Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting is designed to provide students with theoretical foundations of accounting, and practical accounting techniques that are used in public and private organizations. This program provides an understanding of accounting functions, taxation, auditing, governmental and institutional accounting and income tax. This program focuses on skills in critical thinking, problem solving, math, and research.
Alumni Employment Outcomes
Our Alumni Work Here
- Berkowitz Pollack Briant Advisors and Accountants, LLP
- Colbert & Associates, Inc.
- Cosmofrance, Inc.
- HLB Gravier, LLP
- J.A. Rodriguez, CPA, LLC
- The Bonadio Group
Our Alumni Work in these Occupations
- Accountands and Auditors
- Bookkeeping Accountants and Auditing Clerk
- Chief Executives
- Sales Managers
- Financial Managers
- Data Entry Keyers
The Bernard F. Graham Scholastic Award
The Bernard. F. Graham Scholastic Award in Finance and Accounting is a $10,000 prize awarded to a graduating senior with the highest GPA in the Accounting or Finance program at the Gus Machado College of Business. The Bernard F. Graham Scholastic Award in Finance and Accounting is provided by the Bernard F. Graham Charitable Foundation. This generous monetary award is intended to recognize student dedication and committment to the study of finance and accounting – a passion of Mr. Graham. The award will be made in May 2019, and the winner will be notified after final grades and the list of graduates is compiled.
Requirements to Become a CPA
Most of our accounting students intend to become qualified as Certified Public Accountants (CPA). To be eligible to take the CPA exam, you must have completed at least 120 credit hours including 24 credit hours of accounting (including taxation, auditing, financial, and cost) at the upper division (300-level or above) and 24 credit hours in upper division general business courses with some exceptions in that one microeconomics, one macroeconomics, one statistic, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division.
STU Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in the state of Florida*. Students in the St. Thomas University Accounting program will earn required credits while attending evening classes. STU offers flexible Scheduling with small class sizes.
Education Requirement for CPA Licensure:
Bachelor’s degree or higher and 150 semester hours to include 30 semester hours in upper-division accounting with coverage in auditing and cost/managerial accounting, 3 semester hours of financial accounting and 3 semester hours of taxation base upon USA accounting standards and 36 semester hours of upper-division general business to include 3 semester hours of business law based upon USA laws.
Hours in Accounting:
150 semester hours to include 30 semester hours in upper-division accounting with coverage in auditing and cost/managerial accounting, 3 semester hours of financial accounting and 3 semester hours of taxation base upon USA accounting standards and 36 semester hours of upper-division general business to include 3 semester hours of business law based upon USA laws.
Exclusive to St. Thomas students a great discount for the Wiley CPA review course
Students can get 50% off on exam review for CFA, CPA, CMA, CAIA, FINRA. To access the discount follow the link.
At STU students are eligible to apply for FICPA Scholarship.
FICPA Scholarship Foundation is granting scholarships to students in accredited accounting programs. Established in 1959, the FICPA Scholarship Foundation has provided more than $4 million in scholarships and education programs to support Florida accounting students.
To be eligible for a FICPA Scholarship, a student must be:
- a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs
- a citizen of the United States or hold permanent residency status
- a full-time or part-time (minimum of six (6) credit hours), 4th or 5th year accounting major (must have completed their junior level accounting courses and be a 4th year accounting major or 5th year accounting student)
This Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting prepares students for careers in public or private accounting of for positions in non-profit or government organizations.
Curriculum (Course Sampling)
ACC 402 Auditing
ACG 3101 Financial Accounting I
ACG 4501 Governmental and Institutional Accounting
TAX 3001 Federal Income Tax