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Bachelor of Accounting

Students who intend to pursue careers in the accounting field must familiarize themselves with today's accounting policies, practices and technologies. American InterContinental University offers such education in the form of its Bachelor of Accounting program. Read on for more information.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for this program should be detail-oriented and possess excellent communication and numerical skills. Moreover, they should be prepared to learn accounting information systems and to examine actual cases. Applicants to American InterContinental University should have earned a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

As accounting majors in this American InterContinental University program, students can focus on upper- and lower-level financial and business courses as well as accounting specialty courses. Enrollees have opportunities to learn the differences between preparing federal tax forms for individuals and corporations, and to differentiate between cost, tax, and managerial accounting practices. In addition, the degree program is designed to teach students to properly use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) when compiling financial statements such as balance sheets and income statements for clients. The GAAP guidelines are considered standard among corporations and Certified Public Accounting organizations.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length:

56 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Accounting:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

BAcc Lower Division Core Courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Macroeconomics

Bacc Upper Division Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
  • Managerial Accounting

Accounting Specialization Courses

  • Management Information Systems
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants
  • Professional Accounting
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Government / Institutional Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Master's degree programs exist for students who want to increase their leadership, critical-thinking, and communication skills. Those who want to teach accounting might even pursue a doctoral degree. Graduates of this American InterContinental University might investigate programs such as:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accounting
  • Ph.D. in Accounting

Career Paths:

Careers in accounting are typically found in the government, non-profit, and corporate sectors, although some accounting professionals go on to begin their own firms or become partners in accounting enterprises. New graduates may seek entry-level positions such as:

  • Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Business consultant
  • Corporate accountant
  • Not-for-profit accountant
  • Government accountant

American InterContinental University does not guarantee employment or salary.