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Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) degree program centers on a comprehensive approach to introducing the discipline of professional accounting to students. The specialized curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, and skills to pursue opportunities in the accounting field. The program culminates in a capstone experience from an accounting practice perspective. Exposure to micro and macro economics, cost accounting, managerial accounting and accounting in finance and taxation are highlighted throughout the curriculum.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) degree program offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field of accounting, as well as the skills and knowledge common to accounting professionals in today's business world. Successful completion 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.

    The Bachelor of Accounting degree program is not accredited by ACBSP.

  • In addition to the general education requirements, this program includes the following courses, taught by industry specialists who bring their experiences and perspectives to their coursework to help prepare you for real-life challenges and opportunities after you graduate.


    • Management Information Systems
    • Quantitative Methods and Analysis
    • Human Resource Management
    • Financial Management
    • Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants
    • Professional Accounting
    • Introduction to Risk Management
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Taxation
    • Auditing
    • Government/Institutional Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems


    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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