May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.B.A.

Raghavan Iyengar, Chair
Telephone: (919) 530-7378
Office:  324 C.T. Willis Building


Chair’s Message

Welcome to NCCU School of Business Accounting Department! In an information age and globalized economy, the most valuable resource is information; information that is relevant, reliable and useful for investors, lenders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions. Accounting is the language of business that provides critical, far reaching, information about a firm’s income, financial position, cash flows and relative position within the industry.

NCCU accounting graduates are among the best as evidenced by their success in professional certifications such as CPA, and CMA. Many of our accounting graduates have gone on to pursue post-graduate studies such as Law, MAcc and MBA. NCCU accounting graduates have also been placed in firms such as IBM, CISCO, Sysco, Caterpillar, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.

Accounting faculty at NCCU are also known regionally for their research and teaching. NCCU accounting faculty members have published in nationally recognized journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Strategic Management Journal, Accounting Organizations and Society and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. We, at NCCU, take special pride in teaching. Class sizes are small with an average student teacher ratio of about 15:1. Teaching is personal and faculty members know most of our students by names.

NCCU is also very active in professional organizations, especially North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Our students attend the annual NABA conference for internships, scholarships and job placements.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, staff, students and alumni, I welcome you to discover NCCU Accounting, the success stories of our graduates and discuss with us the rewarding careers that await our accounting graduates.

Raj Iyengar
Chair, Accounting Department


1. 120 Credit Hours:

Complete a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all course work completed at North Carolina Central University. Complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.

2. General Education Requirement:

I. Communication Skills (9 credit hours)

II. Mathematics and Science (9-11 credit hours)

IV. Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)

V. Health and Wellness (4 credit hours)

VI. Social and Career Enhancement/Development (2 credit hours)

3. Program Requirements:

Departmental requirements:

Major Core Requirements:

All candidates for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) degree are required to satisfactorily complete the Core Business Requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and with no more than two courses with a grade of “D.” 


Complete each prescribed course of the major or concentration and departmental electives requirements with a grade of “C” or better.


Concentration Requirements

Complete each prescribed course of the major or concentration and departmental electives requirements with a grade of “C” or better;

See academic advisor to get approved Accounting electives.


4. Additional Requirements

Program Notes:

Each course used to satisfy the unrestricted electives may be selected from among all the courses offered by the University.

Students must obtain prior written approval.

Four Year Curriculum Plan

The Accounting BBA introduces students to accounting theory and concepts, the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, and the techniques of financial analysis, as well federal income tax theory as it pertains to individuals and corporations. 

Freshman Year:

Sophomore Year:

Junior Year:

Senior Year:

Clubs and Organizations

NABA (National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.)

As a nonprofit membership association, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals by providing leadership and technical training, as well as networking and career opportunities. Follow us on Instagram This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. The following nine individuals who met that month were determined to “make a difference” and let their voices be heard. The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is an American nonprofit professional association that represents the interests of more than 200,000 black professionals in furthering their educational and professional goals in accounting, finance, and related business professions. Student members are served throughout the organization’s 200 chapters around the country.