Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Learn to interpret and apply concepts and techniques to measure business activities and report financial data with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting​ in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. This 124-credit undergraduate degree provides students with a broad general education and intensive study for professional careers in public accounting, corporate financial management, consulting, government or nonprofit accounting, and tax accounting. Temple's Accounting program helps prepare students to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accounting (CMA). Students can also continue their studies with a Master of Accountancy degree.

Due to rising demand for workers with accounting skill sets, Temple's program prepares graduates to operate on the cutting edge of the ever-changing accounting landscape. Grounded in concepts and theory, the innovative and relevant Accounting Major is designed so that today's accounting students use data analytics in problem solving and decision making.

The Accounting BBA helps you build a solid foundation in accounting knowledge, critical thinking, communication skills, technology skills and an ethical awareness necessary in the field, as well as an understanding of overall business globalization. You'll learn how to connect these skills to real-world applications, preparing you to pursue a career in accounting.

Coursework also explores topics such as

  • accounting information systems,
  • auditing techniques,
  • cost analysis and control,
  • data analytics in accounting,
  • financial accounting and reporting, and
  • taxation.

Graduates of the Accounting BBA program who are 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 and II.

Learn more about Accounting Major coursework.

Related Graduate Degrees


You can focus on Accounting or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Data Analytics

    Gain the skills necessary to become a data-competent professional in a changing accounting landscape. Learn how to navigate big data, complex industry problems and technological programs. Develop skills in problem-solving, data management, data analysis, creating visualizations and communicating insights.

Online BBA Program

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

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 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,824.00 per year
Out-of-state: $41,544.00 per year