May 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.B.A.

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum

(see Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

Bachelor of Business Administration (Business and Professional Business Cores)

(see Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration )

Approved Electives

Electives approved by student’s advisor to bring total to 120 semester hours.  Developmental courses and EXPH activity courses cannot be counted as electives.


Students pursuing a B.B.A. degree with a major in Accounting must earn a grade of C or higher in ACCT 2143 , ACCT 2243 , ACCT 3023 , and ACCT 3033  taken at MSU or transferred from another college or university.

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy currently requires the completion of 150 semester hours including 36 hours of accounting and 24 hours of related business subjects. See educational requirements on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s website for current information.

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy also requires 3 semester hours of approved ethics instruction as part of the 150-hour requirement. BUAD 3323 - Business Ethics , fulfills this requirement. The Board also requires 4 semester hours of accounting research and communication. This requirement can be fulfilled by completing ACCT 4063 - Auditing , and ACCT 4223 - Accounting Research and Communication .