The Degree That Prepares You for the Accounting Career You Want.

The fully online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting degree program from West Virginia State University focuses on fundamental theories and concepts in the fields of business administration and accounting. The specialized accounting curriculum features coursework that provides students with the tools and competencies required for effective problem solving and decision making in accounting careers. With this degree, you will learn to think critically about relevant business topics and communicate effectively in the modern workplace. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

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Course List

General Education Requirements

35-40 credit hours

Business Core

33 credit hours

  • Business Information Skills
  • Business Statistics
  • Math Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Business Law I
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Finance
  • Senior Business Seminar
Accounting Concentration

24 credit hours

  • Cost Accounting
  • Personal Income Tax Procedure
  • Business Tax Topics
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting
Cognate Courses

12 credit hours

  • College Algebra
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Writing for Business
Elective Requirements

11-16 credit hours


Upon graduating from this program, you will be qualified for many careers in the accounting field, one of the most stable career fields in the United States in terms of outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants earn an average salary of $67,000 per year. Professionals in this field can expect to see faster than average job growth through 2024. Other potential careers for accounting graduates include:

  • Controller
  • Business analyst
  • Auditor
  • Certified public accountant (with successful completion of the CPA exam)
  • Tax specialist