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About the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Program at TROY

Crucial to the success of every business and organization, accounting is a field rich in opportunity for those with analytical skills, an interest in numbers and, increasingly, business acumen. If working with business leaders and developing critical business skills sound interesting, Troy University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) - Accounting will equip you with the skills necessary to enter the in-demand field of professional accounting.

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“The main thing that sets TROY apart is how career-focused the program and professors are from the very beginning. The program is set up to where students can take part in an internship during the spring of their senior year, and the professors do everything they can to assist students in obtaining internship offers and even full-time offers once they graduate. The program consistently holds recruiting events, giving students the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry professionals.”
Matthew Anderson | 2019 graduate, B.S.B.A. in Accounting and 2020 graduate, Master of Accountancy | Audit Supervisor at Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors

Why Earn Your Accounting Degree at TROY?

From small class sizes to paid internships, you’ll benefit from the numerous advantages of TROY’s B.S.B.A. in accounting program. Forge meaningful connections with your peers, develop close relationships with your professors, and get a strong foundation in business, leadership and accounting principles — all while gaining the experience to set yourself apart when applying for jobs or graduate school.

Preparation for Employment or Further Study

With a rigorous curriculum and real-world experiences, TROY’s bachelor’s in accounting program uniquely prepares you for immediate employment and graduate study. Whether it’s developing hard skills such as auditing and accounting applications or learning how to lead, our program prepares you to hit the ground running after graduation. Start your accounting career in entry-level roles in public, private or government settings, or go on to earn your Master of Accountancy at TROY. In our program, you can choose the path that’s right for you.

Curriculum for the Accounting Degree

TROY’s B.S.B.A. - Accounting program gives you a strong foundation in accounting and business-related topics, such as marketing, finance and management. While courses may vary from year to year, the curriculum for the accounting degree typically includes:
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Bachelor’s in Business Administration Accounting Program Locations

The B.S.B.A. in accounting is a face-to-face program delivered on the Troy Campus. For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

Preparing for Business and Accounting: The School of Accountancy Internship Program

Accountants across all industries have increasing professional and managerial responsibilities. Helping you gain the professional experience you need to excel in your accounting career or graduate studies is central to our mission. That’s why TROY places so much emphasis on developing leadership skills in your courses and internships. 

To prepare you for roles in accounting and business, the School of Accountancy at TROY facilitates a 3-credit-hour paid internship program that provides the opportunity for real-life accounting experiences. You’ll take what you’ve learned in the classroom and translate it in the real world, practicing your accounting, leadership and business skills. You’ll also have opportunities to network with recruiters during on-campus events, such as Accountancy Day, Spring Meet the Firms, and Accounting Society meetings. The connections you make during these events could lead to internships or full-time employment.
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Careers for Accounting Majors

After earning your accounting degree from TROY, you'll be prepared for employment in accounting or for further graduate work in business, accounting, or related fields. You’ll also have a strong background in business and leadership, allowing you to become more effective as an accountant or hold administrative roles.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Lorraine Magrath

Dr. Lorraine Magrath

Dr. Lorraine Magrath is a Professor and Director of the Carr School of Accountancy at TROY. Dr. Magrath started at TROY in 1998 after working as a controller. She holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Alabama.

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FAQ About the B.S.B.A. - Accounting Degree Program

Learn more about the accounting field and our program.
How long does it take to complete the accountancy program?
You can complete the B.S.B.A. - Accounting degree in four years through full-time study.
How do I become a CPA?
Coursework and requirements vary across states, but, generally, to become a certified public accountant (CPA), you must complete 150 semester hours of college-level coursework in accounting, pass the CPA exam and complete one year of full-time work. Learn how to become a CPA in Alabama.
What is a B.S.B.A. degree?

A B.S.B.A degree, or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, is an undergraduate degree in general business practices. TROY’s B.S.B.A. program includes several potential majors, such as accounting, to allow you to specialize in a field within business. 

What is the difference between a B.S.B.A. - Accounting degree and a B.S. in accounting?

The B.S.B.A. and B.S. in accounting are both bachelor’s degrees in accounting, but B.S.B.A. (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) programs encompass coursework in business, such as marketing, business analytics and human resources. Traditional B.S. in accounting programs do not include a focus on business concepts.

What degree do you get for accounting?

The degree you choose depends on your career goals. Still, bachelor’s-level degrees (B.S.B.A. in accounting or B.S. in accounting) are generally recommended if you want to prepare for CPA certification or entry-level accounting jobs. Many students also pursue Master of Accountancy programs to gain specialized knowledge and additional training in accounting.

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