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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  • Overview

    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.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Partially online: Courses below the 3000 level are available online.

    Accreditation

    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

  • Cost

    This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).

    Save money

    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.

    Details

    • 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 courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with less fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • 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 for more information.

  • Courses

    Coursework

    Choose either ACCT 3214 OR ACCT 4233

    Choose one (1) International Selective:  FINC 4521, ECON 4450, MGNT 4625, MKTG 4866 

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    • ABED-3100 - Business Communication

      A study of written and oral business communication to develop process and theory skills including writing, speaking, listening, business meetings, teamwork, presentations, and cross-cultural communication. Students write standard business letters and deliver oral and written presentations and reports. Management concepts of business ethics and problem analysis are integrated with communication process and theory.

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    • BUSA-2106 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

      An introduction to the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of business, considering the interrelationship and impact of political, social, cultural, environmental, technological, international, and diversity issues. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • CISM-2201 - Foundations of Computer Applications

      An introduction to management information systems that focuses on emerging technologies and examines how programs such as Microsoft Office can be used in making business decisions. There is a heavy emphasis on Excel as students format and modify worksheets, use advanced formulas, and create charts and pivot tables. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • CISM-3330 - Management of Information Systems

      This course introduces students to the study of organizations as systems supported by information processing. Students will be able to distinguish needs for information at different levels in organizations. They will be able to evaluate information system decisions. They will analyze business information problems using formal methods.

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    • ECON-2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

      A study of the economy as a whole including production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, public policy, and international economics. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • ECON-2106 - Principles of Microeconomics

      A study of the individual elements of an economy, including demand, supply, price, firms, production, costs, profits, market structures, income determination and international trade. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • ECON-3402 - Statistics for Business I

      Course emphasis is on applications of statistics in business . Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

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    • ECON-3406 - Statistics for Business II

      This course covers basic quantitative tools for use in strategic and business decision making. Topics include decision analysis, linear regression, forecasting, linear programming and waiting line models.

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    • MGNT-3600 - Management

      A study of the basic concepts and processes of management. The course includes the study of legal, social political environment with specific emphasis on the behavioral perspectives in organizations.

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    • MGNT-3615 - Operations Management

      This course is designed to emphasize the strategic importance of operations management to the overall performance of the organization. Students will study the basic principles required to organize and manage both service and manufacturing firms. Topics include issues such as work design, inventory control, supply chains, scheduling, quality control, lean operating systems, and project management.

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    Major Required

    Choose either ACCT 3214 OR ACCT 4233

    • ACCT-3212 - Financial Reporting I

      An in-depth study of the accounting and reporting processes and accounting theory together with current problems in reporting financial position and determining income. Includes study of valuation problems involving current assets; and property, plant, and equipment. AICPA Level I test fee is required.

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    • ACCT-3213 - Financial Reporting II

      A continuation of ACCT 3212 with emphasis on the measurement and reporting of intangibles, liabilities, corporate capital, investments, and cash flows.

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    • ACCT-3214 - Financial Reporting III

      A continuation of ACCT 3213 with emphasis on specific measurement and reporting problems including taxes, pensions, leases, accounting changes, disclosure issues, income recognition issues, partnerships, and foreign currency transactions.

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    • ACCT-3232 - Managerial Accounting

      Cost Accounting principles and techniques applied to job order and process types of industry, planning, and control of the elements of production costs, and preparation of cost reports. Includes an introduction to standard costing concepts and variance analysis. Use of cost information for business policy implementation and cost topics.

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    • ACCT-3251 - Income Tax Accounting for Individuals

      A study of the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to individuals. Updated each offering to incorporate new tax laws, regulations, and rulings in print.

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    • ACCT-3285 - Professional Seminar

      Students attend 14 presentations by: UWG Career Services; international, regional and local public accounting firms; nonprofit and governmental public accounting firms; corporate accountants; professional accounting organizations (IMA, GSCPAs, others); accounting educators; and professional examination review services. A professional resume must be prepared. This seminar is an Accounting BBA degree requirement.

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    • ACCT-4241 - Accounting Information Systems

      A specialized in-depth accounting course which addresses documentation of accounting systems, including flowcharts; evaluation of internal control and the audit trail; impact of computers on internal control; and design of accounting systems.

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    • ACCT-4261 - Auditing

      The course is designed to give the student an understanding of auditing objectives and standards, and a working knowledge of auditing procedures and techniques. Standards, ethics, and legal responsibilities of the public accounting profession, as well as preparation of audit reports are emphasized.

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    • 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.

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    Major Selects

    • ACCT-3214 - Financial Reporting III

      A continuation of ACCT 3213 with emphasis on specific measurement and reporting problems including taxes, pensions, leases, accounting changes, disclosure issues, income recognition issues, partnerships, and foreign currency transactions.

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    • ACCT-3241 - Fraud Examination

      A survey of how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. The increase level of complexity and the heightened awareness of frauds makes the ability to detect and address fraud in businesses a critical skills for accountants, auditors, managers, and investigators. The inter-disciplinary nature of the course makes it appropriate and useful for both accounting and non-accounting majors.

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    • ACCT-4202 - Financial Statement Analysis

      A study of the use of financial statements and managerial reports by managers and investors in decision making for day to day operations and long range planning.

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    • ACCT-4252 - Income Tax Accounting for Organizations

      A study of the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to corporate, partnership, and fiduciary tax. The legal and tax aspects considered in selecting an organization form.

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    • 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.

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  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking

    Application Deadlines

    Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

    Fall Semester - June 1
    Spring Semester - November 15
    Summer Semester - May 15

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    Contact

    Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives

    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.