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,
- foreign operations and
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.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses you may take as part of your studies within the Accounting Major curriculum include
- Cost Accounting,
- Federal Taxes on Income and
- Intermediate Accounting I & II.