BBA - Accounting

Program Requirements 

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements for all BBA programs set by the W. Frank Barton School of Business, candidates for the BBA in accounting must satisfy the following requirements of the curricular major:

All majors must contain at least 12 unduplicated credit hours. All minors must contain at least 3 unduplicated credit hours.

Course Title Hours
General Education
Select courses to meet General Education requirements 134-35
College Requirements 2
Bachelor of Business Administration Core Requirements27
Advanced Standing Requirements23-25
Accounting Major
ACCT 310Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 360Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 410Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 420Cost Accounting3
ACCT 430Introduction to Federal Income Tax3
ACCT 580Data Analytics for Accountants3
ACCT 610Advanced Financial Accounting3
ACCT 630Taxation of Business Entities3
ACCT 640Principles of Auditing3
College Requirement for Accounting Majors
ENGL 210Composition: Business, Professional and Technical Writing3
Open Electives
Select enough electives to reach 120 credit hours3-6
Total Credit Hours120

Credit hours in ACCT 481 cannot be included in the accounting major.

To contact the Kansas Board of Accountancy for questions relative to the CPA Exam requirements in the State of Kansas visit the Kansas Board of Accountancy website3.


Required major courses may also count towards General Education requirements. Students will need to select additional electives to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation with assistance from an advisor.


See the Bachelor of Business Administration page of the catalog for a full explanation of these college requirements.


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Applied Learning

Students in the BBA in accounting program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by taking ACCT 610 Advanced Financial Accounting.

As part of this course, students are required to complete a semester-long nonprofit project using Premium Access Tools, Data, Analyses and Tax Returns from This Premium Access, provided free to students, normally costs $1,500 annually per person.