B.B.A. Degree in Accounting


Students following this program are prepared for entry-level positions in public, private, or governmental accounting. Educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination currently vary among states. All students sitting for the CPA exam in the State of Oklahoma are required to have 150 hours of college credit, including 36 hours of upper-level accounting courses. You may fulfill this requirement by enrolling in the MBA program during the last semester of your senior year or taking additional undergraduate hours.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree will demonstrate:

  1. Written, oral, and technological communication skills that reflect logic, clarity, and kindness.
  2. An ability to think analytically, logically, and creatively in order to utilize a variety of approaches to problem solving.
  3. A heightened awareness of values, ethics, and service to others.
  4. Knowledge of diversity, opportunity, and complexity within a global society.
  5. An understanding of the importance of strategic decisions and their long-term impacts.
  6. The development of skills basic to a chosen profession or field of study.
  7. An understanding and appreciation of group dynamics and teamwork.
  8. The ability to provide leadership for the organizations they choose for careers.

Students must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

70 hours, no minor required 

1. 13 hours lower division

  • ACCT-2113 - Accounting Principles I
  • ACCT-2213 - Accounting Principles II
  • BUSA-1211 - Introduction to Business
  • ECON-2113 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON-2213 - Microeconomic Principles

2. 18 hours upper division

  • BUSA-3213 - Business Law
  • BUSA-3713 - Business Ethics
  • FINC-3313 - Principles of Finance
  • INTL-3313 - International Business
  • MGMT-3113 - Principles of Management
  • MKTG-3313 - Principles of Marketing

3. 3 hours capstone

  • MGMT-4613 - Strategic Mangement

4. 24 hours specialized courses 

  • ACCT-3113 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT-3213 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT-3313 - Cost Accounting
  • ACCT-3413 - Income Taxation
  • ACCT-3513 - Advanced Federal Taxation
  • ACCT-4113 - Advanced Accounting I
  • ACCT-4413 - Auditing
  • ACCT-4513 - Financial Accounting Statement Analysis

5. 6 hours specialized courses chosen from 

  • ACCT-3713 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT-4213 - Advanced Accounting II
  • ACCT-4313 - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ACCT-4423 - Ethics and Auditing Concepts

6. 6 hours electives chosen from

  • INFO-3113 - Principles of Electronic Business
  • INFO-3613 - Management Information Systems
  • MGMT-3213 - Operations Management

According to several studies, the area of accounting ranks as the 7th most popular major among U.S. college students. Accounting opens up a wealth of job opportunities, ranging from government work, to careers in finance or corporate management, to entrepreneurial opportunities, and public accounting. The basic tool and language of business, jobs in accounting require a high level of technical skill combined with strong ethics.   According the Christian Universities Online website, OC’s accounting program ranked 5th in the nation in what they consider to be the best options among Christian colleges and universities for pursuing a degree in accounting.

Oklahoma Christian University’s Samantha Cowan was one of just 167 students from across the nation to receive a prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

The PCAOB announced the recipients of its merit-based scholarships, intended to encourage students to pursue careers in audit and accounting.

“This award continues to provide financial assistance to future accountants and we hope it inspires them pursue a career in auditing and advanced investor protection,” PCAOB chairman James R. Doty said.

Thanks to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, monetary penalties imposed by the PCAOB in disciplinary proceedings fund this merit scholarship program. Regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities can nominate students who are enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in accounting and who demonstrate high ethical standards along with an interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing.

Samantha is a junior accounting major from Tipton, Oklahoma. She is part of OC’s Honors Program, is a member of the Who’s Who in College of Business, and is very involved in campus activities. Congratulations to Samantha on this outstanding scholarship award!

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