BBA in Accounting

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

 

Midway College’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting is designed to prepare learners for leadership positions in the fast growing and challenging field of accounting. Accounting professionals perform vital functions for their clients or organizations by offering an increasingly wide array of services. Robert Half, a leading employment placement firm, estimates an 18 to 26 percent increase in accounting jobs during the next few years and clearly the profession has grown into being much more than just “number-crunching.”

Midway’s accounting degree 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 a baccalaureate degree with 27 semester hours of accounting courses. Kentucky also requires 150 semester hours and one year of professional accounting experience to be fully licensed as a CPA. Students can earn these additional credit hours in undergraduate or graduate courses at Midway College.

Midway’s degree exposes students to 4 significant areas of accounting:
1. Knowledge of general business environment and business concepts that professionals need to know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for and accounting implications of business transactions, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

2. Generally accepted accounting principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

3. Auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and other standards related to attest engagements, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

4. Knowledge of federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

To help you plan for your coursework at Midway College, the information below shows a ‘typical’ plan for Women’s College students to complete the BBA in Accounting degree in four years as well as a plan for evening/online students.

Available through: WCSCDON

Degree Plan (Women’s Day College)

First Year – Fall Semester (15 hours)
College Writing (ENG 101)
Intermediate Algebra (MTH 135 (if necessary, or…)   
Contemporary Women’s Issues (WST 100)
Application Software (CIS  235)
Wellness & Lifestyle Management (PHE 100)
Principles of Sociology (SOC 120)
First Year – Spring Semester (15 hours)
Introduction to Business (BUS 101)
Fundamentals of Communication (COM 205)
Critical Research & Multimodal Composition (ENG 102)
College Algebra (MTH 140)
General Psychology (PSY 180)
Sophomore Year – Fall Semester (15 or 18 hours)
Principles of Accounting I (ACC 210)
Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 217)
Principles of Management (BUS 230)
Ethics (PHIL 301)
Contemporary Women’s Issues (WST 100)(if not yet taken)
General Elective
Sophomore Year – Spring Semester (16 hours)
Principles of Accounting II (ACC 215)
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 220)
Principles of Marketing (BUS 255)
Human Resource Management (BUS 290)
Natural Science + Natural Science Lab
Students who complete ALL of the above courses are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts in Business degree
Junior Year – Fall Semester (15 hours)
Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 370)
Cost Accounting I (ACC 380)
Business and Organizational Communication (BUS 313)
Legal Environment of Business (BUS 340)
Intro Management Information Systems (CSM 330)
Junior Year – Spring Semester (15 hours)
Intermediate Accounting II (ACC 371)
Managerial Finance (BUS 321)
Business Law (BUS 341)
Strategic Planning (BUS 411)
Probability and Statistics (MTH 245)
Senior Year – Fall Semester (18 hours)
Federal Tax I (ACC 408)
Auditing Theory and Practice I (ACC 425 )
Global Business (BUS 390)
Arts & Humanities Elective
General Elective                               
General Elective
Senior Year – Spring Semester (15 hours)
Federal Tax II (ACC 409) or
Accounting Information Systems (ACC444)
(Accounting electives)

Advanced Accounting (ACC 435)
Business Capstone-Accounting (ACC 496)
General Elective                               
General Elective
   

Typical 4-year plan (Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Program

First Year - Fall (13 hours)
Module I
Application Software (CIS 235)
College Writing (ENG 101)
Module II
Intermed Algebra (MTH 135) (if needed) or
General Elective
Natural Science + Lab
First Year - Spring (12 hours)
Module III
Critical Research & Comp (ENG 102)
College Algebra (MTH 140)
Module IV
Introduction to Business (BUS 101)
Fundamentals of Communic (COM 205)
First Year - Summer (6 hours)
Module V
Critical Research & Comp (PSY 180)
General Elective
Second Year - Fall (12 hours)
Module I
Principles of Management (BUS 230)
Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 217)
Module II
Principles of Accounting I (ACC 210)
Ethics (PHIL 301)
Second Year - Spring (12 hours)
Module III
Principles of Accounting II (ACC 215)
Human Resource Mgmt (BUS 290)
Module IV
Principles of Marketing (BUS 255)
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 220)
Second Year - Summer (6 hours)
Module V
Principles of Sociology (SOC 120)
General Elective
Students who complete ALL of the above courses are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts in Business degree
Third Year – Fall (12 hours)
Module I
Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 370)
Bus. & Org. Communication (BUS 313)
Module II

Cost Accounting I (ACC 380)
Legal Environment of Bus. (BUS 340)
Third Year – Spring (15 hours)
Module III
Intermediate Accounting II (ACC 371)
Managerial Finance (BUS 321)
Business Law (BUS 341)
Module IV
Probability & Statistics (MTH 245)
Strategic Planning (BUS 411)
Third Year - Summer (6 hours)
Module V
Arts & Humanities Elective
General Elective
Fourth Year – Fall (12 hours)
Module I
Federal Tax I (ACC 408)
Global Business (BUS 390)
Module II
Federal Tax II (ACC 409) (or ACC 444)
Intro Mgmt Information Sys (CSM 330)
Fourth Year – Spring (12 hours)
Module III
Audit Theory & Practice (ACC 425)
Business Capstone-Acctg (ACC 496)
Module IV
Acctg Inf Sys (ACC 444) (or ACC 409)
Advanced Accounting (ACC 435)
Fourth Year - Summer (6 hours)
Module V
General Elective
General Elective
     

*A minimum grade of "C" in all major courses required for graduation.