2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Accountancy Program (B.S.B.A./M.Acc.)


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The Professional Accountancy Program offers seamless integration of coursework within our B.S.B.A. and M.Acc. degree programs to prepare students for professional accountancy careers. Students are notified of their conditional acceptance along with their financial aid package for the program by November 15 of their senior year. This declaration will be used to alert the Brock School of Business Academic Programs Office and the Registrar’s Office that this student will matriculate into the Professional Accountancy Program. Candidates of this degree program will earn both the B.S.B.A. in accounting and the master of accountancy degree assuming continued successful enrollment.

Students must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA for program admission, including a 2.75 GPA in all prior undergraduate ACCT courses.

Important Note: Students are required to earn a B or higher in ACCT 410 (Income Tax II). Otherwise, this course will be taken as ACCT 510 .

Required Courses


General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


Click here to view the General Education - University Core Curriculum requirements. 

General Education - Distribution Areas: 26-27 Credits


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  • Natural and Computational Sciences: COSC 107 (4)
  • Social Science: ECON 201 (4)
  • Mathematics: MATH 150 (0-4)
  • Languages (0-8) (Proficiency through 102 or higher)
  • Fine Arts: SOA 200 (3)
  • Humanities (4)
  • General Electives (0-11)

Professional Accountancy Program: 102 Credits


Pre-Business Curriculum: 19 Credits*


Complete all of the following:

  • ACCT 211 - Accounting Concepts I (3)
  • ACCT 212 - Accounting Concepts II (3)
  • BUSA 100 - World of Business (3)
  • BUSA 200 - Business Communications (3)
  • DATA 200 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Applications (3)
  • DATA 201 - Introduction to Data Analytics (3)
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Business Core: 31 Credits


Complete all of the following:

  • BUSA 222 - Personal Finance (3)
  • BUSA 252 - Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • BUSA 471 - Professional Development Seminar (1)
  • DATA 301 - Intermediate Data Analytics (3)
  • DATA 401 - Advanced Data Analytics (3)
  • FINC 321 - Financial Management (3)
  • MNGT 303 - Principles of Management (3)
  • MNGT 342 - Operations Management (3)
  • MNGT 400 - Managerial Values (3)
  • MNGT 481 - Business Strategy (3)
  • MARK 311 - Principles of Marketing (3)

Professional Accountancy Track - Undergraduate: 24 Credits


Complete all of the following:

  • ACCT 310 - Income Tax I (3)
  • ACCT 311 - Financial Accounting and Reporting I (3)
  • ACCT 312 - Financial Accounting and Reporting II (3)
  • ACCT 313 - Cost Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 410 - Income Tax II (3)
  • ACCT 420 - Auditing I (3)
  • ACCT 470 - Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • BUSA 454 - Business Law (3)

Total Required Credits: 150-151


*Pre-Business curriculum includes ECON 201 from above.
**Must meet prerequisite of course selected.

NOTE: See the 2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions of undergraduate business courses.

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