A Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting prepares students for a variety of exciting careers in accounting, market analysis, and business strategy, among others. Public Accounting firms such as KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, along with numerous firms and governmental agencies, aggressively recruit our accounting students. Students are encouraged to complete course work required for professional certification, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).
Candidates writing the CPA exam in Oregon (and most other states) must have earned 150 semester credit hours. Thirty additional semester hours (beyond the 120 required for the accounting major) will allow the student to meet the minimum requirements. It is strongly recommended that all accounting students choose among the following options:
The B.B.A./M.B.A. with a major in accounting;
A double major, for example, accounting and finance;
A major in accounting with one or more minors which enhance the student's skill set or match the student's interests, such as economics, psychology, fine arts, or foreign language.
Among the many opportunities available to accounting majors on campus, the UP Accounting Association (UPAA) is one of the most active student-run business clubs and open to all students with an interest in accounting. Our accounting faculty includes discipline leader Ellen Lippman, whose research on the accounting practices of the Holocaust has won international recognition. See all business faculty by academic discipline.
Accounting General CurriculumUniversity Core Requirements – 39 hours The University Core Curriculum emphasizes a diverse set of disciplines in order to prompt students to engage with fundamental questions of existence in a cross-disciplinary way, rather than holding that one particular discipline has all the answers. Each of our core courses embeds certain Core Skills, such as writing and analytical and logical reasoning. In developing these skills students acquire the tools they will need to contribute to and flourish in an increasingly complex world.
School of Business - College Requirements – 51-57 hours In conjunction with the University core requirements, all business students are required to take 51-57 courses that make up the Pamplin School of Business College requirements, business foundation, and Professional development program.
See the courses that make up the college requirements.
Accounting, B.B.A. Major Requirements – 30 hours
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Accounting Information Systems
Advanced Accounting I
Advanced Business Law
Advanced Accounting II
To view Undergraduate Business Course Descriptions, click here.
Students have the option of pursuing a five-year program to earn their accounting BBA/MBA. Specific classes are required and entry into the graduate program begins immediately upon completion of the undergraduate program. The program fulfills the 150 credit hours needed to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Oregon and most other states. Program graduates earn both an undergraduate and a graduate business degree.