Consult your academic advisor and/or the HPU Catalog for specific degree requirements.
Those entering the accounting department at Howard Payne University will be prepared to enter the accounting profession, work in related fields or attend graduate school. Students can pursue three options in accounting – (1) the traditional major, (2) a special major designed to prepare students to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA), or (3) an accounting major with an emphasis in finance.
The Bachelor of Business Administration – Certified Public Accountant degree program is a five-year, 150-hour program which satisfies the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s requirements. To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, students must have completed 150 hours of college study with at least 36 hours in accounting at the time of application. Students also must fulfill the basic BBA requirements.
The BBA Accounting/MBA Integrated program requires the accounting major to complete 150 credit hours which will satisfy the requirements for both BBA and MBA degrees. Graduates from this program will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.
The business administration department prepares students for marketing and management careers, to teach in business fields, to function effectively in a global business environment and/or to experience success in future graduate studies.
Students majoring in business administration fields will develop skills in critical thinking, decision making, oral and written communications, quantitative analysis and information technology.
Computer Information Systems
The Department of Computer Information Systems at Howard Payne University strives to prepare students for professional careers in computer information systems while also preparing the general student body to become productive participants in our information society.
Those majoring in computer information systems will learn the language, techniques and functions involved in information systems. Students will be prepared for an information technology position, for advanced studies in computer science, software engineering or computer information systems, and to continue in the information technology profession. Those majoring in management information systems will be prepared to plan, design, implement and control the various tools, techniques and systems used to manage information within an organizational context.