B.B.A. in Accounting
The Mike Cottrell College of Business bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in accounting opens doors to a variety of career paths for the financial professional. Accounting majors are given a strong foundation to build careers individually suited to their professional goals and skills. Whether a student is considering becoming a CPA, a financial planner, auditor or even an entrepreneur, a business accounting degree can be a basis for success.
Bachelor's degree seeking students may declare a Business major at any point, but must successfully complete an online advising module related to their business major and meet admission requirements prior to enrolling in any advanced 3000/4000 level course.
What can you do with a career in Accounting?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in accounting will grow by 13.1% between 2012 and 2022 with an additional 166,700 positions in accounting and auditing that will need to be filled during that time period.
Students considering the field of accounting have a variety of evolving fields to consider:
- Financial statement auditing
- Income tax planning and preparation
- Compilation of financial statements
- Financial management
- Financial planning
- Environmental financial analysis
- Federal law enforcement
- Forensic accounting
- Ecommerce or retail accounting
Students may also choose to pursue their Certified Public Accountant certification. If so, students must complete at least 150 semester hours of college credit and complete a bachelor’s or higher degree.
The Mike Cottrell College of Business partners with a number of regional accounting firms to offer internships to students seeking careers in accounting. For more information on internships, please contact the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Beta Alpha Psi is the international honorary and service organization for accounting and finance students. Beta Alpha Psi provides (a) opportunities for developing technical and professional skills to complement the business curriculum within the Mike Cottrell College of Business, (b) participation in University community and regional community service, and (c) extensive interaction among students, faculty, and financial information professionals.
Members must attain and maintain a cumulative major and overall GPA of at least 3.0 and engage regularly in professional development and community service activities. Beta Alpha Psi events are open to all students.
Participation in Beta Alpha Psi events allow students to earn the meritorious Certificate of Professional Development in the Mike Cottrell College of Business even if they do not meet the GPA requirements for full Beta Alpha Psi membership.
For more information on the University of North Georgia Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, contact faculty advisor Ms. Martha Merritt.