Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting

Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Bachelor's Degree
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Entry Requirements

International Student

Application Form

Submit complete application for admission. The principal or headmaster of the school the applicant now attends or last attended must answer all questions on the application form in the designated area. The application form must be accompanied by a $32 non-refundable application fee.

Financial Certification

Applicants must provide proof of their ability to pay expenses. This support can come from the applicant's family or sponsor. The cost of attendance is approximately U.S. $33,854 per year. This total includes tuition, room, food, books, and miscellaneous expenses. The University requires an official statement from a bank, employer, sponsor, or some other official affidavit of support. Financial certification must be sent to the University before an I- 20 can be sent to the student. Applicants can expect to use one-half of the total each semester. Financial certification should come directly from the source. To complete the certificate of financial support please click the appropriate form here: 2012-2013 undergraduate or 2012-2013 graduate.

School Records

Applicants should request transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study from each institution attended. Examples of this include "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Reifezeufgnis, or other school certificates. These records should include an English translation of the subjects studied, grades received in those subjects, and degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned. An explanation of the school's grading system should accompany the transcripts. To be considered official documents, all transcripts must come directly to FMU from the educational institution attended. Students who have completed university work from institutions located outside the U.S. must have those transcripts certified by the World Education Services (WES). More information is available at

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL is required of all international students except those whose native language is English. An acceptable score is at least a 500 (61 on the web version) on the TOEFL. Information about the TOEFL can be found at many schools or at US Embassies, Consulates, or offices of the United States Information Service. If information is not available in the applicant's country, it can be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Box 6161, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6161, USA.


The accounting profession offers many opportunities in private industry, public accounting, and government. The accounting program is designed to assist students in pursuit of accounting careers in a variety of positions and organizations in these sectors.

Private industry offers opportunities for those interested in management accounting, financial management, financial statement preparation, internal auditing, and tax. Approximately fifty percent of accountants work in private industry in manufacturing, retailing, banking, and service. Small, medium, and large companies have positions in these areas that range from junior accountant up to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Public accounting offers opportunities for those interested in auditing, tax, and, consulting. Local, regional, national and international accounting firms have positions ranging from junior accountant up to partner.

Government offers opportunities for those interested in every area of accounting. Positions are at the federal level in the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and many other government agencies. Governmental agencies, like companies, need accountants. Application is made through the civil service program at the federal level. Positions in many areas of accounting are also available in government at the local and state levels.

Professional certifications in the accounting area can enhance your opportunities and career success. Certifications available in accounting include the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified in Financial Management (CFM), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). The accounting program assists student in the preparation for the exams necessary for the certifications. Students can apply to take the CMA, CFM, CIA and CGFM exam with a bachelor's degree, and can apply to take the CPA with 150 credit hours that includes a bachelor degree. Students planning to apply for the CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA, or CGFM certification should contact an accounting advisor for further information.

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