traditional undergraduate on campus

Accounting

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting equips students with a comprehensive knowledge base to succeed in various contexts. A strong focus on technology allows students to learn and use the latest accounting software packages and spreadsheet and database programs.

Program Benefits

  • Graduate with the skills you need to be competitive in the job market. 
  • Connect with a strong network of accounting alumni. 
  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience, and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Gain access to the 40,000+ businesses of Nashville where internship and employment opportunities abound.

What to Expect

Trevecca’s accounting degree prepares you to succeed with comprehensive curriculum and up-to-date instruction in the tools of the field. Our program emphasizes technology, allowing you to learn and use the latest accounting software packages as well as spreadsheet and database programs. 

As part of our program, you’ll reap the benefits of our strong reputation. Since 1973, Trevecca has been graduating accounting professionals who rank among the best in the nation and who have an excellent job placement rate. Recent graduates have landed positions at PwC, HCA, KraftCPAs, Lattimore Black, Ernst and Young and Surgery Partners. Read more about how our graduates rank among the best in the nation here.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

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Career Opportunities

With your Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting degree, you’ll be ready to excel in the job market in positions like these:

  • Internal auditor
  • External auditor
  • Public accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Government accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Budget analyst

Our Faculty

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Course Descriptions

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Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 3110

An in-depth study of generally accepted accounting principles in relation to reporting financial information to external users. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting theory and concepts for the development of the income statement and balance sheet. Theoretical and conceptual discussion focuses on accounting standards, fundamental characteristics of accounting information, and recognition and measurement of financial information. This course also includes a comprehensive review of the accounting cycle. Additional topics include the time value of money, cash, receivables, and inventories. This course is the first of a three part series required of all accounting majors.

Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 3120

The second course of a three part series required of all accounting majors. Continuation of the theoretical and conceptual discussion for the development of the income statement and balance sheet. Topics include property, plant, and equipment; depreciation and depletion; intangible assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity including stock transactions and retained earnings; dilutive securities, earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, and accounting for income taxes.

Intermediate Accounting III
ACT 3130

The final course of a three part series required of all accounting majors. Continuation of the theoretical and conceptual discussion for the development of the income statement and balance sheet. This course also includes discussion for the development of the statement of cash flows. Topics include pensions and post-retirement benefits, leases, accounting changes and error analysis, full disclosure of financial reporting including interim and segment reporting, and financial ratio analysis.

Cost Accounting
ACT 3310

A study of accounting for manufacturing concerns and service organizations in order to collect, organize, process, and report economic data for the use of decision makers. Traditional job costing, processing costing, and standard costing systems are presented as well as new measurement systems such as quality costing, activity-based-costing, just-in-time inventory, backflush costing, and non-financial performance measures. Additional topics include budgeting, variance analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost allocation.

Accounting Ethics, Fraud and Careers
ACT 3500
Students completing this course will have a comprehensive understanding of how to make ethical and moral decisions involved with the accounting profession. Students will delve into the Fraud Triangle and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and will study the great fraud cases of our time. In addition, accounting careers will be explored in depth and class time will include guest speakers currently working in the accounting field.
Tax Accounting
ACT 4100

Income tax accounting with emphasis on personal and small business procedures.

Advanced Accounting
ACT 4200

A study of the advanced financial accounting problems. Topics include partnerships, joint ventures, branch accounting, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign currency transactions and reporting, bankruptcy, and estates and trusts.

Auditing Concepts, Principles, and Procedures
ACT 4400

A study of generally accepted auditing standards for the financial accounting reporting function of businesses. Topics include the audit function, standards, audit procedures and documentation, internal control, reports to clients, and professional ethics. Types of audits and other professional services are discussed.

Computer Applications Using Spreadsheets and Databases
ITI 2020

Designed to review the basics and give the student an in-depth understanding with hands-on experience in using electronic spreadsheets to support business needs. In addition, this course will introduce the student to relational databases and require practical, hands-on application of many of the functions available with database technology.

Information Systems in Business
ITI 3600

This course provides a managerial understanding of hardware, software, networking, and database technologies to form a foundation for formulating the value proposition delivered by timely and accurate information. Automation, transaction processing, management information, decision support, business intelligence, and enterprise resource planning systems will all be addressed. In short, students will examine how information systems can be utilized in the management of business knowledge and processes, as well as the potential to contribute to competitive advantage.

Life, Calling, and Purpose
INT 1100
Students will begin a journey of self-awareness where they can identify their individual gifts and talents while considering how God can use their uniqueness within their field of interest. Goals of the course include building community, understanding leadership and service, and evaluating God's calling. Required of all first-time freshmen (those enrolling with less than 24 hours) who are younger than 24 years of age and have not taken a similar course at another accredited institution.

*The required course INT 1100 Life Calling and Purpose (3 hours) is included in these general elective hours for those students who enter as first-time Freshmen (those enrolling with less than 24 hours).

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.