Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Gain an edge and flexibility in your career by developing core business knowledge paired with in-demand skills in handling financial accounting needs and requirements for organizations as well as individuals.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Learn what our online BBA in Accounting offers you

Broaden your career opportunities with our online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program from SE, which is designed to prepare you for applying in-demand financial insights along with fundamental business knowledge and management skills. As a student, you will gain an in-depth understanding of income tax law and how to meet the required accounting needs for both individuals and business entities.

Accounting Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Employing financial accounting theory and methodology, including liabilities, equity, pensions, earnings per share, revenue recognition and more
  • A thorough understanding of income tax law and accounting requirements as they relate to individuals and business entities
  • Mastery of the principles and procedures a CPA must follow to give an opinion on fairness of audits
  • If you take Forensic Accounting, investigative techniques to identify financial corruption, asset misappropriation and financial statement misrepresentation
  • Upon completion, meeting the academic requirements for many different types of accounting certifications, such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Almost all certifications require additional post-bachelor's work experience and test preparations
  • Employing financial accounting theory and methodology, including liabilities, equity, pensions, earnings per share, revenue recognition and more
  • A thorough understanding of income tax law and accounting requirements as they relate to individuals and business entities
  • Mastery of the principles and procedures a CPA must follow to give an opinion on fairness of audits
  • If you take Forensic Accounting, investigative techniques to identify financial corruption, asset misappropriation and financial statement misrepresentation
  • Upon completion, meeting the academic requirements for many different types of accounting certifications, such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Almost all certifications require additional post-bachelor's work experience and test preparations

Careers in Accounting

  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Actuary
  • Cost Estimator
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Actuary
  • Cost Estimator

Also available:

Southeastern offers a variety of specialized online program options. Check out our other online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Hour $306*
Transfer Hours Up to 90 Hours
Credit Hours 124

Accreditation

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their degree online with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

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Calendar

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Our flexible online course schedule features multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started. View the full calendar chart below for upcoming start dates and important corresponding deadlines.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

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Apply Date 8/5/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

See the requirements for the accounting BBA online degree

Let's start boosting your career! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online accounting degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the online BBA in Accounting program, along with information on required documentation.

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • College Placement Test

To meet the admission requirements for the BBA in Accounting, applicants must submit a complete application, pay the $30 non-refundable application fee, and meet the following criteria:

Transfer Students: Students who have attempted seven or more semester hours of college credit. Remedial and activity courses are not counted.

  • Students are accepted as long as their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher. If the student's cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 but it does not indicate a suspension, they can enroll at SOSU for the upcoming semester; however, they would be placed on probation until that cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.0. If their last semester does indicate a suspension, they would be required to sit out a semester before enrolling at SOSU. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.
  • College placement testing: Students will be required to take a test in each of the three areas (English, Math and Reading) unless they have successfully completed a college course in that area or have provided ACT scores of at least a 19. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiencies. If they do not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies should be completed within the first 12 credit hours (typically one semester). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Adult Freshmen: 21 or older and has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Provide a completed high school transcript or GED
  • College placement testing is required if the student does not provide ACT or SAT scores. See testing information above.

New Freshmen: A student who has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Minimum ACT of 20 (or SAT equivalent) or 2.7 overall high school GPA and top 50% of graduating class OR 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum (four English, three Math, three History, three Science and two Electives)
  • College placement testing: There are three tests (English, Math and Reading) that are given to students who do not score at least a 19 on the ACT or equivalent SAT scores in that area. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiency.

If the student does not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies are required to be completed within the first 24 credit hours (typically two semesters). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Returning Students: Students who have not attended any other school since leaving SOSU are accepted under the following circumstances:

  • The student has a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0; or
  • If the student's cumulative GPA is under a 2.0 and their final semester with SOSU was on academic probation, they can return on probation. This status will stay in effect until the student raises their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0.
  • For students who have been suspended, university policy states that for the first suspension, a student must sit out at least one semester before returning. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS Academic score of 5.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (instiTUITION] code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language
      • You graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have 24 hours of college or university credit in the U.S. with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (including English Composition I and II)

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Gain the knowledge you need in these online accounting courses

To complete the online BBA in Accounting, students must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours. The curriculum is comprised of 70 Accounting credit hours (43 hours of Business core, 21 hours of Accounting and 6 hours of upper-level Electives), 44 General Education credit hours, and elective credit hours selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

Students must complete 44 credit hours of General Education courses from the following categories.

