Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Learn to understand and apply concepts and techniques used to measure business activities and record and interpret financial data with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Temple’s Fox School of Business. This 124-credit undergraduate degree provides students with a broad general education and intensive study as preparation for professional careers in consulting, government, not-for-profit institutions and public accounting, or to continue their studies with a Master of Accountancy and/or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Graduates of the Accounting Major program will be prepared to understand and speak the “language of business,” with an innovative curriculum designed to acquaint students with the conceptual framework and theory of accounting giving way to a narrower focus on asset management, financial reporting, liabilities, owners' equity and transactional analysis. Other topics covered during your studies include

  • accounting information systems,
  • auditing techniques,
  • consolidated financial statements,
  • cost analysis and control,
  • ethics,
  • foreign operations and
  • taxation.

Combining a well-rounded, challenging education with practical work experience, Temple’s Accounting Major program builds a solid foundation of technical and analytical skills and teaches students how to connect them to real-world applications, creating graduates prepared to read, write and speak the language of business and, as a result, pursue a career in accounting.

Graduates of the Accounting Major program interested in continuing their studies may also pursue Temple’s Master of Accountancy.

Your Path to CPA Designation

All students seeking the CPA designation in Pennsylvania must complete 150 hours of college education (undergraduate or graduate courses, or a combination), including 36 hours in accounting and auditing, business law, finance or tax subjects acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy. Pennsylvania also conforms to the national standard of one year of public accounting experience—in addition to the successful completion of the CPA Exam—before the granting of a CPA license.

Learn more about how Temple’s Master of Accountancy prepares you to attain your CPA.

Classes & Curriculum

Courses you may take as part of your studies within the Accounting Major curriculum include

  • Auditing,
  • Cost Accounting,
  • Federal Taxes on Income and
  • Intermediate Accounting I & II.

Learn more about Accounting Major coursework.

Related Graduate Degrees

Online BBA Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is available as an Online BBA degree program designed for new and continuing students. Learn more about the online program.

Accelerated 3-year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in three years. To find out more about completing your degree on an accelerated timeline, contact your advisor.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Business Administration offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,552.00 per year