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Program Overview

Program Overview

Learn the language of business with a major that has plenty of career potential. Organizations are looking for well-rounded leaders who can provide solutions, unique ideas and positive outcomes. We'll make sure you gain the outstanding academic credentials you need to sit for the CPA exam. Our program emphasizes financial reporting, financial analysis, international business and management decision-making. Learn from accounting faculty with decades of experience in firms and in-house accounting departments.

Develop your professionalism with internships in Nashville. Learn to think globally by studying abroad with your classmates. We have long-standing partnerships with some of the largest firms in the U.S. So become part of one of the most respected programs in Tennessee. With our 100 percent job placement rate, you can rest assured you'll get the job you want and need.

Courses

Courses

All majors in the B.B.A. degree must complete the following courses:

  • AC 2503: Financial Accounting 
  • AC 2513: Managerial Accounting 
  • BA 3403: Enterprise Systems and Analytics 
  • BA 3703: Business Communication 
  • BA 3803: Business Ethics 
  • BA 4503: Business Policy and Strategy 
  • EC 2413: Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 2403: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENT 2503: An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business
  • FI 2503: Business Analytics
  • FI 3503: Principles of Finance
  • MG 2013: Business Statistics
  • MG 3503: Principles of Management
  • MG 3613: Legal Aspects of Business I 
  • MK 3503: Principles of Marketing
  • OSCM 3503: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MA 1113: College Algebra or MA 1123 or MA 1135 or MA 1314 or MA 2053

Select three hours (one course) from the following international courses:

BA 3603: Fundamentals of International Business 
AC 4803: Global Business, Culture, and Travel to [insert destination]
FI 4803: Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination]
MG 4803: Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] or
MK 4803: Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination]

EC 2413 and MA 1113 are also included in the general education requirements.

24 hours are required in addition to core requirements:

AC 3503: Intermediate Accounting 
AC 3513: Intermediate Accounting II 
AC 3573: Federal Income Taxation 
AC 4113: Principles of Auditing  
AC 390V: Internship in Accounting (1-10) 

A grade of “C” or higher is required for all upper-division accounting courses included in the major. The course must be re-taken if a grade lower than “C” is received.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Nashville

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

  • Brian Masterson

    Brian Masterson

    Assistant Professor

    Brian Masterson is the Chair of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department in the College of Business and is a tax attorney in the Nashville office of Butler Snow LLP....

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  • Marcy Binkley

    Marcy Binkley

    Instructor in Accounting

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  • Mark Jobe

    Mark Jobe

    Associate Professor

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  • Jeff Mankin

    Jeff Mankin

    Assistant Professor

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  • Perry Moore

    Perry Moore

    Director, Graduate Business Programs

    Perry Moore is professor of accounting and director of graduate business. He is a CPA, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is certified in Risk Management...

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  • Alisa Peters

    Alisa Peters

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Alisa Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department in the College of Business.  Prior to joining the Lipscomb faculty, Peters practiced in the areas of commercial...

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Career Paths

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

Lawyers

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.