BBA Accounting Concentration

BBA Accounting Concentration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration prepares students for professions in all functional areas of accounting.


Why Accounting?

Accounting is the language by which businesses report to stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position and changes in cash and equities. Accountants do this by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events.

Students who choose the BBA program’s accounting concentration can expect a comprehensive and challenging program. Here, they can learn from and compete with the best and build strength of character that matters in the classroom, workplace and throughout life.

Accounting Curriculum

This concentration plan is based on core competencies identified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is designed to prepare you to enter the field of professional accounting. The BBA in Accounting is a 120-hour program and is intended to develop the decision making and skills needed to enter the accounting profession.

The courses listed below are a sample of those found within the accounting concentration.

  • ACCT 3311: Intermediate ACCT I
  • ACCT 3312: Intermediate ACCT II
  • ACCT 3313: Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 3315: Federal Income Tax I
  • ACCT 4314: Auditing

Sitting for the CPA Exam

To qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires a degree and at least 150 semester hours, including:

  1. 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses
  2. 24 hours of approved upper division business courses
  3. an approved 3-hour course in ethics
  4. a minimum of 2 semester hours each in both business communications and business or tax research

Upon completion of the BBA in Accounting (120 hours), many students enroll in the 30-hour Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program in order to fulfill the 150 hours required by TSBPA to sit for the CPA exam.

UIW undergraduate accounting students with at least a B average in their accounting courses automatically have a reserved spot in the MSA program. Both the BBA and MSA are designed to be completed in five years, providing accounting students with the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Learn more about the MSA program.


Careers in Accounting

Professionals with a BBA in Accounting from UIW have a variety of career paths from which to choose, from auditing to management to working as a CPA . Using the skills and theoretical framework learned from the HEBSBA BBA program, graduates are prepared with the tools necessary to become skilled accounting professionals.

Accounting News

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Admissions Criteria

Find out more about requirements, standards and processes to begin your journey as a student in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements


Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Learn more about accreditation.