Business Accounting Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Accounting is designed for adult learners interested in becoming accountants and auditors. Students interested in becoming certified public accountants can seamlessly integrate the BSBA in Accounting program into the CPA & Master’s Track.

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in Accounting

The BSBA program ensures college-level competence of the principles of finance, business and the arts and sciences. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Auditing
  • Analyzing earnings performance

BSBA in Accounting Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. Mathematics 6
F. General Education Electives 14-17
II. Professional Business Requirements 36
  • Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Macroeconomics
(3)
  • Microeconomics
(3)
  • Business/Managerial Communications
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
III. Area of Study: Accounting 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II
6
  • Recommended Subjects
    • Federal Income Taxation I
    • Federal Income Taxation II OR Tax Accounting II
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Analysis of Financial Statements
    • Auditing
    • Cost Accounting
    • Fund, Government OR Public Accounting
12
IV. Electives 6
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSBA Degree in Accounting and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)

  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Students considering preparation for CPA should contact their specific state Board of Accountancy for specific details concerning the requirements to sit for the exam and other requirements related to the exam.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of guided study, Online or Exam or Prior Learning Assessment courses.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.