May 26, 2024  
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting, BSBA

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Total number of hours for program: 120.

Note: A student must complete ACCT 351 with a grade of C or better before taking ACCT 352 or ACCT 454.

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Business Core: 36 hours

Business Core Requirements (36 hours) 

General Electives

To complete 120 hours, students should take 20-26 hours (the number depends on how many Liberal Studies courses also count toward the major). To satisfy general university degree requirements, students must take at least 30 hours at the junior/senior level at WCU.

Curriculum Guide

Visit the department’s website at to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM)

Undergraduate accounting majors may take a limited number of Master of Accountancy Program courses during their senior year under WCU’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) framework once they have met the following admission requirements:

  • The student meets the criteria for the current GMAT waiver policy consisting of a 3.00 GPA overall and a 3.00 GPA in the four prerequisite accounting courses (ACCT 351, 352, 355, and 356).

  • The student must have earned at least 75 student credit hours at the time of application for consideration by the program.

Other parameters are as follows:

  • The student must earn a B or better in each of the graduate courses as an ABM student in order for it to count toward their graduate degree.

  • The student must earn an average 3.00 GPA in undergraduate courses taken as an ABM student to continue in the ABM track.

  • Students may take up to 6 hours of graduate credit as an ABM student

  • No credits will double count for both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree

  • Students are limited to 1 graduate class per semester unless approved by both the graduate program director and the student’s undergraduate advisor

See Graduate Catalog for specific courses available to ABM students.

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