Accounting - B.B.A.

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Degree & Major: Accounting - B.B.A.
College Name: Terry College of Business
Department Name: J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Contact:
Jessica Ammons
Academic Advisor II, BBA
jfammons@uga.edu
(706) 542-3629

Hannah Smith
Academic Advisor I, BBA
hsmith8@uga.edu
(706) 542-3597

Christie L. Tarpley
Program Coordinator, MAcc
ctarpley@uga.edu
(706) 542-3600
   
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

 
Description: The major in Accounting is designed to give the student an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. All Accounting majors must take 24 hours of required courses.
 
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Career Opportunities: Students in this major are prepared for accounting careers in private, public or governmental organizations.

Accounting education also provides an excellent background for non-business professions such as law, and is a sound basis for advancement to top-level management positions.
Expectations
of Transfer Students:
Students should expect to commit to a minimum of four semesters to complete the required courses when they begin the major-level accounting courses.

Students are expected to have completed the equivalent of ACCT 2101, Accounting Principles I, within one year before enrolling in ACCT 5000, Intermediate Accounting I; longer intervals may require a review or "audit" of the Accounting Principles material.

Students are encouraged to participate in Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary accounting fraternity, and NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants.

All Accounting majors will prepare for their job search with information provided in ACCT 5710 and ACCT 5720. Recruiting activities are highlighted with an Accounting Career Fair held fall semester.
Special Requirements: Any individual wishing to work in public accounting will be required to take the Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam). More information can be found here: https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/.
Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded at the annual Spring Accounting Banquet. These awards are sponsored by various public accounting firms, industry, and organizations that support accounting education.
Internships: Internships are an integral part of the program; however, they are not required and are not guaranteed to a student.
Student Organizations: Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary accounting fraternity: http://www.uga.edu/bap/

NABA is the National Association of Black Accountants: https://www.facebook.com/naba.uga
Available Graduate Programs: Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Five-Year (BBA/MAcc) Program
JD/MAcc
Double Dawg for non-accounting BBA majors wishing to pursue a MAcc degree
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