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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Specialization in Accounting provides the student with a broad understanding of business fundamentals and a deep knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. 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.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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    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.

  • 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.

  • AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with a Specialization in Accounting is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in business fundamentals and an in-depth study and real-world focus on application of accounting principles and concepts to make effective decisions in today's dynamic business environments.

    Students will acquire communication, team building and leadership skills, and be able to recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts. They will understand the importance of harnessing the power of current technology within organizations to improve businesses and be able to use mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary accounting practices.

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