Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting

Each BBA degree consists of:

Note: Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center campus or through SHSU Online.

1 The Business Core is made up of the following courses:

ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Acc3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Acc3
BANA 2372Business Analysis3
BANA 3363Inter Business Analysis3
BUAD 2301Business Legal Environment3
BUAD 3335Business Communication3
ECON 2301Principles Of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2302Principles Of Microeconomics 13
ECON 3000-4000 level 2
FINC 3320Business Finance3
MGIS 3310Principles of MIS3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3370Operations Management3
MGMT 4390Strategic Management & Policy3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3

Program-Specific Requirements

Minimum GPA Requirement for a BBA in Accounting

A cumulative (SHSU and transfer) minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for students to graduate with a BBA in Accounting.

Minimum Grades in Accounting Courses

Accounting majors must make a minimum grade of "C" or better in all accounting (ACCT) courses taken to graduate with a BBA in Accounting.

Major Requirements

Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113011Component Area V3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3ACCT 23023
ACCT 23013BANA 23723
BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213BUAD 23013
ECON 230153ECON 23023
POLS 230563POLS 230663
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 33133ACCT 33143
ACCT 33243ACCT 33473
BANA 33633ACCT 33533
MGIS 33103FINC 33203
MGMT 33103MKTG 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BUAD 33353ACCT 43173
MGMT 33703ACCT 43723
Restricted Electives (Select 3 Courses)79MGMT 43903
 Any 3000-4000 Level ECON Course3
 Electives3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
Restricted Elective Courses
ACCT 4325Emerging Technology in Accounting3
ACCT 4336Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting3
ACCT 4360Oil And Gas Accounting3
ACCT 4363Fraud Examination3
BUAD 3355Business Law3
FINC 3330Financial Spreadsheet Modeling3

The BBA in Accounting is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Measurement Analysis and InterpretationOur graduates will identify and apply appropriate, reliable, and verifiable measurements to analyze data for a given purpose and intended use.
  • Reporting:Our graduates will identify the appropriate content and communicate clearly and objectively to the intended audience, the work performed and the results as governed by professional standards, required by law or dictated by the business environment.
  • Research: Our graduates will identify, access and apply relevant professional frameworks, standards, and guidance, as well as other information for analysis and to make informed decisions.
  • Risk Assessment, Analysis and Management: Our graduates will assess, analyze and manage risk using appropriate frameworks, professional judgment and skepticism for effective business management.
  • Systems and Process Management: Our graduates will identify the appropriate businesses processes and system(s) and the related framework and controls to assist in the design and use of systems for efficient and effective operations.
  • Technology and Tools: Our graduates will identify and utilize relevant technology and tools to analyze data, efficiently and effectively perform assigned tasks as well as support other competencies.