Specified General Education Requirements
COMM 2213 Business and Professional Speaking
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 1483: Functions & Modeling or MATH 1513: College Algebra

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114)
Physical Sciences (PSCI 1114 or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1483 or 1513)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223; or PHIL 2113)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; SPAN1113; NS 1213)

All the Business Core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to financial accounting and includes focus on developing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to management accounting and organizational performance measurements such as basic costing and capital budgeting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines business information systems theory and business applications. Topics include components of the life cycle as well as business information analysis, design and implementation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will consist of three main units of instruction. The first unit will cover an introduction to legal theory, legal and deductive reasoning, constitutional law, administrative law, the court system, civil and criminal procedures, alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, and the concepts of tort and strict liability. The second unit will consist of the study of common law contract theory and an introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic elements of contracts will be examined, along with remedies, statute of frauds and third party rights. The final unit will consist of the application of property, bailments, agency, employment law, business structures, intellectual property, E-commerce, international law and other topics. The concept of ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the role of the market price system in managing the use of society's resources and in rationing available supplies. The efficiency of resource management is examined in the light of a variety of more- or less-competitive market environments. Conclusions are inferred from the rational behavior of optimizing decision-makers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the functions of prices in allocating resources and rationing commodities in a market economy.
  • Predict the resource supplying and product demanding behavior of households under various market structures.
  • Predict the resource demanding and product supplying behavior of businesses under various market structures.
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on public policy actions which affect allocative efficiency and the distribution of income.
  • Understand market structure and functioning. Differentiate between cost and supply relationships. Identify and understand consumer behavior and demand theory.
  • Calculate and understand product and resource pricing and revenue and profit relationships.
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on international specialization and trade. Form opinions on matters of public economic policy that are independent, informed and well-reasoned.
  • Predict price levels resulting from supply side and demand side economic forces
  • Analyze the allocative and rationing functions of market prices.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course research and practice in academic writing and writing of reports, proposals, memoranda and other kinds of prose used in the fields of academia, business and industry.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course applies descriptive and inferential statistics to business and economic problems. Statistical distributions are used to conduct interval estimates and hypothesis tests. Empirical evidence of cause and effect relationships is investigated through simple two-variable linear regression and correlation analysis.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores accounting, business and legal decision-making from an ethical perspective. It focuses on the business person as an ethical decision-maker and on the business as a socially moral agent. Case studies from the core business disciplines as well as supplemental materials or assignments for the disciplines are used as learning materials.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
This seminar is designed to help students transition from college to the professional work environment. The seminar will be led by faculty with guest speakers from across the university and from area businesses. Topics include developing a professional resume, interviewing skills and business etiquette.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course considers the basic financial decisions within a business. Topics include setting financial goals, measuring risk and return, time value of money, fundamentals of capital structure, fundamentals of dividend policy, sourcing funds, fundamentals of capital budgeting, fundamentals of stock, and bonds and their valuation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a study of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the study of planning, leadership, organization and control in order to effectively manage organizations in a dynamic environment. Includes a heavy emphasis on human behavior in organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to be a survey of operating practices and models in both manufacturing and service firms. It provides managers with sufficient knowledge to make informed "total business decisions" and to introduce standard terms and concepts for communications with operating personnel. In such a course, it should be recognized that breadth of subject matter, not depth of topic, will be the goal. Emphasis is more on skills for operating/controlling systems than on design. Topics covered are forecasting quality control; inventory and supply chain management; aggregate/capacity planning and scheduling; and project management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course reflects the sensitivity of the global market to economic, political and cross-cultural differences in relation to planning, pricing, promotion, distribution and the need to remain competitive.