What will I learn?

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.

In addition to the above program that leads to the bachelor's degree, the department offers a five-year program that leads to both the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting degrees. The two-degree, five-year program meets the requirements for admission of graduates to the Uniform CPA Examination (Section 4701 of the Ohio General Code after Jan. 1, 2000). Requirements differ in different states, and students should check with the state board of accountancy for requirements. For more details on the Master of Science in Accounting program, which is the fifth year of the five-year program, students should examine the Graduate Schools Bulletin, or contact the Graduate Programs Office (room A310, Business Administration Building).

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Obtain an initial position in the accounting profession.
  • Take and pass all portions of the Uniform CPA examination or another appropriate professional examination.
  • Identify and analyze issues in defined accounting transactions, record the transactions in the books of original entry and prepare the financial statement disclosures.
  • Consult appropriate accounting pronouncements and be able to read, understand, analyze and prepare financial statements and disclosures.
  • Gain a functional understanding of taxation of individuals and C corporations.
  • Select and analyze the information provided by accounting information systems.
  • Prepare summary reports useful for business decision making.
  • Understand an entity's internal controls and be able to document their understanding of internal control.
  • Understand how financial statement auditing applies to different types of businesses.
  • Posses a command of technology (computer applications) as it relates to, and integrates within, the field of accounting.
  • Communicate in a professional manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in business, apply ethical frameworks and develop resolutions to ethical dilemmas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team by fully participating in one or more team assignments which produce a project that shows evidence of effective teamwork and competency in interpersonal skills.

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

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

Which department am I in?

College of Business Administration

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,613.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June, October 2022

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,

KENT,

Ohio,

44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

New freshmen applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university (comparable to the completion of senior high school in the U.S.). Freshmen should meet the minimum requirement of GPA 2.5 on a U.S. 4.0 scale.

For international students

New freshmen applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university (comparable to the completion of senior high school in the U.S.). Freshmen should meet the minimum requirement of GPA ? 2.5 on a U.S. 4.0 scale.

Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 525 (71 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 75 or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 48.

Preferred Application Deadlines: October 1 for Spring Semester; June 1 for Fall Semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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