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 consists of the following courses:

Business Core
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
FINC 3320Business Finance3
MGIS 3310Principles of MIS3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3370Operations Management3
MGMT 4390Strategic Management & Policy3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

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
Component Area III4BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, MCOM 1130, or NGLI 110111Component Area III4
ENGL 130123Component Area V3
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
BUAD 2321 or COMS 238213BANA 23723
Component Area IV3BUAD 23013
ECON 23013ECON 230253
POLS 230563POLS 230663
 15 15
Third Year
ACCT 33133ACCT 33143
ACCT 33243ACCT 33473
BANA 33633ACCT 33533
MGIS 33103FINC 33203
MGMT 33103MKTG 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
BUAD 33353ACCT 43173
MGMT 33703ACCT 43723
Prescribed Electives79MGMT 43903
 General Electives6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area IX (Component Area Option).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area I (Communication).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VI (U.S. History).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area II (Mathematics).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).


Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).


Select 3 Prescribed Elective courses from the list below. 

Prescribed Electives 7
ACCT 4325Emerging Technology in Accounting3
ACCT 4336Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting3
ACCT 4360Oil And Gas Accounting3
ACCT 4363Fraud Examination3
BUAD 3355Business Law3
FINC 3330Financial Spreadsheet Modeling3


Students must earn a 2.5 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

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 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.