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    May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major, BS in Business Administration – Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program


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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 is to prepare students for careers as professional accountants. MAcc students select a specialty area in (1) audit/controls or (2) information management or (3) 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 and/or CISA 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 and CISA exams 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 first internship program emphasizes internships in industry. The second internship program emphasizes internships with public accounting firms. Both internship experiences are full-time and offer relevant work assignments and significant compensation.

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 five areas that closely complement a career in accounting – business analytics, finance, information management, international business, or supply chain management. 

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.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting Major – Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1,2ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
3Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
4MATH 123 *, MATH 141 *, or MATH 147  3-4  
3Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
BUAD 100   1  
Term 2
1,2ENGL 102  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
3Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
MATH 125 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148  3-4  
3Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
MGT 202   3  
Term 3
ACCT 203  or ACCT 208   3 2.5 cumulative GPA 
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
ECON 211 * or ECON 217  3  
ENGL 255 *, ENGL 257 *, or ENGL 295  3  
5Unrestricted Elective 2  
EF 203   3  
Term 4
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.5 Cumulative GPA and completion of following courses with C or better: MATH 123 *-MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *-MATH 142 *; CMST 210 * or CMST 240 *; ENGL 255 * or ENGL 295 *; ACCT 203 ; ECON 211 *; ECON 213 *; STAT 201 * or STAT 207 *; MGT 202  
INMT 242   3  
ECON 213 * or ECON 218  3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
ACCT 204   3  
BUAD 200   1  
Term 5
ACCT 311   3 INMT 242  
BUAD 331 , BUAD 332   4  
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342   4  
INMT 341   3  
BUAD 300   1  
Term 6
ACCT 414   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
EF 303   3 ACCT 311  
FINC 301   3 BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  
5Unrestricted Electives 2  
ACCT 431   3  
Term 7
5Unrestricted Elective 3 ACCT 414  
BUAD 205  or ECON 305  or MGT 311  or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252  3 INMT 341  
BULW 301   2  
EF 437   3  
BUAD 453   4  
Term 8
EF 438   3 No milestones
BUAD 405   1  
5Unrestricted Electives 8  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets 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 *, a sophomore-level course in the English department, or ENGL 355 *. If the sophomore-level English course appears on the Arts and Humanities list, the course may also be counted toward the Arts and Humanities requirement.
3 Chosen from the University General Education list .
4 Students who have already completed MATH 132 * with a C or better may substitute that for MATH 141 *.
5 Any courses not already required for the major. Students who plan to enter the Master of Accountancy program will need to take ACCT 411  and ACCT 481  to fulfill six hours of electives. ACCT 411  and ACCT 481  are prerequisites to the MAcc program.

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