Accounting  (BBA)

The BBA Accounting curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a career as professional accountants. Students are encouraged to declare their intention to major in accounting as early as possible after enrolling at DBU. A full-time accounting professor will counsel with each declaring student individually to develop a semester-by-semester degree plan to assure the proper sequence of courses. Students may not continue as accounting majors unless they maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.0 in their upper-level accounting courses.

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Accounting Program of Dallas Baptist University is to provide a Christ-centered, high quality, accounting education by focusing on faith-integration, excellence in classroom instruction, and competence-building activities in order to produce servant leaders.

BBA ACCOUNTING DEGREE

Graduates with a BBA in Accounting will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business and possess the technical skills and accounting knowledge necessary to assume an entry-level accounting role in whatever business they choose. The BBA degree alone does not qualify a student to register for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Students enrolled in the BBA degree program are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

The BBA Accounting major prepares students for careers as professional accountants in business. In addition to the eleven common-core courses required of all BBA degree programs, which include 6 hours of principles level accounting courses, accounting majors complete nine required upper-level accounting courses and one upper-level business elective.

Retention in and Graduation from the Accounting Program

Students must fulfill the following conditions to continue enrollment in the 4-year BBA accounting major 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.

DEGREE 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

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 Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

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

4

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

Business Core

33

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

MANA 4320 - Strategy and Problems in Management

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

STIM 3301 - Information Systems for Management

Major Courses

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

*Prerequisite:  Prior to taking ACCT 3301, 3304, or 3323, students must complete MATH 1307 or the mathematics requirement for their degree plan.

Electives

Upper-Level Electives

Lower or Upper-Level Electives

0

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320. 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University:  DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

MINOR IN ACCOUNTING

See information about the Accounting minor here.

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

BBA in Accounting/MBA in Accounting

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.