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a capstone course designed to integrate the functional areas of business for corporate- and business-level strategic decision making. This course is usually taken during the student's last semester of study.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial accounting theory and methodology including the conceptual framework of generally accepted accounting principles. Basic coverage of financial statement structure and detailed coverage of assets (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continuation of Intermediate Accounting II. Liabilities, equity, pensions, leases, revenue recognition, earnings per share, disclosure, and other select financial accounting theory and methodology topics. (Prerequisite: ACCT 3113 with a grade of Cor better)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Accurately use accounting theory and practice for liabilities, owners’ equity and related revenue and expense accounts.
  • Apply accounting theory to special topics in financial accounting, including pensions, leases, company earnings per share, income tax accounting and cash flow statements
  • Analyze transactions and identify the appropriate accounts to record those transactions and appropriate presentation in financial statements.
  • Develop solutions to problems posed by business decisions and business transactions, and to apply knowledge to unfamiliar situations in problem solving.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to basic income tax law and accounting requirements as they relate to individuals and sole proprietors. This would include income and deduction issues, filing requirements, and research. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain an understanding of the origins and constitutionality of the income tax law.
  • Calculate the tax for an individual.
  • Understand tax planning and its relevance.
  • Apply and communicate research in a specific written format and communicate the results.
  • Apply tax law as it relates to personal and dependency exemptions to determine the
  • number of exemptions a given taxpayer is allowed to take.
  • Calculate gross income.
  • Prepare all necessary tax forms for an individual taxpayer.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation in the study of income tax law with emphasis on business entities. The major topics consist of income tax requirements for corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. The course also covers tax research, and a basic introduction to unified estate and gift statutes. (Prerequisites: ACCT 3313 with a grade of C or better) ACCT 3343 COMPUTER-AIDED FRAU
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Cost management theory and practices: product costing, organizational planning and control, performance measurement, cost-volume-profit analysis, and managerial decision making. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to AIS design methodology including accounting information flow, the transaction cycles, internal control, and auditing. The course focuses on automated information systems. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the Conceptual foundations of Accounting Information Systems (AIS). Transaction Processing and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.
  • Inspect the Control and audit of AIS including Fraud, Control, Information Security Controls, Confidentiality and Privacy Controls, Processing Integrity and Availability Controls and Auditing Computer-Based Information Systems.
  • Examine and Use (in QuickBooks) AIS applications for Revenue, Expenditure, Production, HR/Payroll and GL/Reporting.
  • Explore the systems development process.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and procedures followed by a certified public accountant to render an opinion concerning fairness of audited financial statements. Corequisite or prerequisite:ACCT3213)
Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 credit hours. Remaining electives are selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Forensic accounting covers the basic concepts related to business and accounting financial fraud including its origin, prevention and detection. Investigative techniques are used to study financial statement misrepresentation, financial corruption, and asset misappropriation. Computer forensic methods are used to study the scope of these financial crime (Prerequisites: ACCT 2103 and ACCT 2203)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting and financial reporting standards for governmental and not-for-profit organizations including fund accounting for state and local governments. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2203)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consolidated statements, segments, interim reporting, bankruptcy and reorganization, translation of foreign currency. (Prerequisite: ACCT 3213 with a grade of C or better)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the processes and methods of financial analysis and control. The course emphasizes the objectives of different users of financial statements and describes analytical tools and techniques to meet those objectives. Analytical methods range from the computation of ratio and cash flow measures to forecasting earnings for equity valuation. Topics include cash flow analysis, profitability analysis, short-term and long-term forecasting analysis, credit analysis, and equity analysis and valuation. (Prerequisite: FIN 3113 with grade of Cor better and ACCT 2203)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Supervised professional-level accounting assignment with a business firm, government agency, or non-profit organization. (Prerequisites: 30 hours in major including business core, permission of department)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Small group study of topic announced by department.

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