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BBA in Accounting

Program Description

Accounting is the examination, organization, management and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures for financial and business transactions. A major in accounting makes you aware of various ways to maintain accurate, up-to-date financial and business practices. Also you will be able to maintain the accurate financial records necessary for corporate success.

We also offer a combined BBA/Master of Accountancy allowing students to potentially attain a masters in five years. This program meets the requirements for the State of Oklahoma Certified Public Accounting [CPA] exam.

Mission for the BBA - Accounting Degree

Mission for the BBA degree with an accounting major is to educate students in the broad concepts and principles governing accounting, auditing and taxation.The program will provide students with sufficient depth in internal and external accounting as well as strong analytical skills to prepare them for entry-level accounting positions in industry and government. It will also provide a background that will serve as the basis for continued graduate study in professions where an accounting background is useful or necessary.

The BBA/Master of Accountancy program allows motivated current OU business undergraduates interested in professional accountancy to begin working on their Masters degree while still completing their undergraduate coursework. The accelerated, integrated program consists of a total of 150 hours, including 33 at graduate level, leading to the awarding of both the BBA and MAcc degrees. Graduates qualify to sit for the CPA exam in most states, including Oklahoma and Texas. Since the integrated program includes undergraduate requirements that are not otherwise part of the BBA plan of study, interested students should consult the BBA/MAcc degree plan no later then the first semester of the third year of their undergraduate program to ensure they are prepared. Application to the program should be made as soon as possible after completing 75 hours toward the BBA degree.

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Matthew Wyss, May 2014 BBA in Accounting graduate, received the 2015 OSCPA CPA Exam SILVER Medal for his performance on the exam. He earned the highest score over windows two and three of the exam. Matthew is an audit associate at PWC in OKC. CONGRATS MATTHEW!

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Congratulations to the accounting students who advanced to the PwC Challenge National Finals Case Competition. Only five out of the 46 universities that competed were selected to advance. The OU team was comprised of Masters students Katie Foster and Travis Klempnauer, and undergraduates Cathryn McKillop and Kaylee Shapiro.