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Accounting, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Accounting is one of the highest demand professions for new graduates of any area in today’s market. James Madison University's School of Accounting will prepare you to be an active and engaged business professional. 

Overview

If you choose to pursue the B.B.A. in Accounting at  James Madison University, you’ll take a combination of accounting, business and general education courses to prepare you for a variety of careers, ranging from auditor, business analyst and cost accountant to tax adviser, controller and systems consultant. 

Mission

The School of Accounting is committed to preparing students to be active and engaged citizens who are able to apply accounting and business knowledge for the betterment of individuals and organizations. We value an environment of educational excellence in which:

  • Students develop both technical and interpersonal skills necessary for successful professional accounting careers;
  • Faculty create and disseminate meaningful intellectual contributions and actively participate in the academic and professional communities; and
  • Stakeholders, including alumni, recruiters and others, desire long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with the school.

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate accounting program is to prepare students for entry into high-quality graduate programs and for positions in business that do not require postgraduate education. Since the B.B.A. degree is part of the College of Business, it reflects the distinctive competencies of the college. In addition, the program delivers foundation accounting courses to all students in the College of Business and to students in a variety of programs across the university.

The school also offers a Master of Science in accounting. Its mission is to prepare students for success in the accounting profession by strengthening the students' technical expertise, enhancing their understanding of professional responsibility and improving their business skills necessary to compete in today's complex and ever changing business environment.

Goals

The accounting faculty has identified strategic and tactical goals in three major areas: learning objectives for students, intellectual contributions for faculty and service to our profession and the community.

Career Opportunities

The programs of study offered by the accounting program provide an educational experience intended to prepare students for a variety of careers in the accounting, financial, auditing, consulting and information systems fields. Some of the job titles held by graduates of our program include the following:

  • Audit Partner
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Comptroller
  • Computer Systems Consultant
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Division Controller
  • Forensic Accountant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics 
  • Introduction to Microeconomics 
  • Introductory Calculus 
  • Calculus 
  • Managerial Accounting 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Academic requirements

If you are applying to join the University directly, you must have at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 to join James Madison University.

Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music or studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

English language level

You can join your university degree program of choice directly if you already meet the university’s entry requirements of IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 81.

In addition to the Application for Admissions, an applicant must submit:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Schedule

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    23650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrisonburg

  • 1050 - 1720 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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