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BBA in Accounting

Considered the language of business, an Accounting education prepares students for a career of endless opportunity.

You will develop technical competence in financial accounting and reporting, managerial cost accounting, income taxation, accounting information systems, and auditing and assurance services. You will also build accounting and business software skills and develop an understanding of ethical issues and practices in the accounting profession.

The College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program allows junior and senior level students the opportunity to work as tax accountants for members of the surrounding community. Clayton State’s VITA program is the longest running at any university or college in Georgia.

The full Accounting program consists of 120 credit hours. In addition to general education courses, the following courses comprise the core curriculum:

Core Curriculum + General Education courses (42 credit hours) Credits
Total Program Credit Hours 120

Lower Division Core for the Major (6 courses)

ACCT 2101: Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2102: Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BLAW 2106: Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSA 1105: Introduction to Business 3
CPTG 2201: Advanced Computer Applications 3
ECON 2105: Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2106: Principles of Microeconomics 3

Upper Division Core Requirements (7 Courses)

BUSA 3101: Business Statistics 3
FINA 3101: Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 3101: Mgmt. Principles & Org. Behavior 3
MGMT 3120: Managerial Communication 3
MKTG 3101: Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 3420: Global Business 3
SCML 3102: Operations & Supply Chain Management 3

Required Accounting Major Courses (8 courses)

ACCT 3110: Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 3250: Taxation of the Individual 3
ACCT 3361: Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT 3362: Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 3363: Intermediate Financial Accounting III 3
ACCT 4330: Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 4480: Auditing and Assurance Services 3
ACCT 4850: Accounting Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1
ACCT 4851: Accounting Internship/Cooperative Educ. 2
or ACCT 4852: Acct. Internship/Coop. Educ. 3
or ACCT 4853: Acct. Internship/Coop. Educ. 3

Accounting Major Elective: (1 Course)

ACCT Elective 3

Business Elective: (1 Course)

Business Elective 3

Major Capstone Course (1 Course)

MGMT 4750 3

Non-Business Electives (2 Courses)

Non-Business Electives 6
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Application Deadlines

Students are accepted into the program three times a year in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.


July 15


November 15


April 15

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The College has been recognized for preparing the next-generation of leaders in today’s economy, including being named among the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business by U.S. News and World Report.

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Consistently recognized for affordability, we strive to provide graduate and undergraduate programs that combine quality and value. SR Education Group ranked the College no. 2 for the Most Affordable Colleges for Bachelor’s degree in Business.