Program Details

Our Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting combines core courses in business fundamentals with in-depth study of accounting principles, concepts, regulatory law and budgeting. Plus, you can develop key managerial skills such as team leadership and management tactics.

We can help you learn 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
  • Understand the relationship between macro and microeconomic concepts and their application in 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

General Education

BUSN 125 Applied Business Mathematics

4.5

COMP 101 Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ECON 220 Microeconomics

4.5

ECON 224 Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL 106 English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107 English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205 Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

PRES 111 Presentation Essentials

4.5

SCIE 206 Biology

4.5

SCIE 207 Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210 Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 58.5

 

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I

4.5

BUSN 105 Introduction to Business

4.5

BUSN 150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4.5

MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310 Managerial Accounting

4.5

BUSN 311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis

4.5

FINA 310 Financial Management

4.5

MGMT 310 Management and Leadership of Organizations

4.5

MGMT 315 Survey of Human Resource Management

4.5

MGMT 305 Management Information Systems

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 27

Specialization

Accounting

ACCT 311 Principles of Financial Accounting

4.5

ACCT 315 Intermediate Accounting I

4.5

ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting II

4.5

ACCT 420 Cost Accounting

4.5

ACCT 430 Taxation

4.5

ACCT 435 Auditing

4.5

ACCT 440 Accounting Information Systems

4.5

ACCT 445 Government/Institutional Accounting

4.5

MGMT 499 Program Capstone

4.5

About the Industry

From entertainment and sports to education and government, accounting-related careers are found in a variety of industries. According the U.S. Department of Labor, accounting jobs in these industries are in demand. In fact, by the year 2024, accounting and auditing jobs are expected to increase by as much as 11% from 2014.1

With a strong job outlook and a growing need for qualified employees possessing a knowledge base in economics, accounting in finance and taxation, cost accounting and business accounting, a career in an accounting-based field could be right for you.

Public Accounting

Completing a broad range of accounting tasks for clients, this may include companies or individuals. Tasks may include examining financial records for accuracy, preparing tax documentation, maintaining financial records, and making recommendations to reduce cost, increase revenue, and improve profits.

Management Accounting

Completing many of the same day-to-day tasks that fall under public accounting, those within this field work within a company to record, examine and analyze the financial information for that specific organization.

Government Accounting

Those in government accounting, ensure that the financial activities conducted by government agencies or private businesses regulated by federal, state, or local government are in line with regulations and taxation.

Internal Auditing

Conducting official examinations of organizations' financial practices to help eliminate waste, reduce fraud, and identify any possible mismanagement of funds.




1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited March16, 2016).

Some Courses You'll Take

When working toward your Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. Classes include:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting

    This course focuses on the underlying concepts, ethical, regulatory and business environment of financial reporting with an emphasis on measurement, v...

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  • Intermediate Accounting I

    Intermediate accounting I provides a combination of professional language and vibrant pedagogy to facilitate the transition from financial principles ...

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  • Intermediate Accounting II

    This course covers the fundamentals of management accounting, including cost accounting, how to develop and use information for costing products and s...

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AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your meaningful in the marketplace.

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