East Tennessee State University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accountancy is designed for students wanting a general degree in accounting.The mission of the Department of Accountancy is to teach students to become competent and critical thinking professionals who can maneuver through technology advancements and drive an ethical culture.
Through providing accounting discipline knowledge, the program seeks to assist students
• Developing problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Communicating effectively
• Thinking critically and strategically
• Understanding and using technology
Graduates of the B.B.A. program may choose to pursue ETSU’s Master of Accountancy degree, a 33-hour graduate program that meets educational requirements for certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Internal Auditor.
Why Choose ETSU?
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of accounting and business programs worldwide have received this prestigious accreditation.
The Accounting Department also maintains a supplemental accounting accreditation by AACSB, which provides an elevated quality assurance system for their program. Out of 856 business institutions accredited by AACSB, East Tennessee State University’s Accounting Department is one of only 188 institutions worldwide that hold this additional specialized accreditation.
Accounting Fast Facts
The CPA credential is highly respected and internationally recognized. To potential employers, it means high ethical standards, valuable expertise, a superior education and exceptional skills.
Networking and Experience Opportunities
Accounting Networking Night, an annual recruiting event sponsored by the Department of Accountancy, is usually held in mid-late September at the Millennium Centre which is conveniently located across the street from the ETSU campus. Networking Night typically offers the 15-20 firms and corporations in attendance the opportunity to interact with over 100 BBA and Master of Accountancy students regarding projected openings for internships as well as full-time hiring.
Accounting majors who have passed a tax class have the opportunity to serve in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides income tax assistance to lower income taxpayers. Students provide tax return preparation for these individuals during February, March and April of each year, after undergoing IRS training for the program. In 2019, over 100 tax returns were completed free of charge by the students participating in our VITA program.