Accounting (BBA)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
College of Business, Leadership, and Ethics
Sample Plan

Viterbo’s accounting program has an excellent reputation for developing students’ technical and leadership skills in this exciting and ever-changing profession. Often described as the language of business, accounting is a lucrative field that is in high demand in the business world. Students will learn to keep pace with the latest trends in technology, increased government regulation, tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the ongoing restructuring of corporations.



  • All students pursuing the BBA degree must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the major requirement courses, and students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses. If a grade of CD or below is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is achieved. Students pursuing the business education major must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in all business and education coursework.
  • All transfer students seeking an undergraduate degree offered by the Dahl School of Business must earn a minimum of 15 credits of business coursework at Viterbo University.
  • Students completing a bachelor completion degree may not concurrently double major or double degree in a major offered as a traditional student major. 
Learning Outcomes
  • Apply principles of various business disciplines to solve complex issues using strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate sound ethical decision-making skills to identify, analyze, and resolve workplace issues in financial accounting, auditing, and taxation.
  • Communicate clearly and objectively and understand that these skills are critical in the accounting profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and analyze the impact of changes in relevant requirements, constraints, and competitive practices.

The Servant Leadership Embedded Certificate is embedded within the Business Core curriculum. Students will practice ethical decision making, learn to communicate through storytelling, develop contemplation and discernment, understand how to build community and how to support the Common Good.

  • Practice ethical decision-making
  • Communicate through storytelling
  • Develop contemplation and discernment
  • Understand how to build community and support the Common Good
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Social Justice and Equity course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.

Accounting (transfer agreements) Major (Bachelor of Business Administration)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must have been earned after May 2006 for Western Technical College (WTC) graduates. Students may not begin these specifically-articulated transfer programs or be considered a student in these programs until the AAS degree has been completed and documented on the technical college transcript. A student who did not complete the AAS degree could instead complete the requirements of the general major, and any completed courses of the AAS would count toward the major, but in order to come into this articulated transfer agreement program, the AAS must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo. The student cannot be dually enrolled.

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (32-52 credits) – see core curriculum section of catalog
  • Major requirements (28-48 credits) – see below
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level

Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Western TC - Accounting

ACCT 311, 312, 418, 425, BLAW 343, 450, COMM 105, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 492, MKTG 351

Western TC - Financial Services

ACCT 311, 312, 313, 321, 415, 416, 418, 425, COMM 105, MGMT 341, 447, 449, 492