BBA in Accounting/MS in Accounting
Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program
DBU offers an accelerated BBA Accounting/MS Accounting degree for qualified undergraduate students. The BBA Accounting/MS Accounting degree program provides students with practical and theoretical accounting knowledge including studies in advanced financial and managerial accounting along with taxation, fraud, data analytics, and auditing. The program prepares students for careers in accounting such as audit, tax, financial, and corporate management. The program includes 16 Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) approved accounting classes, two accounting-specific data analytic classes, and an opportunity to earn course credit for an accounting internship.
Students enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s BBA Accounting/MS Accounting degree program are required to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours. The accelerated BBA Accounting/MBA Accounting degree meets the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.
Retention in and Graduation from the Program
Students must fulfill the following conditions to continue enrollment in the BBA Accounting/MS 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
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 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)
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
MS IN ACCOUNTING
BASIC CONCEPTS COURSES
Basic Concepts - Finance (MBA - McGraw Hill Connect course)*
*Three-session self-study requisite courses included with certain courses and must be passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.
(The Basic Concepts Course is only required if FINA 6301 is selected as an elective)
ACCT 5101 - Accounting Professionalism
ACCT 6302 - Accounting Data Analytics (Requisites: ACCT 3300 or ACCT 5101, ACCT 3301, ACCT 3302)
ACCT 6320 - Accounting Business Ethics
ACCT 6330 - Tax Planning and Research (Requisite: ACCT 3323)
ACCT 6335 - Financial Statement Analysis (Requisites: ACCT 3301, ACCT 3302)
ACCT 6343 - Accounting for Government/Non-Profit (Requisites: ACCT 6321 or undergraduate equivalent)
ACCT 6345 - Fraud and Forensic Accounting (Requisite: ACCT 2301)
ACCT 6346 - Advanced Auditing (Requisite: ACCT 4304)
ACCT 6355 - Case Studies in Advanced Accounting (capstone) (Requisites: ACCT 6330, ACCT 6335)
Choose two of the following
ACCT 5310 - Internship (Requisites: accounting major, minimum 60 hours, minimum of 12 hours in upper-level accounting classes, minimum 3.0, and instructor approval.)
ACCT 5332 - Financial Accounting Theory*
ACCT 6350 - Managerial Accounting Cases with Data Analytics
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite: self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making
MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation
MISM 6314 - Digital Information Systems
*ACCT 5332 may be used as an elective only if a student has not taken ACCT 4332 Financial Accounting Theory (or equivalent) previously.
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
Total Credit Hours Required for Accelerated Degree
Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA Accounting/MS Accounting
Students wishing to pursue the BBA Accounting/MS 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 MS Accounting Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Business.
The accelerated BBA Accounting/MS 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 MS Accounting program at the completion of 96 credit hours (including current enrollment).
Permission to pursue the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree: BBA Accounting/MS Accounting program does not guarantee admission to the MS Accounting 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.
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