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The UT Martin accounting curriculum prepares students in all areas of accounting for professional careers in auditing, tax, public, industrial, managerial or governmental accounting. Accounting majors are made aware of and given guidance in preparation for professional examiniations to become Certified Internal Auditors (CIA), Certified Management Accountants (CMA), and Certified Public Accountants (CPA). Accounting is also an excellent major for students planning to continue their education in graduate school or law school. The student should be aware that 150 semester hours are required to qualify a person to sit for the CPA examination

Characteristics for Accounting

Strong logical skills: Accounting is a system of logic, and the ability to reason through a problem is very important.

Strong communication skills: Written, oral, and electronic communication of accounting information is the key to success in the accounting profession

Leadership ability: Accountants must take the lead in business decision-making. Evidence of leadership ability throughout high school and college suggests success in the business world.

Persistence: Business problems are not solved with the snap of a finger. Ability to persist until the job is done is an important quality of a good a ccountant.

BSBA Learning Objectives related to the CBGA Mission:

Students will develop an understanding of the global aspects of business, have an understanding of the ethical aspects of business, demonstrate competence in critical thinking, demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate an understanding of the business core and, demonstrate competence in Accounting


2019-2020 Catalog Curriculum Model

Course Requirements for Major Hours
Accounting 301-302 Intermediate Accounting I, II 6
Accounting 321 Cost/Management Accounting. 3
Accounting 401 Auditing and Assurance Services 3
Accounting 431 Individual Taxation 3
Accounting 441 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
Accounting 451 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting 3
Accounting Elective* 3
Business Electives** 3
Upper-division Business Electives** 3
Total Hours 30


*Accounting Internship will not count towards the accounting elective requirement.

**Information Systems 211, 221 and 231 may not be used as Business Electives.

***Accounting majors are required to take Accounting 461 and Business Law 301 as part of the common business core.

Four Year Plan

Accounting Four Year Sample Plan - PDF



Patrick Baker
  • Dr. Yu-Ho (Shannon) Chi

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • 731-881-7248
    134 Business Administration
Dr. Yu-Ho (Shannon) Chi
Richard B. Griffin
  • Dr. Ben Le

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • 731-881-7572
    4 Business Administration
Dr. Ben Le
Mary Geddie
Darlene A. Adkins
Patricia Norton


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