The Program in Depth

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.

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:


This course will provide the students the fundamentals of individual income taxation. A background of accounting courses is not essential for this cou...

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This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated...

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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 audi...

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Course content subject to change

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

AIU’s Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) program is not programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

What do employers say about AIU graduates?

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say AIU graduates show leadership skills. 1

9 out of 10

employers feel AIU graduates are strong problem solvers. 1

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say they are likely to hire another AIU business graduate. 1

1 2013 AIU Employer Experience Research. Conducted by Breakthrough Insights, Naperville, IL

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Classes start January 4th!