BBA in Accounting with MSLD

Program Requirements

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Master of Strategic Leadership Development (MSLD) combined degree are:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Junior Standing

Freshman – Junior Requirements

Students will complete all the area F courses and the Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Global Business, and Corporate Finance from the Business core.

Senior Standing Requirements

Students will complete 6 credit hours of approved graduate-level business courses in their final 2 semesters along with their remaining undergraduate coursework.

The student must submit the following to Graduate Admissions during their senior year: graduate application and transcripts from all institutions attended

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) Requirements

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Accounting degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
ACCT 2101Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2102Principles Managerial Accounting3
BLAW 2106Legal Environment of Business3
BUSA 1105Introduction to Business3
CPTG 2201Advanced Computer Applications3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics 13
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
Upper Division Core Requirements21
BUSA 3101Business Statistics3
FINA 3101Corporate Finance3
MGMT 3101Mgmt. Prin. & Org. Behavior3
MGMT 3120Managerial Communication3
MKTG 3101Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 3420Global Business3
SCML 3102Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt3
Required Accounting Major Courses24
ACCT 3110Managerial Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3250Taxation of the Individual3
ACCT 3361Intermediate Financial Acct. I3
ACCT 3362Interm. Financial Acct. II3
ACCT 3363Intermediate Fin ACCT III3
ACCT 4330Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 4480Auditing & Assurance Services3
ACCT 4850Accounting Internship/Cooperative Education3
or ACCT 4851 Accounting Internship/Cooperative
or ACCT 4852 Accounting Internship/Cooperative
or ACCT 4853 Accounting Internship/Cooperative
Accounting Major Electives
Choose one from the following:3
Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting
Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program
Taxation of Business Entities
Advanced Financial Accounting
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
Forensic Accounting
General Electives 29
Business Capstone3
MGMT 4750Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours120

Students should select six (6) credit hours of MSLD courses for the General Electives area (if course pre-requisites are met). The remaining three (3) credit hours are open electives (they could be business or non-business courses). The non-business elective may be at a lower level than 3000. Courses with the following prefixes will not be counted in this category: AVIA, CSU, PARA, TECH. Students pursuing CPA certification in Georgia are encouraged to take the 3 credit hours with ACCT prefix. A course will not be credited twice. Courses taken to satisfy the requirements in the preceding section may not be used again to satisfy this section.

Master of Strategic Leadership Development (MSLD) Requirements

Required Core Courses12
MGMT 5113Strategic Leadership Developme3
MGMT 5114Leading Diversity & Inclusion3
MGMT 5116Leading by Managing Conflict3
MKTG 5114Personal Branding Strategy3
Elective Courses (select six)18
MGMT 5101Organizational Development and Change3
MGMT 5104Project Management3
MGMT 5107Leadership and Values3
MGMT 5108Talent Development in Orgn3
MGMT 5109Human Resource Consulting3
MGMT 5111Leadership and Organizational 3
MGMT 5115Global Human Resources3
MKTG 5200Marketing Management3
BUSA 5130Internship/Cooperative Educati3
BUSA 5140Indep. Study/Directed Research3
Total Credit Hours30

Once students transition fully into the MSLD program, select courses which were not completed as General Electives while in the BBA program. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling 3
Communication or Foreign Language course 3
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business 3
Fine Arts or Intermediate Foreign Language course 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Science Course with Laboratory 3
Science Course with Laboratory 1
ACCT 2101 Principles of Financial Acct. 3
BLAW 2106 Legal Environment of Business 3
Math, Science, or Technology course 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
ACCT 2102 Principles Managerial Acct. 3
Science Course without Laboratory 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CPTG 2201 Adv. Computer Applications 3
Literature, Philosophy or Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
World History course 3
CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking 3
BUSA 3101 Business Statistics 3
ACCT 3361 Intermediate Financial Acct. I 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
Students should inform the Department Chair of their interest in the program
SCML 3102 Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt 3
MGMT 3120 Managerial Communication 3
ACCT 3362 Interm. Financial Acct. II 3
ACCT 3110 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Application for Combined Degree Program required
MGMT 3101 Mgmt. Prin. & Org. Behavior 3
ACCT 3250 Taxation of the Individual 3
MKTG 3101 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 3363 Intermediate Fin ACCT III 3
American History course 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
MKTG 3420 Global Business 3
ACCT 4330 Accounting Information Systems 3
FINA 3101 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 5114 Leading Diversity & Inclusion 1 3
Accounting Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MGMT 4750 Strategic Management 3
ACCT 4852 Accounting Internship/Co-op 3
ACCT 4480 Auditing & Assurance Services 3
Elective (business or non-business) 3
MKTG 5114 Personal Branding Strategy 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year
First Semester
MGMT 5113 Strategic Leadership Developme 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
MGMT 5116 Leading by Managing Conflict 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours145

Dual Credit-Course counts toward both degrees.


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