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BA in Accounting

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program at Ashford University have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in key accounting principles and applications. Find out more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective applicants to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program should have some experience in the field. They should also have a strong interest in business and management. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program offers students the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of fundamental principles and procedures for financial accounting, managerial accounting, and cost accounting. Students can learn about balance sheets, inventories, intangible assets, liabilities, pensions, investments, mergers and acquisitions, federal income tax laws, and auditing procedures. Additional coursework includes microeconomics, business law, and statistics for managers. Students could also elect to add a specializations option in business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international management, operations management, project management, and public administration.

This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and its online students have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as an online speaker series and webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program:

Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)
  • CGD 218: Visual Literacy in Business (3 credits)
  • ACC 205: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 206: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 305: Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 306: Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUS 308: Statistics for Managers (3 credits)
  • ECO 204: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • BUS 401: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • ACC 310: Cost Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 380: Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ACC 401: Federal Income Taxes I (3 credits)
  • ACC 407: Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACC 410: Auditing (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program have the opportunity to enroll in a master's degree program in the field. Some of the topics that may be covered in a master's degree program include financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and assurance. Many of these degree programs also allow students to pick a select number of electives in their chosen area of interest.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Management (Accounting)

Career Paths:

It is important to note that students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program must first pass the CPA exam and meet any state requirements before beginning work. State requirements for prospective accountants, auditors, and other related professions may vary, so students are encouraged to seek out the requirements in the state in which they plan to work.

Some possible career paths may include:

  • For-profit businesses
  • Banking
  • Tax preparation
  • Non-profit organizations

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Special Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of any accounting degree program by itself does not qualify a student to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination. This designation requires that you pass a licensing exam in your state and have experience in the field. Requirements vary by state, so students are encouraged to research the requirements for the state in which they plan to become licensed. Information on how to research each state's board's requirements can be found at:

http://www.aicpa.org

Students in the accounting degree program may also wish to seek a Certified Management Accountant designation. Information on the CMA exam can be found at their website:

www.imanet.org

Students should understand that a degree program is different from an exam preparation course and they may need more education in addition to work experience in order to successfully pass the examination.