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 150 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: 

  1. Students must maintain an overall institutional GPA of 3.0 and an institutional GPA of 3.0 in upper-level accounting coursework. 

  2. Students must be advised by a full-time accounting professor before enrollment each semester. 

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (BBA)

Developing A Christian Mind

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

Economics

6

ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

and

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foundations for Excellence

1

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.)

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

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.

Mathematics

6

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

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)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.

Speech

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

58

BBA IN ACCOUNTING

Business Core

30

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

Accounting Major

27

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

ACCT 4304 - Auditing (S-L)

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 

6

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (Capstone course)

Electives

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required

0

0

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

121

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

MBA IN ACCOUNTING

courses

credit hours (MBA)

Required Core Courses

15

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers

MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management

MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems

MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)

MBA Accounting Concentration

15

ACCT 6330 - Tax Planning and Research

ACCT 6335 - Financial Statement Analysis

ACCT 6355 - Case Studies in Advanced Accounting Topics

Choose two (2) courses 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

30

Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree

151

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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