UIW BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration | Accounting

Accounting at UIW

Students HEBSBAIn 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.


Why Accounting?

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. 

  • Careers in Accounting

    Professionals with an BBA in Accounting have a wide variety of career paths from which to choose. Here are just a few:

    • Internal Auditor
    • Staff Accountant
    • Revenue Agent
    • Business Analyst
    • Assurance Manager
    • Deputy for Audit
    • Accounting Supervisor
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Attributes of an Accounting Professional

    Mathematical Reasoning  The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    Oral Comprehension  The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Written Comprehension  The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Number Facility  The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    Problem Sensitivity  The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Inductive Reasoning  The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Deductive Reasoning  The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Day-to-Day in Accounting Careers

    Below are small descriptions of daily work activities included in some of the careers listed above:

    • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
    • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
    • Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
    • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
    • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.


Curriculum – Accounting Concentration

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.

The 120-hour BBA in Accounting is intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession. Expand the table below to see a small sample of accounting courses.

  • Accounting Courses

    Taxation of Entities – The basic principles, concepts and methods used to obtain an understanding of income taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts.

    Fraud Examination – How and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved.

    International Accounting – A survey of the financial accounting, managerial accounting, and tax problems of multinational organizations.

    For all courses and descriptions, review the Undergraduate Catalog.

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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:

  1. 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses
  2. 24 hours of approved upper division business courses
  3. an approved three hour course in ethics
  4. a minimum of 2 semester hours each in both business communications and business or tax research.

That is why our Master of Science in Accounting (30-hour degree) fits so well with our 120-hour BBA in Accounting. UIW undergraduate accounting students with at least a B average in their accounting courses automatically have a place reserved for them in the MSA program. The programs are designed to allow students to complete both degrees in five years. Click here to learn more about the MSA program.


The Accounting Society

The Accounting Society at UIW is a student organization that provides valuable opportunities for students to network with one another, as well as members of the San Antonio-area accounting community. Membership is available only to accounting students.

Click here to learn more about the Accounting Society.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. April Poe
Accounting Program Coordinator
(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: