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Accounting, BBA

Master the principles that govern financial reporting and decision making.

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Jack C. Massey College of Business

Amy Bennett
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Why Major in Accounting? 

A career in accounting can take many directions – from auditing, tax advising and consulting to financial management, banking and criminal investigation. Notably, accounting is one of the preferred majors for students seeking a career with the FBI.

Through our strong reputation and alumni network, Belmont offers outstanding placement opportunities for internships and permanent positions to our accounting students and graduates. Approximately one third of our graduates will find employment with a Big 4 accounting firm, another third with a regional accounting firm and the final third will go on to work for local corporations, with a large portion securing positions in healthcare.

Our accounting alumni have found employment with companies, such as AMSURG Inc., BDO, Community Health Systems, Deloitte, Dollar General Corporation, EY, Hospital Corporation of America, KPMG, Kraft CPAs, LBMC, Lifeway, Mars Petcare USA, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tractor Supply Company, to name a few.

What You'll Learn 

  • Financial and managerial accounting concepts
  • Accounting for service and merchandising business models
  • Use accounting information for decision making
  • Record transactions
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Perform ratio analysis


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Career Possibilities

  • Auditor
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Tax Analyst
  • Financial Advisor

Student Testimonial

"I came to Belmont with the dreams of working in Washington D.C. Starting my freshman year, I worked with my professors and advisors to make that happen, and eventually a summer internship in D.C. led to a full-time job fulfilling my dream."

Marissa Clark | Accounting '18 | Audit Senior Associate at KPMG
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Program Details

The accounting major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and requires a total of 128 credit hours of coursework:

  • BELL core requirements: 50 hours
  • Business courses: 35 hours
  • B.B.A. core technical requirement: 3 hours
  • Accounting Concentration: 21 hours
  • General electives: 19 hours

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Courses You'll Take

  • ACC 2430: Integrated Accounting Principles
    This course is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting concepts. The course emphasizes the role of accounting in a business organization.
  • ACC 2440: Integrated Accounting Principles I
    This course examines accounting for service and merchandising business models. Students will develop business plans and use accounting information for decision making, record transactions, prepare financial statements and perform ratio analysis.
  • ACC 2450: Integrated Accounting Principles II
    This course examines accounting for manufacturing business models and for corporations. Students will develop business plans, use accounting information for decision making, record transactions, prepare financial statements and perform ratio analysis.
  • ACC 3310: Intermediate Accounting I
    The first of two in-depth financial accounting courses. Theory, the conceptual framework, development of generally accepted accounting principles and applications are stressed. Topics include the income statement, the statement of cash flows and the balance sheet, specifically asset accounts and current and contingent liabilities accounts.
  • ACC 3320: Intermediate Accounting II
    The second of two in-depth financial accounting courses. Theory, concepts and applications are stressed. Topics include time value of money, current and non-current liabilities, leases, deferred income taxes, pensions, stockholder’s equity, earnings per share, accounting changes and errors and statement of cash flows.
  • ACC 3350: Federal Income Taxes
    A study of federal income tax laws with particular emphasis on the preparation and filing of individual, partnership and corporate tax returns.
  • ACC 3460: Cost Accounting
    A study of how accounting data can be interpreted and used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Included in this study are the accounting for costs of manufacturing a product or rendering a service with attention given to job order, process and standard cost systems. Budgeting, variance analysis and relevant costs for decisions making are also covered.
  • ACC 3520: Accounting Information Systems
    This course provides students with a broad awareness of basic IS concepts, including inputs and outputs, processing procedures, files and controls as well as how IS impacts managerial decision-making and organizational structures. The course introduces students to a range of IS analysis and design techniques and steps in the system’s life cycle.
  • ACC 4350: Auditing
    This course introduces the vocabulary, concepts, principles and techniques of auditing. After completing this course, students should understand the audit process and be able to use a variety of audit techniques to perform audits in the context of a financial statements.
  • MIS 3620: Business Data Management and Analysis
    This course provides students with a greater understanding of data management and analysis, organizational systems, work-flow processes and user requirements that translate into vital skills for individuals looking to better manage organizational assets and maximize shareholder wealth.

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The Jack C. Massey College of Business offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students in the form of student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students are able to network and collaborate with faculty both in and out of the classroom.

Student Organizations

  • Association for Information Systems
  • American Marketing Association
  • Business Student Advisory Board
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Enactus
  • Equity Trading Club
  • International Business Society
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Student Center for the Public Trust

Honor Societies

  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu Tau

A Global Perspective

As the workplace becomes more international in scope, a successful manager needs knowledge and skills that extend beyond the traditional business disciplines. Thus, Belmont’s Jack C. Massey College of Business places a strong emphasis on the global business community and requires all BBA degree-seeking students to complete an international business course. Global issues are also interwoven throughout other courses in the business curriculum.

In addition to classroom learning, all students in The Jack C. Massey College of Business are encouraged to participate in Belmont’s Study Abroad program. Business study abroad programs and exchange opportunities are available in numerous countries. Our students travel to six of the seven continents, immersing themselves in the language, culture and business of each country they visit. Credits can be applied to your major, minor or general education and lengths vary from an academic year to semester to a Maymester to a summer.

Maymester is a 2-3 week study abroad experience during the month of May where Belmont students take advantage of tuition discounts and can sometimes earn up to nine credit hours. Maymester trips are led by Belmont faculty members, so students are able to further connect with their faculty in a meaningful way.

Immerse yourself in language, culture and business on a global scale by studying abroad in these countries:

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For additional information on Belmont’s study abroad programs, please visit our Center for International Business or Office of Study Abroad.

We are an innovative, student-centered learning community that prepares entrepreneurially, ethical and socially responsible future business leaders for the dynamic global economy.

We are committed to:

  • Relevant, interactive and experiential academic programs provided by faculty with diverse and extensive academic qualifications and professional experience;
  • Advising and mentoring students for career growth and development;
  • Impactful scholarship that advances the practice, knowledge and teaching of business and management;
  • Engaging the communities we serve through value-added relationships.

Organized in 1916, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the premier agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are able to adhere to standards that result in AACSB accreditation of their business education programs. A much smaller group, fewer than 2 percent of business schools (185) worldwide, have earned the separate, specialized accreditation for their accounting program.

Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business is the only private college or university in Tennessee that is accredited by AACSB International for our BBA and MBA programs, as well as our Accounting major and Master of Accountancy degree.

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Jack C. Massey College of Business

Amy Bennett
Assistant Director of Admissions
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