BBA - Accounting
Coles College of Business
School of Accountancy
Accounting provides the tools to measure, interpret and communicate economic information for decision-making. In every economic condition, accountants are in demand and well compensated. Businesses and other organizations always need individuals who can focus on the details and provide a clear and honest analysis of complex data. Today's accountant is a critical member of the organization, using business expertise, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as accounting skills to improve decision making throughout the organization. As an accounting profesional, you are likely to begin your career in a large accounting firm. As you gain experience, you will have many career paths open to you. You might rise within a large firm, become the go-to person within a smaller company or nonprofit organization, or start your own.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Accounting degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)
If you can start with Calculus or have AP Math credits, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.
Accounting majors must earn a grade of ‘B’ or higher in ACCT 2100 to proceed to upper-division Accounting courses.
Year 1 (Hours: 30)
- Complete ACCT 2200 with a grade of ‘B’ or higher. Accounting Majors must earn a grade of ‘B’ or higher in ACCT 2100 and ACCT 2200 to proceed to upper-division ACCT courses. These two courses are also included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a ‘B’ average (3.00) or higher.
- Complete ECON 2200, ECON 2300, and IS 2200. These courses are included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a ‘B’ average (3.00) or higher.
- Complete BUSA 2150 with a grade of ‘S’. This course is required for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
- Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to do to be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program at the end of the Spring term.
- Complete BLAW 2200. This course is included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a ‘B’ average (3.00) or higher.
- Register online with KSU Career Services. This is a requirement for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
- Once your grades are final for the semester (assuming you meet all the requirements for the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program), submit your application form to the Business Undergraduate Advising Center (BB 431). Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor if you have any questions about the Coles admission requirements – There is a non-refundable application fee.
Year 2 (Hours: 30)
Complete ACCT 3100 and ACCT 3200.
Complete BUSA 3150 with a grade of ‘S.' This course is part of the Hughes Leadership & Career Program, which is a requirement for graduation.
Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to take in order to be ready to petition to graduate at the end of the Spring term.
Complete ACCT 3300 and ACCT 4050.
Student should start planning for an Accounting internship, especially if they want to earn academic credit for it.
Year 3 (Hours: 30)
- At the beginning of this term, submit your Petition to Graduate to the Registrar’s Office using their online process.
- During this term, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss the results of your Petition to Graduate and your planned schedule for your last term.
- Complete ACCT 4150 and *at least* one more 4000-level ACCT course.
- Complete BUSA 4150 with a grade of “S”. This course is part of the Hughes Leadership & Career Program, which is a requirement for graduation.
Year 4 (Hours: 33)
Program Total: 123 Hours
Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.
Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.
This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also
see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and
there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.
You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.