Feb 28, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.B.A.

Jeannie Harrington, chair

In addition to meeting the Jennings A. Jones College of Business requirements , an Accounting major consists of 27 semester hours of accounting and requires a minimum of 2.00 GPA. At least 50 percent of the required major hours must be taken in residence at MTSU. Majors must earn a C (2.00) or better in all accounting courses.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor.  An alternative business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

NOTE: Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts (including grades of W) in each upper-level accounting course in the major.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Accounting, B.B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
College of Business Core 42 hours*
Major Requirements 27 hours
Auxiliary Courses 9 hours
Electives 0-4 hours
TOTAL 120-122 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the major meet General Education requirements:

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core  which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA.

Major Requirements (27 hours)


*Any upper-division accounting course can be used for the ACTG elective except ACTG 3000 , ACTG 3020 , and ACTG 4420 .

Auxiliary Courses (9 hours)

Electives (0-4 hours)

Curriculum: Accounting

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


*A 2.25 GPA in these courses is required for admission to the Jones College of Business.

§Admission required