College of Business and Aviation

Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, and Finance

About the Divison

The Division of Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, and Finance offers four programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): the BBA in Accountancy, the BBA in Computer Information Systems, the BBA in Finance, and the BBA in Insurance and Real Estate. The Division offers night courses, online courses, and workshops to serve the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students.

Accountancy

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting Overview 

The Accountancy program at Delta State is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The curriculum is reviewed periodically by a group of accounting practitioners to insure that our graduates are kept up to date on the latest accounting standards, trends and techniques.


Program of Study

A BBA degree in Accountancy requires a total of 124 semester hours. Please refer to the Degree Requirements and the Degree Checklist for the suggested course sequence for the BBA degree in Accountancy.

Students enrolled in the Accountancy program are required to earn at least a “C” in all Accountancy classes.

Upon completion of the Accountancy degree, graduates are eligible to sit for the internationally recognized Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations. Both examinations are designed to be entry level exams into the management accounting and the internal auditing professions.

Many Accountancy students wish to pursue the professional Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. However, the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy mandates at Rule 2.2.1 that individuals earn 150 semester hours of college credit to be eligible to sit for the CPA examination. Furthermore, accountancy courses must be completed in the following areas: financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial or cost accounting, and governmental or not-for-profit accounting. Delta State offers all of these courses at the undergraduate level. Though an Accountancy student can earn a BBA degree with 124 hours of college credit, additional hours must be taken to reach the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination. So, an Accountancy student has several choices:


Double major in Accountancy & Computer Information Systems

Computer and technology skills have become more important to accountants. Accordingly, the DSU curriculum reflects an increased emphasis on computers and information systems. A student may major in Accountancy and Computer Information Systems (a double major) with careful planning. Graduates with this double major are very marketable in the workforce.

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)


This graduate program provides an in-depth, advanced study within the field of accountancy for individuals engaged in, or seeking careers in, public accounting, industry, and government.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Integrated Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

These graduate programs provide a broad understanding of business fundamentals required of business organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. The curriculum enables students to build upon the foundation of business concepts in the areas of financial reporting, analysis, and markets; domestic and global economic environments in organizations; creation and distribution of goods and services; and human behavior in organizations.

A student may enter the graduate program at the end of the junior year and take two graduate courses in the senior year to apply toward the Master’s degree.


Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Accountancy from Delta State provides world-wide opportunities for a great career.

  • CPA firm partner or owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Controller
  • Staff accountant
  • Professor or Dean
  • Government Agency employee
  • Law school entry to become an employee

To further enhance careers, the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) degree or the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can prepare students for leadership positions in organizations around the world.


Minor in Accountancy Overview

The College of Business currently offers a minor in Accountancy.


Program of Study

Completing a minor in Accountancy at Delta State University requires a total of 18 semester hours of accounting courses, including ACC 220 & 230 Financial Accounting l & ll.

Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Computer Information Systems Overview 

A Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from Delta State University is a well respected degree nationwide. Our focus is teaching the use of information systems to gain a competitive advantage in business. Instruction and projects center on applications, infrastructure, and business technology. Graduates of Delta State University’s CIS program serve as information systems managers of major corporations. They work in all types of businesses in hundreds of firms all across the country. A Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems can be the beginning of a great career.


Program of Study

To complete a degree in Computer Information Systems at Delta State University requires a total of 124 semester hours. The program is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The curriculum is reviewed periodically by a group of information systems professionals in order to ensure that our graduates are kept up to date on the latest technological and programming trends and techniques.

Students enrolled in the Computer Information Systems program are required to maintain at least a “C” average in their major, with no grade below a “C” in all major classes.


Career Opportunities 

CIS graduates have career opportunities nationwide. Today’s employers are seeking out graduates with backgrounds in both business and computer information systems. Delta State’s program provides the skills needed to succeed in the professional world. Companies like Baxter Healthcare, Viking Range Corporation, INFOWORKS, Techinfo, Inc., Monsanto, Microsoft, Google, International Paper, Saks Fifth Avenue and many others have hired Delta State CIS alumni.


Minor in Computer Information Systems Overview

The College of Business currently offers a minor in Computer Information Systems. To complete a minor in Computer Information Systems at Delta State University requires a total of 24 semester hours of Computer Information Systems courses:

  • CIS 205 Microcomputer Applications l
  • CIS 210 Programming Fundamentals
  • CIS 300 Management Information Systems
  • CIS 351 Project Management
  • CIS 331 Systems Analysis & Design
  • CIS 335 Decision Support Systems
  • CIS 361 Data Communications/Networking
  • CIS 455 Database Project

Finance and Economics

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance Overview 

The Finance program is designed to provide students knowledge about modern financial institutions in today’s economy. The Finance program trains students to become effective managers in banking institutions, corporate finance departments, securities brokerage houses, and financial planners. The Finance program at Delta State is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The curriculum is reviewed periodically by a group of financial practitioners to insure that our graduates are kept up to date on the latest financial trends and techniques.


Program of Study

All Finance majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course in their field of concentration and maintain an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.


Special Programs

  • Financial Planning – Successful completion of the Finance program at Delta State will qualify students to sit for the national Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam.
  • Certified Cash Manager Associate Program – Successful completion of the FIN 403 Working Capital Management course will qualify participants to sit for the national Certified Cash Manager (CCM) exam.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Finance from Delta State provides world-wide opportunities for a great career.

  • Business or Personal Financial Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Bank Management
  • Lending Analysis
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Consulting Services for Business and Government
  • Government Agencies

Minor in Economics Overview 

The College of Business currently only offers a minor in Economics. Completing a minor in Economics at Delta State University requires a total of 18 semester hours of economics courses, including ECO 210 Macroeconomics and ECO 211 Microeconomics.