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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major, BS in Business Administration – Dual Concentration with International Business

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The University of Tennessee has one of the leading accounting programs in the nation. The program emphasizes the conceptual and applied understanding of business information and prepares students for careers in accounting and business.

The faculty strongly encourages students who desire to become professional accountants, such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), to continue their formal education in UT’s full-time, eleven-month Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, which is described in the University’s Graduate Catalog. 

The primary objective of the 30 semester-hour MAcc program, which typically includes 24 graduate-level semester hours of accounting and 6 hours of business, is to prepare students for careers as professional accountants. MAcc students select a specialty area in (1) audit/controls or (2) taxation. 

Taken together, the BS and MAcc programs provide graduates not only with two academic degrees, but also with the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam as well as the academic preparation to begin successful careers as professional accountants. Most states, including Tennessee, require 150 semester hours of education to sit for the CPA exam. At UT, students may earn 120 semester hours in the undergraduate program and then 30 hours in the MAcc program, for a total of 150 semester hours. The accounting faculty strongly encourages MAcc students to take the CPA exam as soon as they qualify.

The UT undergraduate accounting program offers its majors an opportunity to participate in two full-time, highly-structured internship programs. The faculty strongly encourages accounting majors to participate in one or both programs. The first internship program (summer program) emphasizes internships in industry. The industry internship occurs during the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. The second internship program (spring program) emphasizes internships with public accounting firms. Public accounting internships occur during the spring of the student’s fourth year and are designed for those students who intend to enroll in UT’s MAcc program. Both internship experiences are full-time and offer relevant work assignments and significant compensation.

The undergraduate accounting curriculum prepares students for entry into the MAcc program. If taken alone without the MAcc program, the four-year undergraduate curriculum helps prepare students for business careers in which accounting knowledge is particularly important, such as internal auditing.

The undergraduate accounting curriculum introduces students to the major functional areas of accounting (financial, managerial, etc.).The curriculum also requires students to choose a three-course collateral area in one of four areas that closely complement a career in accounting — finance, information management, international business, or logistics. 

The UT accounting program has separate accounting accreditation from AACSB International and is one of the first accounting programs to have earned this designation. As an accredited program, the UT accounting program continuously meets or exceeds a rigorous set of international accreditation standards and is peer reviewed on a regular basis.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration • Accounting Major • Dual Concentration with International Business


First Year

Hours Credit
1, 2Written Communication: ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
3Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 123 *, MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *, MATH 142 * 6 or 8
Cultures and Civilizations: Intermediate Foreign Language* 6
Natural Sciences* 6 or 8
Social Sciences* 3
Oral Communication: CMST 210 *,  *, CMST 240 *, or  * 3

Second Year

4ACCT 200  3
4Social Sciences: ECON 201 * 4
Written Communication:  ENGL 255 *,  *, or ENGL 295 * 3
4STAT 201  3
4BUAD 201  4
4Arts and Humanities* 6
5Non-US History 3
6Electives 3

Third Year

BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  4
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342  4
Ethics: PHIL 243 , PHIL 244 , or PHIL 443  3
ACCT 301  3
4FINC 301  3
4BUAD 353  3
BUAD 361  3
INMT 341  3
ACCT 321  3
IB 489  0

Fourth Year

ACCT 311  3
BULW 301  3
7International Business 12
4MGT 402  3
6Electives 7-11

Total 120


* University General Education Requirement .

1 Must be completed by the end of the First Year.

2 Students who complete ENGL 118  with a grade of A or B will complete their first year composition requirement by choosing ENGL 102  or a second-year literature course in the English Department. If the second-year literature course appears on the Arts and Humanities list, the course may also be counted toward the Arts and Humanities requirement.

3 MATH 125  or MATH 141  are prerequisites for STAT 201 , which is taken during the second semester of the Second Year. As a result, either Mathematics 125 or 141 must be completed by the end of the first semester of the Second Year. Students testing into MATH 100   or MATH 119  must complete these courses during their First Year to ensure that MATH 125  or MATH 141  can be completed during the first semester of the Second Year. Students who have not completed MATH 125  by the end of their First Year should take MATH 125  in the first semester of their Second Year, prior to taking MATH 123 .

4 Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will complete the honors versions of these courses: ACCT 207 , ECON 207 , BUAD 207 , STAT 207  , FINC 307  , BUAD 357 , and MGT 407 .

5 One course from: AFST 235 , AFST 236 ; HIST 241 , HIST 242 , HIST 247 , HIST 248 , HIST 255 , HIST 256 , HIST 261 , HIST 262 ; LAMS 251 , LAMS 252 ; MDST 201 , MDST 202 .

6 Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will fulfill 10 hours of electives with the following courses – BUAD 217 , BUAD 317 , BUAD 417 , BUAD 427   , and BUAD 497 .

7 Any four courses chosen from IB 409 , IB 419 , IB 429 , IB 439 , IB 449 , or IB 459 .


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