BBA, Business Administration, Accounting

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Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting integrates the latest academic research on current issues in business while focusing on accounting principles, practices, and techniques. Students will explore business management, communication, and marketing strategies as part of their core curriculum. The accounting degree will focus on cost analysis and budgeting, accounting information systems, income taxation, and financial reporting and analysis. This comprehensive degree program in accounting will provide an innovative and career-relevant curriculum that will prepare students for employment in the global-business marketplace across a wide range of professional fields. According to the US News and World Report, accounting professionals are in the highest demand by top employers. Brandman University offers on-campus and online bachelor’s degree programs in accounting.  Getting an online accounting degree is an affordable and flexible option for busy students.  Brandman also offers an online bachelor's degree in general business, marketing, supply chain systems, finance, and human resources. 

What Jobs Can I Get with my Degree?

Brandman University offers online accounting courses that meet the demands of both students and employers while integrating the latest academic research on current issues in business. It is particularly useful for those who would like to move up in their company or prepare for entry level to middle management opportunities. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in accounting will find employment across a wide range of professional disciplines. While as many as 25% of those who receive a college degree in accounting will go on to work in the tax preparation, bookkeeping, cpa, and payroll services industry, others will find accounting careers in the fields of government, retail, finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. Employers are looking for professionals who are able to analyze and evaluate complex financial situations, with the interpersonal skills and experience to make decisions in a client-based customer-service environment.  A great way to gain experience is to find an accounting internship with a reputable company in your local area where you can learn the latest accounting software and programs. If you want to easily move up in your career, then consider getting an MBA in accounting at Brandman.

The employment growth rate of the accounting field is expected to grow at an average rate, about 13%, through the year 2022; however, the rate of growth and salary expectations in this field are tied closely to the health of the overall economy. Brandman University can help you prepare for an exciting and dynamic career in business as an accountant, auditor, or financial analyst.  Now is a great time to join a growing industry that offers a stable and challenging career path. Brandman’s on-campus and online Bachelor of Business Administration programs offer flexibility for nontraditional degree students who are ready to advance their careers in a competitive global marketplace. With convenient evening and online accounting classes Brandman is able to offer students an exceptional education value.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.


Lower-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Credits 18


Upper-Division Core Requirements

ACCU 360 Financial Statement Analysis 3
COMU 410 Organizational Communication 3
FINU 305 Business Finance 3
MGTU 301 Principles of Management 3
MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business 3
MGTU 315 Operations Management 3
MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing 3
OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics 3
OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations 3
MGTU 410 Strategic Management (Core Capstone Course) 3
Total Credits 33

Prior to enrolling in the capstone course (MGTU 410), all courses in the BBA core must be completed; one core course may be taken concurrently. Formulating and implementing strategies using content from all core classes is emphasized


Accounting Emphasis

ACCU 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCU 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCU 325 Cost Analysis and Budgeting 3
ACCU 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCU 439 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCU 452 Income Taxation 3
ACCU 460 Auditing 3
Total Credits 21
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