2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog
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Alan Blankley, Chair, Professor
Cynthia F. Lohrke, Professor
James P. Reburn, Professor
William H. Belski, Associate Professor
Brandi L. Holley, Assistant Professor
Michelle R. Newberry, Assistant Professor
Cameron C. Pearce, Instructor
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
Accounting Major (B.S.B.A.)
The acounting major allows for optional concentrations in:
Data Analytics , Professional Sales , Risk Management and Insurance ,
Social Entrepreneurship , and/or Sports Marketing
Accelerated Bachelor-to-Graduate Pathway Program
Fast-Track Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting (aka Professional Accountancy )
The Department of Accounting offers a major in accounting that leads to the bachelor of science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) degree. In addition, students can earn a concentration in data analytics, professional sales, risk management and insurance, social entrepreneurship, and/or sports marketing. The department also offers coursework leading to the master of accountancy (M.Acc.) degree.
Additionally, the department also offers a minor in accounting. However, it’s not available for School of Business majors.
The department also offers a special joint degree, leading to a B.S.B.A. in accounting initially, but ultimately to a master of accountancy. This program is only available to students enrolled as undergraduates pursuing a B.S.B.A. in accounting at Samford and is designed to allow students to earn both a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting and master of accountancy degree upon completion of 152-153 credits.
B.S.B.A. in Accounting: Graduates will be prepared to pursue a professional career as a CPA, CMA, CIA, auditor, tax accountant, or other positions requiring accounting credentials.
B.S.B.A. in Accounting/Master of Accountancy: Graduates will be prepared to pursue a professional career as a CPA, CMA, CIA, auditor, tax accountant, or other positions requiring a graduate degree and/or professional certification. Graduates of this program will have met the requirements necessary to sit for the CPA exam in Alabama.
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