BBA Curriculum


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Department of Accounting
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Accountants are needed in every industry—accounting firms, health, entertainment, education—to keep financial records of all business transactions. Public accounting firms and large corporations are the top recruiters of accounting majors. Government agencies also hire accountants, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Career opportunities include fields such as public or private accounting, budget planning, tax accounting or auditing. Our BBA in Accounting program provides courses in financial, managerial, cost, tax, systems, international, not-for-profit accounting and business law.

The course of study for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes four sets of academic requirements:

University Core Curriculum Requirements   42 semester hours
Business Foundation Requirements   15 semester hours
Business Core Requirements   39 semester hours
Major Option Requirements   24 semester hours
Total: 120 semester hours

Below is a suggested course of study to complete the BBA in accounting in four years. The courses suggested by the College of Business for fulfillment of the University Core Curriculum are included in this plan. To see a complete list of course options, see the UTEP Degree Plans tool at

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
RWS 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
MATH 1320 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1865 3
BUSN 1301 Introduction to Global Business 3
COMM 1302 Business and Professional Communication 3
Second Semester Hours
RWS 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II3
MATH 2301 Mathematics for Social Sciences II3
HIST 1302 History of the United States since 18653
PHIL 2306 Ethics (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the HUMANITIES Component Area
ECON 2303 Principles of Economics I 3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours
ECON 2304 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics 3
THEA 1313 Introduction to Theatre (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the VIS PREF Component Area
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences I AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab I (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 1 Component Area
Fourth Semester Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
POLS 2311 American Government and Politics 3
QMB 2301 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3
BUSN 3304 Global Business Environment 3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Sciences II AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab II  (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 2 Component Area

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Hours
ACCT 3321 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BLAW 3301 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACCT 3319 Software Applications for Accounting 3
MGMT 3303 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing 3
Sixth Semester Hours
CIS 3345 Management Information Systems   3
FIN 3310 Business Finance 3
QMB 3301 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
ACCT 3322 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 3320 Accounting Systems 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Hours
ACCT 3327 Federal Income Tax - Individuals 3
ECON 3310 Managerial Economics 3
ACCT 3323 Cost Accounting 3
OSCM 3321 Production/Operations Management 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
Eighth Semester Hours
ACCT 4304 Auditing Principles and Procedures 3
MGMT 4300 Strategic Management 3
ACCT Select a course from ACCT 4321 or ACCT 4399 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
COBA COBA Elective
Select one course from ACCT 3329, 43XX; BLAW 4325, BLAW 4391, CIS 3350, CIS 4330, CIS 4365, CIS 4370; FIN 4318; MGMT 3311