The BUA department strives to prepare students to take their places in society and to thrive in whatever roles they choose. The successful student who completes the program will:

  • be able to analyze problems and formulate appropriate solutions;
  • be able to communicate ideas effectively;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic content of the functional areas of business:
    • accounting,
    • economics,
    • finance,
    • international business,
    • management, and
    • marketing.

The Department is committed to providing a broadly oriented professional education to prepare students for careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Our major in Accounting contains a large number of required core courses that provide our students the basic skills in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of Business Administration. In addition to this broad introduction to the primary functional areas of business, the accounting courses in the major provide a solid preparation for students who seek careers in accounting or related fields. A student majoring in a departmental program will be required to maintain a minor in an area of interest outside the department. If a student wishes to have more than one departmental major, there must be three courses or nine semester hours in each departmental major that are not counted in any other major.

Please note: Additional tuition charges are waived for students taking greater than 18 hours when:

  1. The student is required to take credit hours in excess of what is needed for graduation in order to meet professional certification requirements (ex: CPA exam).
  2. The student is a senior.
  3. The student meets the standard academic requirements for overload approval.
  4. The academic dean approves.


(B.S. degree) Sixty-three hours required. Fifty-one hours in Business Administration and Economics including BUA 210, 211, 300, 310, 311, 318, 326, 330, 335, 336, 348, 353, 413, 415, 450; ECO 221 and 223; plus twelve additional allied hours consisting of MAT 109 and 111; COMM 115; and PHI 325.

Fifth-Year Program in Accounting (for students seeking to become Certified Public Accountants) Option 1: B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown College and a MS in Accounting or MBA from a public university (agreement in place with University of Kentucky). Option 2: B.S. in Accounting plus additional 30 hours from Georgetown College. Interested students should consult an accounting advisor to select the best courses under this option.

For course descriptions, please see Business Administration.