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Accounting - B.B.A

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Accounting - B.B.A

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice necessary for entry-level accounting positions and career advancement. It encompasses a common body of concepts, conventions, principles and theories essential to the professional competency of the certified public accountant, controller, industrial accountant, institutional accountant and governmental accountant.

Accounting students may apply early to the M.B.A. degree and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.

In addition, students may apply toward a five-year program that leads to both the B.B.A. degree in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting degree. The two-degree, five-year program meets the requirements for admission of graduates to the Uniform CPA Examination. Requirements differ in different states, and students should check with the state board of accountancy for requirements.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Exploring Business
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Principles of Microeconomics (KSS)
  • Intuitive Calculus (KMCR)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMCR)
  • Introduction to Professional Development

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (KSS)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Professional Development
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Analytics I

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

Required for Progression in the Major: Minimum 2.000 Overall GPA, Minimum C Grade in Comm 15000 and Eng 21011 and Math 11010; and Minimum B- Grade in Acct 23020 and Acct 23021.

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Introduction to Accounting Systems
  • Business Finance

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

Required: Minimum Overall 2.000 GPA

  • Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Law of Commercial Transactions

General Electives

Semester Seven

Required: Minimum Overall 2.500 GPA

  • Accounting Data Analytics
  • Principles of Auditing (ELR) (WIC)
  • Income Taxation I - Individual Taxation
  • Operations Management

Accounting Elective

Semester Eight

Required: Minimum Overall 2.000 Gpa. Note: Completion of the Assurance of Learning Assessment Given in Mgmt 44285

  • Integrated Business Policy and Strategy

Accounting Elective

General Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year



AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Given a defined financial accounting transaction, identify and analyze the issue, record the transaction in the books of original entry, and prepare the financial statement disclosure.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of managerial and cost accounting with the ability to identify and analyze information useful in decision making.
  3. Gain a functional understanding of taxation of individuals.
  4. Understand financial statement auditing.
  5. Assemble, cleanse and analyze the information provided by information systems, and prepare summary reports useful for business decision-making.

Graduates of all Bachelor of Business Administration programs will be able to:

  1. Recall strategic frameworks that are used to make business decisions.
  2. Perform basic calculations using quantitative tools that are used to support business decisions.
  3. Articulate and deliberate their ideas in writing.
  4. Articulate and deliberate their ideas orally.
  5. Identify ethical dilemmas and stakeholders.
  6. Recommend alternatives and consequences and choose a reasoned conclusion from the alternatives given.
  7. Identify global factors in making a business decision.
  8. Analyze global factors in making a business decision.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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