Business Administration in Accountancy (BSBA)


Departmental Admission Requirements

New Students and Transfer Students

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BSB in Accountancy.

Current Students - Admission in Good Standing

Students must have both:

  1. Earned a 2.8 cumulative GPA (students with an established UofL GPA may not include grades for coursework at another institution in consideration for admission); and
  2. Completion of MATH 111 College Algebra - QR  or completion of MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 

General Education Requirements  

General Education Requirements 131
One of the following MATH courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR 23
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 301Business Communication3
BUS 201Career Development1
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
BSTA 201Business Statistics3
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
General Electives 6
Business Breadth
FIN 301Corporate Finance3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 301Management and Organizational Behavior3
CLAW 301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
MGMT 401Operations Management3
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 Gen Ed hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Accountancy Depth
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 310Introduction to Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 315Taxation for Business Entities 3
ACCT 397Co-op in Accounting I 53
ACCT 320Managerial Cost Accounting3
ACCT 411Capstone Seminar in Accounting - CUE3
ACCT 430Auditing Theory and Practice3
MGMT 404Project Management3
Accountancy Electives
Accountancy Electives are optional
Financial Statement Analysis
Advanced Accounting Problems
CPA Prep: Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
CPA Prep: Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
CPA Prep: Taxation and Regulation (REG)
CPA Prep: Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP)
CPA Prep: Information Systems and Controls (ISC)
CPA Prep: Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR)
Taxation of Individuals
Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting
Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Business Electives (not Accounting)3
Minimum Total Hours30
Supporting Courses
General Electives (Electives total assumes use of College requirements to satisfy General Education requirements)12

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in their major within the College of Business.

Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone Seminar in Accounting - CUE

College/School Requirements include six hours of the General Education (3 hours Quantitative Reasoning and 3 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences).  A courses satisfying the General Education Oral Communication requirement (COMM 111, COMM 112 or HON 214 ) are required as prerequisite for BUS 301, but is not included in the required coursework.


If MATH 205 is taken, there will be 4 total hours of math, reducing the amount of elective credit required to complete the degree.


Completes 3 hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirement.


The following will also meet the statistics requirement:  MATH 109, PSYC 301, SOC 301.


Co-op may be taken over more than one semester. No more than 3 credit hours may count towards the degree.  If a Co-op can not be completed, students can petition for an exception. 

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
MATH 180
Elements of Calculus - QR
or Calculus I - QR
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Year 2
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
BUS 201 Career Development 1
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
One of the following: 3
Contemporary Moral Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Medical Ethics
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - SBH, D2
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
Select one of the following: 3
BSTA 201 Business Statistics 3
Introduction to Social Statistics - QR
Introduction to Social Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
Quantitative Analysis - QR
Year 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 315 Taxation for Business Entities 3
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
ACCT 310 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 320 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
Business Elective (non-Accounting) 3
General Elective 3
Year 4
ACCT 430 Auditing Theory and Practice 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Advanced Accounting Problems
Taxation of Individuals
Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting
Co-op in Accounting
ACCT 411 Capstone Seminar in Accounting - CUE 3
MGMT 404 Project Management 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Minimum Total Hours123

The Flight Plan outlined above is intended to demonstrate one possible path to completing the degree within four years.  Course selection and placement within the program may vary depending on course offerings and schedule, elective preferences, and other factors (study abroad, internship availability, etc.). Please consult your advisor for additional information about building a flight plan that works for you.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan, and which requirements are still outstanding. Degree audits also take transfer credits and test credits into account. "What-if" reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

Flight Planner
The Flight Planner tool is available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan to graduation.  Advisors have access to review your Flight Planner and can help you adjust it to ensure you remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.

To create these reports:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Select the appropriate report.
    1. To run a Degree Audit report, click on "View my Degree Audit."
    2. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."
    3. To run a Flight Planner report, click on "Use My Flight Planner."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, create a What-if report, or run a Flight Planner report.