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Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

AIU® offers an industry-relevant BBA program with an in-depth specialization in Accounting that focuses on all aspects of financial reporting including business concepts, ethics and regulations. Emphasis is placed on measurement, valuation and presentation of asset-related items in a business environment. The combination of core business courses and focused, practical courses on accounting methods and principles allows the student to develop a broad knowledge of business fundamentals along with specialized accounting skills.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Accounting to complete the upper division's core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-relevant knowledge and skills common to many of today's accounting professionals. Accounting is an essential function for all profit and not-for-profit operations.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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    Successful completion of the BBA with a specialization in Accounting can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making.
    • Apply team building and leadership skills.
    • Apply mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions.
    • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions.
    • Discuss current operations management practices and principles used in the current business environment.
    • Explain macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and how they relate to the management of domestic and global organizations.
    • Discuss the implications of technology and the Internet on today's businesses.
    • Communicate effectively in business situations.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Plan and control operations through budgets, responsibility centers and cost management.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students can learn the key components of the accounting system and gain exposure to the sub-fields of economics, cost accounting, taxation, business accounting and accounting in finance.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of the courses dedicated to Accounting. It can help students develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to accounting professionals in today's business environments. For example:

    • In Intermediate Accounting II, students can learn the fundamentals of management accounting. This course will cover cost accounting, how to develop and use information for costing products and services, decision making, operational budgeting and performance evaluation. This course also provides an update on recent developments in the field.
    • In Cost Accounting, students can conduct an advanced study of the concepts and techniques used by management accountants to assist decision makers within the organization. Areas covered include process accounting, job-order accounting, measuring quality costs, activity-based costing and evaluating performance.
    • In Accounting Information Systems, students will focus on the study of concepts and terminology of accounting information systems. Students will explore the use of accounting information systems and how they impact decision making in accounting and auditing. The course also covers information technology fundamentals, responsibilities and business implications.


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete the Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) will have received the informational and skill grounding necessary to pursue a career as a professional accountant.

    Students will review the basic business principles and current industry best practices, engage in activities designed to apply these ideas and information in real-world settings, as well as receive the opportunity to grow and develop leadership and communication skills.

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