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Bachelor of Accounting

The AIU® Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) 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.

  • Next Start Date

    January 4, 2016

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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Learnings & Outcomes
Career Path
  • Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting degree program can provide students with an applicable foundation of fundamental knowledge and skills, including 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.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

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

    AIU's business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

  • In this specialized curriculum, students can have an opportunity to gain a broad overview of the accounting system and exposure to the subfields of micro and macro economics, cost accounting, managerial accounting and accounting in finance and taxation.

    Specialization courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they can acquire focused knowledge and skills common to accounting professionals in today’s modern business world. For example:

    • In Professional Accounting, students can be introduced to the accounting profession including the institutional, legal and regulatory framework of accounting, the role of accounting associations and institutes, traditions.
    • In Introduction to Risk Management, students can have an opportunity to examine uncertainties of outcome resulting from the financial market and the strategies that enable an organization to manage the risk associated with it.
    • In Auditing, students can explore concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today’s auditors, and students may learn to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment.

  • 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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