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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.

Degree Requirements

The full Accounting program consists of 120 credit hours. View the degree requirements for Accounting in the online academic catalog.


Frequently Asked Questions

Students who major in accounting will develop technical competence and business software skills to identify, record, measure, process and communicate financial information for businesses and corporations. Graduates can enter into a number of careers such as certified public accountants, internal auditors, financial planners, or cost estimators.

We accept incoming students three times a year in the Fall (August), Spring (January), and Summer (May) of each year.

The in-state tuition for the 2018-2019 academic school year is $165.20 per credit hour. Students normally register for 15 credit hours (*$3,215) per semester.

Visit the tuition webpage to see the full fee schedule for undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition.

To begin the application process, visit our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Transfer students are welcomed to Clayton State University to continue their studies. Transfer credit can be accepted from college work earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities, provided the courses are comparable to the Clayton State University curriculum. You must have earned a minimum of C or higher level for transfer credit to be accepted.

To begin the application process, visit the Undergraduate Transfer admissions page for more information.

All Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees are 120- credit programs. Undergraduate students generally take about 45 individual courses (including general core courses) during the course of the degree program.

Classes are taught in the classroom on the main campus at Morrow, GA or online.

Internships are required in each business major.

Discover our internship opportunities.

Students are able to study abroad for course credit as part of the curriculum. In the past, students have traveled to destinations including Jamaica, the Czech Republic, and India.

Please visit the study abroad page to learn more.

Advisors can help guide you through a degree plan and ensure you are taking the right courses that meet your goals and keep you on track toward graduation. Advisors for the College of Business are located in the Natural and Behavioral Science (NBS) Building, Room 143.

Find out more about our advising program.


Tuition

Visit the tuition webpage to see the full fee schedule for undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition.


Application Deadlines

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

Fall

July 15

Spring

November 15

Summer

April 15

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Among the only five percent of business schools in the world with AACSB accreditation, we are internationally-recognized for providing excellence in business education.

Academic Excellence

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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.

Educational Value

Educational Value

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.