Accounting and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.

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Degree & Major: Accounting and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.
College Name: Terry College of Business
Department Name: J.M. Tull School of Accounting
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The undergraduate major in International Business is offered only as a co-major along with any other major within the Terry College. The following paragraphs provide information on the International Business and Accounting co-major.

The major in Accounting is designed to give the student an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. All Accounting majors must take 24 hours of required courses.

A growing number of foreign and U.S. companies transact a significant portion of their business through international channels. More and more businesses must go abroad to find new markets as domestic markets mature. Even those corporations conducting business strictly in this country have to compete with foreign imports and for foreign labor. As a result, major corporations that are taking advantage of international opportunities have a competitive edge.

The Terry College of Business has designed its International Business program to provide opportunities for students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers. The program also assists students in developing an understanding of the business processes and institutions of the international economy.

The curriculum is designed to develop a deep knowledge of a functional area as well as a strong concentration in a foreign language. In addition to the basic undergraduate business curriculum, international business co-majors are also required to take three of the following seven courses: Diversity in a Global Environment (BUSN 4650), The International Business Environment (ECON 4040), International Finance (FINA 4810), Internship in International Business (INTB 4800), International Legal Transactions for Business (LEGL 4900), International Strategic Management (MGMT 5560), International Marketing (MARK 4700), and Globalization and IT (MIST 5780). In addition to the BBA requirements, all students co-majoring in International Business must satisfy an international immersion requirement, such as a study abroad program, an internship in International Business, or additional foreign languages.

With careful planning, students can complete the co-major within the current 121 hours required for graduation. For further information, go to

Career Opportunities: Students in this major are prepared for accounting careers in private, public or governmental organizations.

Accounting education also provides an excellent background for non-business professions such as law, and is a sound basis for advancement to top-level management positions.
of Transfer Students:
Students should expect to commit to a minimum of four semesters to complete the required courses when they begin the major-level accounting courses.

Students are expected to have completed the equivalent of ACCT 2101, Accounting Principles I, within one year before enrolling in ACCT 5000, Intermediate Accounting I; longer intervals may require a review or "audit" of the Accounting Principles material.

Students are encouraged to participate in Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary accounting fraternity, and NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants.

All Accounting majors will prepare for their job search with information provided in ACCT 5700. Recruiting activities are highlighted with an Accounting Career Fair held fall semester.
Special Requirements: Any individual wishing to work in public accounting will be required to take the Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam). More information can be found here:
Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded at the annual Spring Accounting Banquet. These awards are sponsored by various public accounting firms, industry, and organizations that support accounting education.
Internships: Internships are an integral part of the program; however, they are not required and are not guaranteed to a student.
Student Organizations: Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary accounting fraternity.

NABA is the National Association of Black Accountants.
Available Graduate Programs: Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Five-Year (BBA/MAcc) Program
Double Dawg for non-accounting BBA majors wishing to pursue a MAcc degree