B.B.A. Professional Accounting
The CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license adds a great deal of value to a standard accounting degree. According to Department of Labor statistics, a CPA earns on average 10-15% more than an unlicensed accountant per year. To sit for the CPA exam in the state of Texas, candidates must have at least 150 hours of college credit (undergraduate or graduate work) that include 30 hours of upper-division accounting, 24 hours of related business classes, 2 research components, and a business communication course. The program adds enough credits to the current Accounting emphasis for a student to be able to sit for the exam upon graduation.
General Education Requirements for all Bachelor's degrees
Business Core Courses
Required of all BBA students.
*BUAD 202 is required of all Freshman BBA majors. Junior level transfer students may substitute a business elective for this class with approval from their advisor. Southwestern students who are changing from another major to a BBA are also required to take BUAD 202 unless their advisor recommends an alternative.
Required Business Electives (BUAD, IBUS, FNCE, ECON, MKTG)
Total Credits: 24
Consult with academic advisor.
The General Education speech requirement is satisfied through BUAD 317 which is completed in the degree section of this major.