Accounting, B.B.A.

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The Accounting major is designed for the person who is analytical and seeks a career that can branch into almost any area of business. The two areas (Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting) of emphasis in this major lead graduates toward the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, respectively. A Finance minor option is available to students who would like to further develop their analytical and critical thinking, broadening their opportunities in financial investment, planning and management areas. Students can also fast-track their academic goals towards achieving a master degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis (MAFA) through the Accelerated Degree Program (ADP).

A CPA seeks a career in public accounting with careers available in auditing, consulting, or tax preparation. In the State of Oklahoma, prospective CPAs must have 150 hours of academic credit prior to sitting for the examination.

A CMA seeks a career in the corporate sector providing services related to company operations, including development of financial statements, analysis of costs and operations. An increasing proportion of time is spent on evaluation and analysis of financial information.

A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy. To earn the CPA license, applicants are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience. The two most important aspects of becoming a CPA are passing the Uniform CPA Exam and meeting licensing requirements in the state where you want to practice. Additional fees apply for both testing and licensure. Students are encouraged to talk with their faculty advisor about the steps to become a certified public accountant.

For more information about degree requirements, visit the NSU catalog.

Accounting Core

  • ACCT 3003 Income Tax Accounting - 3 hours
  • ACCT 3203 Cost Accounting - 3 hours
  • ACCT 3303 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 hours
  • ACCT 3313 Accounting Information Systems - 3 hours
  • ACCT 3403 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 hours

Areas of Emphasis

Public Accounting

  • ACCT 4503 Auditing - 3 hours
  • ACCT Electives - 6 hours

Managerial Accounting

  • ACCT 4203 Cost Accounting II - 3 hours
  • ACCT Electives - 6 hours

Total Major Credits: 24 hours

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Degree Available At

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow

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