Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Learn to interpret and apply concepts and techniques to measure business activities and report financial data with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. This 124-credit undergraduate degree provides students with a broad general education and intensive study for professional careers in public accounting, corporate financial management, consulting, government or nonprofit accounting, and tax accounting. Temple's Accounting program helps prepare students to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accounting (CMA). Students can also continue their studies with a Master of Accountancy degree.
Due to rising demand for workers with accounting skill sets, Temple's program prepares graduates to operate on the cutting edge of the ever-changing accounting landscape. Grounded in concepts and theory, the innovative and relevant Accounting Major is designed so that today's accounting students use data analytics in problem solving and decision making.
The Accounting BBA helps you build a solid foundation in accounting knowledge, critical thinking, communication skills, technology skills and an ethical awareness necessary in the field, as well as an understanding of overall business globalization. You'll learn how to connect these skills to real-world applications, preparing you to pursue a career in accounting.
Coursework also explores topics such as
- accounting information systems,
- auditing techniques,
- cost analysis and control,
- data analytics in accounting,
- financial accounting and reporting, and
Graduates of the Accounting BBA program who are interested in continuing their studies may also pursue Temple’s Master of Accountancy.
Your Path to CPA Designation
All students seeking the CPA designation in Pennsylvania must complete 150 hours of college education (undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination), including 36 hours in accounting and auditing, business law, finance or tax subjects acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy. Pennsylvania also conforms to the national standard of one year of public accounting experience—in addition to the successful completion of the CPA Exam—before the granting of a CPA license.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses you may take as part of your studies within the Accounting Major curriculum include
- Cost Accounting,
- Federal Taxes on Income and
- Intermediate Accounting I and II.