Business Administration
4-Year Track

The 4- year track accounting program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers in industry, finance, government, and non-profit organizations. The program includes course work which prepares students for work in such areas as financial management, financial reporting and analysis, internal auditing and management consulting. A Bachelor of Business Administration is awarded after completion of degree requirements.

5-Year Track

The five-year program prepares students for careers in public accounting as Certified Public Accountants (CPA). In order to become certified in the State of Georgia, candidates must have 150 semester hours of college education. During the fifth year, students complete thirty additional semester hours of accounting and non-accounting Masters’ level education that prepares them for work as objective outsiders for their clients, providing such services as auditing and assurance services, environmental accounting, forensic accounting, information technology services, international accounting, consulting services, and personal financial planning and tax advisory services. Please refer to the graduate portion of the catalog for a detailed description of the Master of Accounting program.

General Information
College of Business Administration
GPA Requirement 2.5
Department Website School of Accountancy
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Accounting
Possible Employment Settings
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Banks/Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Government Agencies
Occupational Opportunities
  • Accountant, Governmental, Cost or Trust
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Budgetary Control Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Controller
  • FBI or CIA Agent
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRS Investigator
  • Loan Administrator
  • Professor
  • Securities Broker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Underwriter


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GSU Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Accounting Association Accounting Association
Institute of Internal Auditors Beta Alpha Psi
Institute of Management Accounting Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Government Accountants Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise)
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc Delta Sigma Pi
American Society of Fraud Examiners
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 10/23/2017

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