The B.B.A. program in accounting provides students with a high-quality liberal arts based educational foundation which will enable employment in a variety of fields including financial or management accounting in industry, government accounting, and/or public accounting positions in local, regional, or national organizations. A foundation is also provided which will enable students to continue studies at the masters level. More information is available on-line using the tabs below. A printable program map is also available for download.
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The program is comprised of eight upper-level accounting courses totaling 22 hours and a three-hour capstone course in strategic management which is required of all B.B.A. programs. The accounting courses provide a general foundation in financial accounting, management accounting, personal income taxation, accounting information systems, and auditing. The required courses may be supplemented with electives in areas such as advanced accounting (consolidated statements and not-for-profit accounting), corporate taxation, financial statement analysis, and fraud examination. An internship course is also available to those students who secure a qualifying internship.
Method of Delivery
Partially online: Courses below the 3000 level are available online.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I). The accounting program is one of only five institutions in the state of Georgia to have accounting accreditation from the AACSB.
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 120
This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.
Choose either ACCT 3214 OR ACCT 4233
Choose one (1) International Selective: FINC 4521, ECON 4450, MGNT 4625, MKTG 4866
MKTG-3803 - Principles of Marketing
Study of marketing policies and practices in the flow of goods and services to the customer/consumer.
Choose either ACCT 3214 OR ACCT 4233
MGNT-4660 - Strategic Management
An integrative approach to the study of the total enterprise from the executive management's point of view--the environment in which it operates, the direction management intends to head, management's strategic plan and the task of implementing and executing the chosen strategy. Must be taken no earlier than one semester before graduation and provided completion of Core Area F business courses and MGNT 3600, MKTG 3803, FINC 3511 and ECON 3402. Must have senior standing.
ACCT-4265 - Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
An examination of the tripartite or triple bottom line reporting framework that highlights the economic, environmental, and social performance of an organization. Emphasis is placed on how sustainability creates shareholder value and on how sustainable performance helps investors, creditors, and other users distinguish between companies operating efficiently and those which are not.
Guidelines for Admittance
Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: Freshman; Adult Learners; Transfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; Auditor; Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking
Undergraduate Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15
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Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.
Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.
Accounting-Specific Learning Goals and Objectives
LG4 Understand the principles and practices common to the major forms of accounting.
- LO4.1 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of product costs.
- LO4.2 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of operational and financial budgets.
- LO4.3 Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the balance sheet accounts and statement of cash flows.
- LO4.4 Students will be able to compute AGI, taxable income, and tax on taxable income.
- LO4.5 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of an audit plan and an audit report.
- LO4.6 Students will demonstrate knowledge of audit procedures.
- LO4.7 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basics of internal control.
- LO4.8 Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the revenue and expenditure cycles.
BBA Learning Goals and Objectives
To accomplish this mission, the faculty members are committed to educate students, who, upon graduation, will:
- LG1 Communicate effectively
- LO1.1 Students will produce professional quality business documents.
- LO1.2 Students will make a professional presentation.
- LG2 Apply basic quantitative skills to business problems.
- LO2.1 Students will construct and interpret tabular and graphical methods of presenting qualitative and quantitative data.
- LO2.2 Students will use spreadsheet software to evaluate and use the results of regression models.
- LO2.3 Students will solve and interpret quantitative business models using spreadsheet software.
- LG3 Use information technology to solve business problems.
- LO3.1 Students will effectively use a word processing program.
- LO3.2 Students will effectively use a spreadsheet program.
- LO3.3 Students will effectively use a presentation program.
- LG4 Possess a basic knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, the legal environment of business, management, and marketing.
- LO4.1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of accounting, economics, finance, the legal environment of business, management, and marketing.
- LG5 Understand how ethical decision-making and globalization affect organizations.
- LO5.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze issues and situations having ethical implications for business.
- LO5.2 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of international economic and business concepts.
- LG6 Utilize general and management-specific knowledge and skills in the analysis of business and economic problems.
- LO6.1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of relevant costs for decision making.
- LO6.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze the current situation of an organization and to develop a plan to ensure organizational viability.