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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to secure your future with one or more concentrations in accounting.

Today’s corporate leaders rely on skilled accountants to ensure their businesses remain efficient and profitable. It’s why accountants are so sought after by employers and why, according to the Bureau of Labor, the median salary in 2020 for accountants and auditors in top industries was $73,560.
 
UAFS’s unique Bachelor of Business Administration program, which is fully accredited by AACSB International, offers accounting concentrations that provide you with a curriculum in core, professional, and public accounting concepts. You’ll learn how to analyze and prepare financial statements, interpret data, solve ethical dilemmas, and much more. 
 

What can I do with a Bachelor of Business Administration that features an accounting concentration?

Earning your B.B.A. with an accounting concentration prepares you to enter the thriving financial world. You’ll have the skills necessary to begin as an accountant and the foundational knowledge to explore related and specialty careers such as:

  • Auditing
  • Budget Analysis
  • Cost Estimators
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Management
  • Forensic/Investigative Accounting
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Top Executives

The demand for accounting professionals is expected to grow about 4 percent over the coming decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. 

Those in the profession rank accounting as a major with high upward mobility and above-average flexibility. Graduates employed in public accounting will likely be required to hold the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation. 

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

120

 

Concentrations (select two)

Core Accounting Concepts
This 12-hour module is recommended for students who seek careers as bookkeepers, payroll accountants, or business owners/managers. Courses include Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, Accounting Information Systems, and Tax Accounting.
 
Professional Accounting Concepts
This 12-hour module is recommended for students who seek careers as financial analysts, managerial accountants, controllers, and financial planners. Core courses (9 hours) include Intermediate Accounting II, Advanced Accounting, and Audit with an additional choice (3 hours) of Governmental Accounting, Tax Accounting II, Forensic Accounting, or an accounting internship. 
 
Public Accounting Concepts
This 12-hour module is recommended for students seeking careers as certified public accountants, certified management accountants, auditors, tax accountants, and chief financial officers. Courses include Governmental Accounting, Tax Accounting II, Forensic Accounting, Business Analytics, Law of Commercial Transactions, Law of Business Organizations, and/or an accounting internship.

 

Certificates of Proficiency

This 9-hour program provides you with foundational coursework in intermediate, cost, and tax accounting. All hours earned with this credential transfer into the B.B.A. program. A GPA of 3.0 is required for the three courses included in the Accounting Fundamental certificate. 
 
This 18-hour program expands upon the Accounting Fundamentals certificate and provides more advanced coursework in auditing, accounting, tax, and governmental accounting as well as an option for an internship. A GPA of 3.0 is required for the courses included in this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • apply core knowledge in business and technical expertise to solve business problems and communicate solutions to diverse audiences
  • integrate and apply functional business knowledge
  • understand the impact and importance of the global marketplace
  • effectively communicate
  • relate leadership styles and skills to business situations

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accredited

UAFS is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an accomplishment achieved by less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide. Only the best schools can meet the consistent, demanding requirements of earning AACSB accreditation – the highest standard of quality in the world.

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