Bachelors (BA) in Accounting

This major offers a 69-semester-hour course of study, enabling students to acquire the necessary technical and professional skills for successful careers in public, managerial or governmental accounting. Like other majors in the Department of Business and Economics, it requires completion of a general business core, as well as specialized courses. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all major courses. Field experiences and internships are strongly encouraged.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BA in accounting will:

  • Be a technically competent accountant
  • Develop and enhance students' ethical decision-making ability and demonstrate the ability to integrate a biblical worldview in the accounting profession
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities where students can integrate technical knowledge and professional acumen
  • Evaluate the pressures, benefits and challenges of the globalization of accounting

Major Requirements

Business Core (42 hours)
ACCT 271 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 272 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 120 Personal Finance 3
BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
BUSN 290 Business Ethics 3
BUSN 360 Business Law 3
BUSN 486 Strategic Management 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FINC 260 Business Finance 3
GBSN 300 Global Business 3
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing 3
Accounting Core (27 hours)
ACCT 350 Principles of Taxation 3
ACCT 370 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 371 Financial Accounting and Reporting I 3
ACCT 372 Financial Accounting and Reporting II 3
ACCT 373 Financial Accounting and Reporting III 3
ACCT 471 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 472 Auditing 3
ACCT 480 Corporate Taxation 3
ACCT 481 Management Accounting 3

Students are encouraged to choose the following electives to enhance their major:
ACCT 405 Volunteer Tax Assistance 1
ACCT 475 Field Experience 3-6
ACCT 485 Special Topics 1-3

Faculty will work with students on an individual basis to prepare them for the national certified public accounting examination. The broad educational experience provided by George Fox University should enable an accounting major the flexibility to design his or her own program.