B&SC Code: BACT
CIP Code: 52.0305
Available online in all states except NY
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program prepares graduates to begin a variety of accounting and financial related careers in business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations. Employment opportunities include financial accountant, staff accountant, internal auditor, tax accountant, management accountant, financial analyst, financial manager, revenue analyst, budget analyst and business manager.
Graduates will gain an understanding of the accounting industry and will develop the interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills required to manage workplace problems and situations. The well-balanced curriculum coupled with the diversified educational training will prepare graduates to be successful in today’s accounting industry.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Recognize the commonalities between financial theory and tax law and the economic and social policy issues of taxation.
- Record and report financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Solve technology challenges, maintain systems, analyze data, and communicate results using business related computer applications.
- Judge appropriate ethical behaviors that follow the laws and regulations applicable to accounting practice.
- Integrate theory, knowledge and technology to interpret financial and non-financial information to aid decision makers within an organization.
- Justify the contributions of the increasingly internationally diverse society and defend its global and economic impact.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.