Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in
Accounting

Business depends on sound accounting practices that meet today’s strict regulatory standards. Our Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting can help you develop a broad business core and gain the knowledge needed to build stronger, more sustainable organizations.

Next Online Start Date:

November 08, 2017

Total Credits:

180

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

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

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ACBSP USNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
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
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Accounting
ACCT311 Principles of Financial Accounting 4.5
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I 4.5
ACCT320 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5
ACCT420 Cost Accounting 4.5
ACCT430 Taxation 4.5
ACCT435 Auditing 4.5
ACCT440 Accounting Information Systems 4.5
ACCT445 Government/Institutional Accounting 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, your classes can 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, valuation and presentation of typical asset-related items.

Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate accounting I provides a combination of professional language and vibrant pedagogy to facilitate the transition from financial principles to the professional accounting world and beyond. This course links accounting principles to the central activities of a business. A user/decision making approach, combined with the necessary coverage of GAAP, prepares the student to understand accounting in terms of a business' activities, which reflects the broadening definition of accounting today.

Intermediate Accounting II

This course covers the fundamentals of management accounting, including cost accounting, how to develop and use information for costing products and services, decision making, operational budgeting, performance evaluation, and other important subjects and provides an update on recent developments in the field.

Cost Accounting

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.

Taxation

This course will provide the students the fundamentals of individual income taxation. A background of accounting courses is not essential for this course. The course may be of special interest to non-accounting majors. Topics include exemptions, exclusions, and deductions available to the individual. These concepts will aid the student in the preparation of an individual tax return.

Auditing

This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment as the future of the auditing profession.

Accounting Information Systems

This course focuses on the study of concepts and terminology of accounting information systems and their use in decision making in accounting and auditing. The course also covers Information Technology (IT) fundamentals, responsibilities and business implications.

Governmental/Institutional Accounting

This course exposes students to governmental and not-for-profit accounting practices, in the areas of financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing and routine governmental bookkeeping.

Quantitative Methods of Analysis

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector's relationship to the principal forces operating in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Program Outline

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

Download program detail PDF

ACBSP USNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
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
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Accounting
ACCT311 Principles of Financial Accounting 4.5
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I 4.5
ACCT320 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5
ACCT420 Cost Accounting 4.5
ACCT430 Taxation 4.5
ACCT435 Auditing 4.5
ACCT440 Accounting Information Systems 4.5
ACCT445 Government/Institutional Accounting 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

For an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration, your classes can 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, valuation and presentation of typical asset-related items.

Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate accounting I provides a combination of professional language and vibrant pedagogy to facilitate the transition from financial principles to the professional accounting world and beyond. This course links accounting principles to the central activities of a business. A user/decision making approach, combined with the necessary coverage of GAAP, prepares the student to understand accounting in terms of a business' activities, which reflects the broadening definition of accounting today.

Intermediate Accounting II

This course covers the fundamentals of management accounting, including cost accounting, how to develop and use information for costing products and services, decision making, operational budgeting, performance evaluation, and other important subjects and provides an update on recent developments in the field.

Cost Accounting

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.

Taxation

This course will provide the students the fundamentals of individual income taxation. A background of accounting courses is not essential for this course. The course may be of special interest to non-accounting majors. Topics include exemptions, exclusions, and deductions available to the individual. These concepts will aid the student in the preparation of an individual tax return.

Auditing

This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment as the future of the auditing profession.

Accounting Information Systems

This course focuses on the study of concepts and terminology of accounting information systems and their use in decision making in accounting and auditing. The course also covers Information Technology (IT) fundamentals, responsibilities and business implications.

Governmental/Institutional Accounting

This course exposes students to governmental and not-for-profit accounting practices, in the areas of financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing and routine governmental bookkeeping.

Quantitative Methods of Analysis

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector's relationship to the principal forces operating in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

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