The Program in Depth

The AIU® Bachelor of Accounting degree program offers a comprehensive approach to introducing the discipline of professional accounting and is designed to help students learn knowledge, and skills that could help them pursue opportunities in the accounting field. The program culminates in a capstone experience from an accounting practice perspective. Exposure to micro and macroeconomics, cost accounting, managerial accounting, and accounting in finance and taxation as well as core competencies in technology, critical thinking, and communication are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying fundamental and specialized topics in accounting, AIU can give you an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-specific knowledge and skills that can be common to many of today’s accounting professionals.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Prepare required financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Demonstrate the importance of the moral standards embodied in the Code of Ethics of the Accounting Profession, and recognize, understand and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in accounting and business
  • Distinguish between financial, managerial, cost and tax accounting principles and practices and identify the appropriate information to be used in managerial decision making
  • Differentiate between the accounting principles used for federal income taxation of both individuals and business, and evaluate the impact of those differences on the financial statements and managerial decision-making
  • Formulate and communicate the relevant accounting issues in the Sarbanes-Oxley area and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in business situations
  • Design and manage a complete set of accounts for a small to moderate-sized organization
  • Analyze the implications of technology and the Internet on today’s businesses

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Accounting, your classes can include:

  • Survey of Human Resource Management

    This course introduces the principles and strategies for the enhancement of creativity and innovation in addressing business-related issues, by using ...

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  • Financial Management

    This course examines the key components of financial decision making: valuation and risk management. Students will examine the implications of forecas...

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  • Management Information Systems

    This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and us...

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Course content subject to change

Receive College Credit for Your Past Training and Experience

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You can transfer in up to 75% of your qualifying credits, allowing you to save up to 75% on tuition and earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 9 months.

Receive college credit for previous work or military experience that relates to your degree program.

Nearly half of all AIU students earned transfer credit based for previous work, military or educational experience.

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