Concentration in Accounting

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


The Business Administration program with a concentration in Accounting is one of several types of business degrees offered at Midway College and is designed to prepare learners for leadership positions in the fast-growing and challenging field of accounting. Robert Half, a leading employment placement firm, estimates an 18% to 26% increase in accounting jobs during the next few years, and clearly the profession has grown into being much more than just “numbers crunching.” Accounting professionals perform vital functions for their clients or organizations by offering an increasingly wide array of services.

The Accounting concentration meets the course requirements to sit for the CPA and CMA exams. Kentucky, along with most other states, requires candidates who sit for the CPA exam to have completed 150 hours of coursework, including a baccalaureate degree. Learners interested in sitting for the exam may complete additional hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework at Midway College or another institution.

This concentration exposes students to four significant areas of accounting, including:
• Auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and other standards related to attest engagements, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.
• Knowledge of general business environment and business concepts that professionals need to know to understand the underlying business reasons for, and accounting implications of, business transactions, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.
• Generally accepted accounting training and principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.
• Knowledge of federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

If a currently enrolled Midway Student has not completed the B.A. curriculum, he or she will need the permission of his or her Business Division academic advisor to enroll in accounting courses for CPA concentration.

When a student enrolls just for the concentration series of courses with the intention of completing a certificate, he or she must have successfully completed BA 210: Principles of Accounting I and BA 215: Principles in Accounting II or equivalent before starting in the concentration courses.

Available through: WCSCDON

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 37
Business Administration Major Requirements* 48
Principles of Accounting I (BA 210) 3
Principles of Accounting II (BA 215) 3
Principles of Microeconomics (BA 217) 3
Principles of Macroeconomics (BA 220) 3
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (BA 305) 3
Business and Organizational Communication (BA 313) 3
Business Research Methods (BA 319) 3
Principles of Marketing (BA 320) 3
Managerial Finance (BA 321) 3
Business Plan Development (BA 325) 3
Principles of Management (BA 330) 3
Strategic Planning (BA 411) 3
Project Management (BA 415) 3
Human Resource Management (BA 440) 3
Business Capstone (BA 490) 3
Application Software (CS 235) 3
Accounting Concentration Requirements* 18
Intermediate Accounting I (BA 370) 3
Intermediate Accounting II (BA 371) 3
Cost Accounting (BA 380) 3
Federal Tax 1 (BA 408) 3
Auditing Theory & Practice (BA 425) 3
Advanced Accounting (BA 435) 3
Electives  21
Total 124

*A minimum grade of "C" is required.