traditional undergraduate on campus

Professional Accountancy

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Business Administration in professional accountancy equips you for a career in public and/or private accounting in a variety of settings for government, corporate, small business or not-for-profit organizations. This program offers the foundational coursework and hands-on experience with the latest accounting programs and technologies you’ll need to succeed in the accounting field. 

Program Benefits

  • 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 the skills you need to be competitive in the job market. 
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.


What to Expect

Trevecca’s professional accountancy program is a concentration within our Bachelor of Business Administration degree that has been preparing students to serve in the accounting field since 1973. This program prepares you for a career in public and/or private accounting in settings that range from government to non-profit organizations. 

Your coursework equips you to clearly and effectively communicate accounting information with clients and business partners. It also prepares you through hands-on experience with the latest accounting programs and technologies. You’ll learn from engaged and accessible professors in small class sizes. Trevecca also has a strong community of accounting alumni who can help connect you with incredible internship and networking opportunities. 

Following your graduation from the program, you’ll be qualified to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our graduates enjoy exceptional CPA pass rates as well as excellent job recruitment and placements at local, regional and national accounting firms like PcW and EY and at some of the largest healthcare companies like HCA and Parrallon. You can review the disclosures for the CPA licensure program 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.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your professional accountancy degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.


Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Career Opportunities

With your degree from Trevecca, you’ll be well-prepared to meet the growing need for professional accountants. More specifically, your degree from Trevecca prepares you for roles in these areas:

  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting
  • Consulting
  • Accounting information services
  • Cost and managerial accounting
  • Financial planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International banking and finance
  • International law
  • Financial analyst
  • Environmental accounting
  • Internal auditor
  • Fraud examiner
  • Federal and state and local accounting
  • Non-profit accounting


Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.*

English Composition I
ENG 1020

Emphasizes the recursive writing process through appropriate determination of subject, audience, purpose, and style, with correct usage of grammar, punctuation, and logical organization. Students will use appropriate technologies for writing and learning.

English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
ENG 1080

Emphasizes intellectual and analytical reasoning through reading and writing assignments. Includes instruction in library and research technologies and the writing of a research project.

Speech Communication
COM 1010

A study of the principles and practices of effective human communication, with emphasis placed on public speaking. The course emphasizes the critical thinking and skill development necessary for effective speech. Listening skills are included in the study.

Financial Stewardship
BUS 2010

Provides the student with a basic understanding of his or her economic environment and the basic principles and tools of personal financial management. Emphasis will be placed on personal financial planning, including budgeting, managing personal debt, insurance, taxes, investments, and real estate. When possible, topics will be analyzed and discussed from a Christian perspective.

Introduction to Health and Wellness
HPE 1500

Designed to assist the student in their understanding and development of a healthy lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on the components and behaviors that promote lifelong, positive outcomes in the five dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Includes a fitness laboratory component. Fee charged.

Introduction to Biblical Faith
REL 2000

An introduction to Biblical faith and literature designed to help the student acquire a knowledge of the basic content of Scripture as well as be able to employ basic Bible study skills.

Christian Tradition
REL 3000

An introduction to theology as it has developed in the history of the church with a view to understanding the relation between faith and life. Special attention is given to understanding the doctrine of holiness.

Fine Arts
MUS 1500

Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.

Business Analytics and Intelligence
ITI 3250

Enterprises today gather massive amounts of data that are archived using a variety of storage systems and technologies. Organizations now realize the value of accessing, synthesizing, and analyzing that vast data store to create business value. The ability to transform this data into business information that will enable managers and executives to make informed strategic business decisions has now become essential to business competitiveness. Using a variety of innovative analytical tools, the student will learn to harness the power of data to solve business problems as well as suggest new directions to create value for business.

Microcomputer Accounting Applications
ACT 2250

An introduction to computerized accounting systems providing hands-on experience with major accounting systems commonly found in computerized accounting including: general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statement analysis, depreciation, inventory, and payroll systems.

Faculty-Led Academic Research Experiences (FLARE)
ACT 3333

Intensive participation as a team member in the completion of a scholarly research or creative project. A faculty member will lead each project and will mentor students throughout the project. Enrollment is limited; application is required, and students are selected by the faculty member leading the project. For more information, see the Quality Enhancement Plan section of the Catalog.

CPA Problems
ACT 4330

Semiannual CPA examination problems of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are analyzed. Directed study.

CMA Problems
ACT 4335

Certified Management Accounting (CMA) examination problems will be studied and analyzed under the supervision of an accounting professor.

Career Internship in Accounting
ACT 4510

Accounting service laboratory (on-the-job experience) under faculty direction. Graded S/U.

Special Topics in Accounting
ACT 4700

A study of specialized accounting topics not otherwise covered in the existing accounting curriculum. Emphasis may be placed on new and emerging accounting issues or on existing specialized accounting standards, concepts, and procedures. This course is designed to provide students an avenue in which they may pursue additional accounting topics for further professional development in a given area of accounting. This course is available only to accounting majors.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUS 2300

Designed to teach the student concepts and skills needed to succeed in an entrepreneurial venture. It will include understanding unique characteristics an entrepreneur should possess, and it will view marketing, economics, finance, accounting, management, communication and legal issues from a small business perspective.

Advanced Public Speaking
COM 4000

Gives students practical experience in the preparation and presentation of the speeches that are usually required in business and the professions. Areas of instruction include speech making, oral reading of reports, and speech for radio and television.

Leadership in the 21st Century
BUS 2500

Focuses on foundational leadership theories with an emphasis on the roles of leader, follower, and situation. Content concentrates on leadership development, leadership traits and behaviors, followership, and situational factors that impact leadership. Leadership theory will provide a solid foundation for informing future leadership practice.

Foundations of Cybersecurity and Forensics
ITI 2380

Because of increased cyber threats on financial, health, and other information, securing what is important to us has become a priority to companies and individuals. This course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to wide range of cybersecurity issues confronting organizations today and the methods by which practitioners can secure a business environment. Since significant investments are being made in the security of networks and the IT infrastructure today, specific emphasis is placed on global network based threats and vulnerabilities. Other topics include physical security, access control, authentication, authorization, data security and integrity, encryption, recovery, computer forensics, penetration testing and business continuance. Students will learn about and work with firewalls, network security, application security, email security, and tools for securing, monitoring, and auditing the IT environment.

Foundations of Networking Infrastructure
ITI 2190

As an exponential number of devices are added to the global network, including cameras, thermostats, and security systems, the ability to understand how the Internet of Things (IOT) works has become paramount to both the individual and to the corporate environment. This course is designed to introduce the student to a wide range of network architectures, infrastructure, and configuration options. Throughout the course the student will explore the concepts of physical and virtual environments and network designs as well as the knowledge required to manage these complex environments. The course will cover the topics of wired and wireless networking including system virtualization, virtual local area networks, and network hardware and software.

Human Resources Management
BUS 3040/COM 3040

Emphasizes the role of human resources management in an effective organization. Topics include personnel planning, recruitment, selection, training, and performance appraisal, among others.

Introduction to Healthcare Management
BUS 2350

Introduces students to the healthcare industry and explores significant challenges of healthcare management. This course examines various issues within healthcare, such as cost management, healthcare financing, disease management, information technology, the regulatory environment, the pharmaceutical industry, human resource issues, ethical issues, and health reform. Students also explore various healthcare settings (such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics) and research job opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Any MKT course numbered above 3100 or any MAT course numbered above 1080

General Education & BBA Core — 79-80 hours

General Electives to total 150 — 7 or 8 hours

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