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BBA in Accounting

Program Description

Accounting is often described as the language of business. The function of accounting is to measure a company’s economic activities and communicate the results of those activities to decision makers such as:

  • Investors
  • Creditors
  • Managers

Students who major in accounting are immediately employable at:

  • Corporations
  • Banks
  • Government agencies
  • Small businesses

Other careers in accounting require specialized state licenses that students obtain after completing a graduate degree or additional graduate courses.

Degree Requirements

An undergraduate accounting student at the John T. Steed School of Accounting graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students wishing to major in accounting must first be accepted to OU and the Price College of Business. 
BBA Degree Requirements

For information on Price College of Business degree candidacy, see this page.    

Accounting Minor

A minor in accounting is available for students majoring in other disciplines.  
Minor Requirements

Financial Assistance

Many scholarship opportunities are available for accounting students. Current students can apply through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH). 

Incoming freshmen can apply for the John T. Steed Memorial Scholarship or Jack M. and Carole Kinnebrew Academic Scholarship, which are awarded to exceptionally talented individuals with a strong commitment to major in accounting at OU. 

Freshmen awards are renewable each year conditional on continued outstanding performance as an accounting major. Consideration for these scholarships is made by completing the University of Oklahoma Application for Admission.

Postgraduate Education

Students can also choose to pursue a graduate degree in accounting. Information on the Master of Accountancy program at OU is available here