UIW BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration | Accounting

Accounting Degree at UIW

ClocktowerIn Accounting and Auditing, we record, present and interpret the results of business transactions. Accounting is the language by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position, and changes in cash and equities by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Because thousands of investors, lenders, workers, regulators and others depend and rely on the financial statements and other reports we audit or prepare, in addition to the clients and employers we work for directly, we honor the public trust.

If you want a challenging environment where you can compete with the best, and where strength of character matters, accounting may be right for you. Our degree plans, based on core competencies identified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, are designed to prepare you with the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam and enter the realm of professional accounting. Our curriculum is intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession.

Curriculum – Accounting Concentration

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA in Accounting, a student must complete each of the following:

A. 45 semester hours of Core Business Classes. Click here to view core business classes.

B. 15 semester hours of the following required Accounting courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 3312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 3313 Cost Accounting
ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
ACCT 4314 Auditing

C. 9 semester hours selected from the following Accounting courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3316 Taxation of Entities
ACCT 3317 Accounting Systems
ACCT 3318 Fraud Examination
ACCT 3319 Internship
ACCT 3321 Advanced Federal Income Tax
ACCT 3345 International Accounting


Click here for the Accounting 4-Year Degree Plan

Minor in Financial Planning (Accounting Majors Only)

The Financial Planning minor is designed to provide Accounting students an opportunity to gain an understanding of current topics in financial planning as well as to develop the necessary skills to prepare comprehensive financial plans. Students who complete the required courses will fulfill the education requirements to be eligible to take the Certified Financial Planner exam.

The financial planning minor consists of 21 semester hours:

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
BFIN 3310 Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning
BFIN 3326 Risk Management & Insurance
BFIN 4310 Estate Planning
BFIN 4315 Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits
BFIN 4381 Financial Planning Capstone*

Minor in Accounting

To fulfill the requirements for a Minor in Accounting students must complete 15 semester hours.

A. 6 semester hours of the following courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II

B. 9 semester hours of upper division accounting electives. Course prerequisites must be observed.

CPA Examination

To qualify to sit for the CPA examination, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires a degree, and at least 150 semester hours including (a) 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses, (b) 24 hours of approved upper division business courses, (c) an approved three hour course in ethics, and (d) a minimum of 2 semester hours each in both business communications and business or tax research. Students are responsible for meeting these requirements. The requirements change from time-to-time. Consult the TSBPA for more information.


Enhancing the Academic Experience

Accounting students frequently are leaders of the Accounting Society, the Business Club, and join our honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Our students also participate in the volunteer tax assistance program -VITA (tax preparation assistance outreach program). Most accounting students learn on the job by participating in at least one internship. We train people to leverage technology, to think critically, and to be concerned and enlightened citizens who can become professional accountants.

Participation in the Accounting Society, Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged. Through these organizations, students ply their skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community.

Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the U.K. and the Netherlands. View study abroad opportunities.


Earning Potential

For more information, please contact:

Dr. April Poe
Coordinator | Accounting Program
(210) 829-3181


Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: