The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and an option in Accounting Information Systems. An accounting degree provides great flexibil- ity in career opportunities. Employment possibilities in the accounting profession are expected to continue to grow and expand.
All companies use accounting expertise; therefore, an abundance of job opportunities exist in large cities and small towns. Accounting graduates may decide to work for a business or government agency as an accountant, an internal auditor, or a comptroller. Ex- perience in private and public accounting provides excellent training for top management positions in industry and governmental agencies. An accounting graduate may also decide to obtain necessary licensing and establish their own accounting practice. Services can include not only tax information but also auditing and consulting.
The Accounting degree will prepare students to work in public accounting, private accounting, and govern- mental accounting areas. In 2003, the Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy implemented the 150 hour rule. A student will still be able to graduate with 124 hours from OPSU, but will not be qualified to sit for the CPA exam until 150 hours are completed. The Accounting majors seeking CPA certification will be advised in designing a 150 hour professional program that will meet the appropriate state requirements and enhance marketability.
Accounting and AIS majors are required to complete macroeconomics, microeconomics, and college alge- bra for graduation. A grade of C or better is required for each course in the common Business Core and all business, accounting/AIS classes. A GPA of 2.0 for School of Business electives and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.