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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.B.A.


B.B.A. Degree


All requirements for majors in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law are outlined below. Among the requirements are Core Curriculum  courses, Business Core courses, major courses and electives.

Accounting Major


All requirements for accounting majors in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law are outlined below. Among these requirements are a set of Required Courses, Business Core Courses and 30 semester hours of Major Courses.

The major prepares students to enter the fields of public, industrial, service, governmental and nonprofit or tax accounting. It also provides an appropriate preparation for students who wish to pursue graduate work in accounting or other areas of business.

The Virginia Board of Accountancy requires candidates taking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Virginia to have a baccalaureate degree, 120 total semester hours of credits, 30 semester hours of accounting, and 24 semester hours of business in order to sit for the CPA exam. The requirements for other states may vary.

Core Curriculum Courses (43-45 credits)


(Includes 12 hours of pre-business  required courses. See Core Curriculum  courses.)

Electives (12-14 credits)


Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


Graduation Requirements


Students must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.B.A. degree. In addition, students must have at least an overall 2.0 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined all prebusiness and business core courses and the 18 to 30 hours prescribed for the major by the department. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG. Students earning a business minor must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses comprising the minor. Courses in a minor are defined under each category. At least 50 percent of the business courses required for a minor must be taken at Radford University.