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Fort Hays State University
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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting

An accounting degree prepares you for a variety of high-demand careers in both the public and private sectors of the economy in accounting-related fields including governmental, financial, auditing, cost, tax, and systems.

After successful completion of the program, students will possess the abilities required by entry-level accountants, be able to clearly communicate accounting problems and solutions, and be exposed to computer applications as they relate to the accounting functions.

(B.B.A. Degree with a Major in Accounting, On-Campus Program Requirements in printable, PDF format)

(B.B.A. Degree with a Major in Accounting, Online Program Requirements in printable, PDF format)

Course Offerings Schedule - check when classes are scheduled for on-campus and online delivery

Program Summary

General Education - 55 credit hours
Business Core - 27 credit hours
Accounting Major - 30 credit hours
Directed Elective Courses - 9 credit hours
Elective Course - 3 credit hours

The Top Ten

Students planning to enroll in upper-division business core courses (those numbered 300 and above) must satisfy the following requirements: (1) achieve junior standing by completing a minimum of 60 semester hours; and (2) complete the following ten specific courses with a GPA of at least a 2.25: ACCT 203, ACCT 204, ECON 201, ECON 202, COMM 100, ENG 101, ENG 102, INF 101, MATH 110, and MATH 250.

Students who have close to 60 hours and have enrolled in the required lower-division (100-200 level) courses may enroll in introductory upper-division courses to complete a full schedule. Advisors may petition, on behalf of a particular student, the RCOBE’s BBA Continuous Improvement Committee for special permission to enroll in upper-division courses.

Business Core - 27 Credit Hours

ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I 
ACCT 204 Principles of Accounting II 
BCOM 301 Business Communication
FIN 305 Managerial Finance 
GBUS 204 Business Law I 
MGT 301 Management Principles 
MGT 602 Production & Operations Management
MGT 650 Business Policy
MKT 301 Marketing Principles

Accounting Major - 30 Credit Hours

Accounting Core - 18 Credit Hours

ACCT 303 Cost Accounting
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 360 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 402 Income Tax Procedure
ACCT 412 Auditing

Accounting Electives - 12 Credit Hours - Choose 4 classes from the following

ACCT 310 Fraud Examination
ACCT 315 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 406 Governmental & Institutional Accounting
ACCT 409 Ethics for Accountants
ACCT 466 Apprenticeship
ACCT 601 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 608 CPA Problems
ACCT 610 Advanced Tax Procedure
ACCT 612 Advanced Auditing

Directed Electives - 9 Credit Hours - Choose 3 classes from the following list (additional courses will require advisor and departmental approval)

FIN 311 Fundamentals of Investments
FIN 405 Intermediate Finance
FIN 450 Personal Financial Planning 
FIN 631 Risk Management
FIN 641 Financial Markets and Institutions
ECON 601 Quantitative Methods
ECON 640 Money and Banking
ECON 651 Managerial Economics
GBUS 403 Commercial Law
GBUS 404 Business Organizations and Government Regulations
Or another ACCT class


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