Online Accounting Degree Program
Enroll in this accredited online accounting degree business program to access coursework that is available anywhere, any time. Flexible online accounting courses help you fit your education into your busy schedule. Our ACBSP-accredited online bachelor’s degree in business with a specialization in accounting program delves into managerial practices and global operations and their relationships with accounting practices and conflicts, providing an immersive business education.
What can you do with an online accounting degree?
AIU’s online accounting courses cover the fundamentals of business administration with a specialized accounting curriculum that includes economics basics, principles of business operations, and legal and ethical conflicts in business. AIU’s online accounting classes can help you prepare to assess a company’s financial health, make informed decisions, leverage contemporary technology and data in the field, and more.
This program is designed for working adults who are looking for an education with a strong foundation in business principles and a deeper understanding of key accounting concepts and practices.
Prerequisite for an online bachelor’s degree in accounting?
There are no prerequisites to enroll in AIU’s online accounting degree program and American InterContinental University doesn’t require an SAT score to apply. AIU’s online accounting classes are designed with busy people in mind, so you can pursue your bachelor’s in accounting online while tending to other responsibilities, like your family and job.
You may be able to earn your accounting degree online sooner than you think. You can transfer in up to 75% of qualifying degree credits, saving you more time and money1. We also honor your eligible work and military experience by offering degree credit for qualifying training1.
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American InterContinental University, AIU, is part of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
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Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5 ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5 ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5 ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5 MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5 UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5 UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5 UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5 General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5 Humanities (2 Courses) 9 Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9 Total Credit Hours: 58.5
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5 ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5 BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5 BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5 BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5 FINA310 Financial Management 4.5 MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5 MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5 MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5 MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5 MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5 MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 54
A combination of any 10 undergraduate courses
Total Credit Hours: 45
Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.
Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, as one of the Humanities requirements; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.
General Business Administration TrackCredits
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I 4.5 ACCT320 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5 ACCT420 Cost Accounting 4.5 ACCT435 Auditing 4.5 ACCT440 Accounting Information Systems 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Total Credit Hours : 180
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, helps the student prepare 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.
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.
This course will provide the students with the opportunity to work to develop 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 are structured to aid the student in the preparation of an individual tax return.
This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and helping students prepare 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.
This course is designed to explore 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 is designed to provide 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 opportunity to explore 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.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/specialization 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.
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What is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in Accounting?
AIU’s BBA degree program with a specialization in accounting is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing a career path in the business accounting field. This unique degree program emphasizes financial reporting, business concepts, ethics, regulations, measurement, and valuation and presentation of asset-related items in a business environment.
How long does it take to earn a BBA with a specialization in accounting?
Our bachelor’s degree programs are designed as 48-month programs. However, many factors can impact your time to completion. The time it may take you to earn your BBA degree can be influenced by course loads proficiency and/or transfer credits, and breaks.
What kind of courses will I take to earn a BBA degree?
As you work to complete your BBA degree with a specialization in accounting, you will be immersed in courses such as: Quantitative Methods and Analysis; Managerial Accounting; Auditing Information Systems; and Financial Management.
When can I begin my specialization in accounting classes?
Courses for the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Specialization in Accounting start approximately every five weeks. Your actual start date is based on several factors, including receiving academic and financial documentation.
How many credits are required to graduate from the BBA degree program?
The BBA degree program consists of 180 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Please see the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
Why should I pursue a BBA with a specialization in accounting degree?
Upon earning your specialized BBA degree, you should have an understanding of the key components of the accounting system and work to gain exposure to the sub-fields of economics, cost accounting, taxation, business accounting, and accounting in finance. This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study and can help you work to develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to accounting professionals in today’s business environment.
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- 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 Tuition Rate – 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, visit 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
*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
Classes Start June 7, 2023