLICANTS
nON-BuSINESS GRADUATE APPLICANTS
Basic Concepts in Accounting
Basic Concepts in Finance
Basic Concepts in Quantitative Analysis
Basic Concepts in Business Economics
MBA IN ACCOUNTING
credit hours (MBA)
Required Core Courses
ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: see Foundational Requirements. Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies
MANA 6344 - MBA Program Capstone Course (Requisite: Course may not be started until beginning of next to last semester of the program. Completion of 25.5 credit hours at a minimum mean of 3.0 GPA.)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Advanced Marketing Strategies (S-L)
MBA Accounting Concentration
ACCT 6330 - Tax Planning and Research
ACCT 6335 - Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 6355 - Case Studies in Advanced Accounting Topics (Requisites: ACCT 6330, ACCT 6335. Must be taken as the last accounting course.)
Choose one course from the electives below:
ACCT 6343 - Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities
ACCT 6345 - Fraud and Forensic Accounting
ACCT 6346 - Advanced Auditing
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree
Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA/MBA
Students wishing to pursue the BBA/MBA Accounting program should file a Statement of Commitment during the spring semester of the junior year (after 75 credit hours) following completion of ACCT 3301.
The Statement of Commitment must be signed by the undergraduate advisor, a full-time accounting professor, the Graduate School of Business MBA Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Business.
The accelerated BBA Accounting/MBA Accounting degree plan must be completed and signed by the undergraduate advisor and a full-time accounting professor.
Students must be advised by a full-time accounting professor prior to enrollment in each semester.
Students must apply to and be accepted in the MBA program at the completion of 96 credit hours (including current enrollment)
Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA/MBA Accounting program does not guarantee admission to the MBA program. Once students have completed 96 credit hours, they may apply for admission into Graduate School. Students may not enroll in 6000 level courses prior to admission by the Graduate School.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.