Program Details

The Bachelor of Accounting is a highly focused degree program that provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to enter the accounting field. 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.


We can help you 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

Requirements

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 224Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON 220Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program
Total Credit Hours:36

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

BUSN 105Introduction to Business

4.5

MKTG 205Principles of Marketing

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310Managerial Accounting

4.5

ACCT 311Principles of Financial Accounting

4.5

ACCT 315Intermediate Accounting I

4.5

ACCT 320Intermediate Accounting II

4.5

BUSN 311Quantitative Methods and Analysis

4.5

FINA 310Financial Management

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Specialization Options

ACCT 420Cost Accounting

4.5

ACCT 430Taxation

4.5

ACCT 435Auditing

4.5

ACCT 440Accounting Information Systems

4.5

ACCT 445Government/Institutional Accounting

4.5

ACCT 450Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants

4.5

ACCT 460Professional Accounting

4.5

ACCT 499Program Capstone

4.5

FINA 412Risk Management

4.5

Total Credit Hours:40.5

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Financial Management

This course examines the key components of financial decision making: valuation and risk management. Students will examine the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management, and project risk management.

Quantitative Methods and Analysis

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.

Risk Management

The course deals with uncertainties of outcome resulting from the financial market and the strategies that enable an organization to manage the risk associated with it. Topics include identifying major financial risks such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit, commodity, and operational risks, how they are measured and global initiatives in financial risk management.

Taxation

This course will provide the students the fundamentals of individual income taxation. A background of accounting courses is not essential for this course. The course may be of special interest to non-accounting majors. Topics include exemptions, exclusions, and deductions available to the individual. These concepts will aid the student in the preparation of an individual tax return.

Auditing

This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment as the future of the auditing profession.

Accounting Information Systems

This course focuses on the study of concepts and terminology of accounting information systems and their use in decision making in accounting and auditing. The course also covers Information Technology (IT) fundamentals, responsibilities and business implications.

Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants

This course is an examination of moral and ethical issues within the accounting professional. Topics include ethical behavior and decision-making in the context of professional codes of conduct.

Government/Institutional Accounting

This course exposes students to governmental and not-for-profit accounting practices, in the areas of financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing and routine governmental bookkeeping.

Professional Accounting

This course is an introduction to the accounting profession including the institutional, legal and regulatory framework of accounting, the role of accounting associations and institutes, traditions, and the availability of diverse career options.

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ACBSP

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your meaningful in the marketplace.

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