2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting
School/Department Name: Knox School of Accountancy
Hull College Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Center
Allgood Hall, N112
The accounting program provides significant exposure to courses in business, finance, and management, and is designed to give students an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. Bachelor level students are given a broad background of accounting classes to provide the basic tools to pursue an accounting career. Should a student want to specialize in specific areas, he or she would need to pursue a Master of Accountancy program that allows specialization in audit, taxation, or systems.
The Knox School of Accountancy program prepares students for careers as professional accountants in private, public, or governmental organizations. In addition to the pursuit of an accounting career, an accounting education provides excellent background for non-business professions such as law, and is helpful for advancement to top-level management. Students are highly encouraged to participate in internships and experiential opportunities to increase their marketability upon graduation.
The Hull College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Over $100,000 is awarded in scholarships annually and accounting students are eligible for all Hull College of Business scholarships and Knox School of Accountancy scholarships. Interested applicants should visit the Hull College of Business website for more information.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB international. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB. More information can be found at www.betagammasigma.org.
Admission into the James M. Hull College of Business
All aspiring undergraduate accounting students entering the university are admitted as Pre-Accounting majors until they meet the pre-requisites to gain admittance into the Hull College of Business.
Pre-Accounting majors will need to satisfy the following requirements for entry into the Hull College of Business: (1) completion of at least 45 semester hours; and (2) completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better and an overall GPA of 2.5 or above in these seven courses: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1111, MATH 2210, ACCT 2101, ECON 2106 (or ECON 2105) and MINF 2201. Students may retake any of these courses and only the highest grade in the course will count toward the minimum required GPA.
Students transferring into the Hull College of Business as Pre-Accounting majors are only allowed to transfer up to three Junior/Senior Common Courses and no more than two of the Major Emphasis Courses as approved by the College.