Bachelor of Arts in Accounting


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Program Description

This program is Accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The BAU BA program in Accounting is designed not only to prepare students for careers in accounting-related fields but also to produce well-rounded global citizens.

Our Accounting faculty are experienced professionals who will use the skills they have honed in the field to teach BAU’s undergraduate students. Among many others, our faculty have worked for organizations including Bechtel, the US Department of Transportation, and USAID.

Why Study Accounting?

  • Become an excellent graduate prospect.
  • Accounting is a growing career field.
  • Every business needs accountants.
  • Have a stable career path.
  • Skills have real-life application.

Fun Fact: In 2019, Washington, DC was the 5th highest paying city for accountants in the US

Program Learning Goals

  • Describe, explain, and integrate fundamental concepts underlying accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics.
  • Use information to support business processes and practices, such as problem analysis and decision making.
  • Apply quantitative skills to help analyze and solve business problems and to take advantage of business opportunities.
  • Apply oral and written communication skills.
  • Describe and explain the ethical and social responsibilities of accountants in ensuring the integrity of financial information.
  • Develop an understanding of internal control issues and the effects of the regulatory environment on financial reporting.
  • Apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and managerial accounting theories to business organizations, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Apply knowledge of federal tax laws and procedures to individuals and businesses.

Future Careers

Account Auditor, Accountant, Auditor, Auditor-in-charge, Certified Public Accountant, Cost Accountant, Field Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Auditor, Fund Accountant, Internal Auditor, Payroll Auditor, Tax Accountant, Accounts Receivable Assistant, and Bookkeeper.


General Education Requirements

The breadth of knowledge is a foundational element of the American higher education tradition. As such, BAU undergraduate students are expected to complete the following general education requirements, in addition to their core requirements. These can be categorized into three broad areas: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics & the Sciences. A student’s core requirements may not apply to his or her general education requirements. In total, these general education requirements fulfill a minimum of 39 credits.

Accounting Program Requirements

Accounting majors must complete 40 courses (120 credits): 13 general education courses (39 credits), 21 core courses (63 credits), and 6 pure elective courses. Core courses include 15 required courses (45 credits) and 6 elective courses (18 credits). Through these requirements, students prepare for careers in the field of accounting. Students will qualify for jobs including. In addition, students must complete BAU’s general education requirements, which emphasize the Liberal Arts, global cultures, and diverse perspectives. Students will hone their critical writing and thinking abilities; quantitative and scientific reasoning skills; public speaking abilities; foreign language skills; and information and computer literacy.

In order to graduate, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the BA degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
  2. The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the BA program is 180 credits.
  3. An undergraduate student may transfer up to 60 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
  4. No degree credit is received by an undergraduate for any failing grade (a grade less than D, or 1.00 out of 4.00-grade points).

Students have a wide range of courses to choose from throughout their four years of study.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Bay Atlantic University was established in 2013 as a private but non-profit institution of higher education which aims at providing a unique and invaluable opportunity to train world citizens who poss ... Read More

Bay Atlantic University was established in 2013 as a private but non-profit institution of higher education which aims at providing a unique and invaluable opportunity to train world citizens who possess the necessary tools for living up to our global vision. Read less