Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting (BBA)

Overview

On behalf of the Accounting department we are excited that you chose Accounting as your major. While it can take much hard work the effort definitely pays off. A degree in accounting offers many careers paths and an excellent starting salary once you graduate.

Consistent with the Mission of the AUL, the Department of Accounting is committed to quality in our educational programs, research pursuits and service to the community.

The mission of the Accounting Program at AUL aims to prepare undergraduate students to be productive professionals who can make responsible decisions in a changing world by: Creating a student focused educational environment that emphasizes high quality teaching and learning. Enhancing and strengthening our teaching and learning through applied research and instructional development while recognizing the contribution of basic research.

We serve a diverse student population, many of who are first generation university students. We are responsive to the particular needs of non-traditional students whose life experiences and commitment to learning enrich the overall educational environment.

We also employ our professional skills in service to the School, University, scholarly and professional organizations, and the regional business community.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Recognize and understand ethical issues related to the accounting profession
  • Understand economic and industry issues, and the role of accounting within that environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current auditing standards and acceptable practices, as well as the impact of audit risk on the engagement
  • Learn relevant managerial accounting career skills, applying both quantitative and qualitative knowledge to their future careers in business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the taxation of individual & Corporate income


Intellectual Skills

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Employ critical thinking skills to analyze financial data as well as the effects of differing financial accounting methods on the financial statements
  • Recognize circumstances providing for increased exposure to fraud and define preventative internal control measures


Practical and Professional Skills

  • Apply cost accounting methods to evaluate and project business performance
  • Complete a Project/ Written Assignment that integrates career orientation and or professional development skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and a capacity for responsive and timely work
  • Apply relevant software and programs in order to better analyze accounting information for internal and external users


General and Transferable Skills

  • Effectively define the needs of the various users of accounting data and demonstrate the ability to communicate such data effectively, as well as the ability to provide knowledgeable recommendations
  • Apply appropriate judgment derived from knowledge of accounting theory, to financial analysis and decision making
  • demonstrate the development of information technology skills, including but not limited to the use of: The Internet, Online Learning Management Platforms, accounting and Income Tax software, and/or online Accounting homework systems
  • The student will experience real-world learning and application of skills via their internship

The Objective of the Accounting Program is to:

  • Provide high quality preparation for different careers in the field of accounting.
  • Provide students with knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing theory and practice
  • Provide a foundation in the methods and applications of internal and external accounting.
  • Equip students for further academic and / or professional studies.

Courses & Requirements

General Requirements
Code Name Credits
CST201 General Education I 3
CST 202 General Education II 3
Required Credits: 6
Description: Courses required for all AUL Students
English Requirements
Code Name Credits
ENG203 English for Academic writing 3
ENG204 Advanced Eng. Academic Writing 3
ENG206 Business Communication Skills 3
Required Credits: 9
Description: three courses are required (ENG203, ENG 204, ENG206)
Business Common Requirements
Code Name Credits
ACC210 Accounting I 3
ACC211 Accounting II 3
BUS210 Business Law 3
BUS319 Business Ethics 3
ECO210 Microeconomics 3
ECO211 Macroeconomics 3
FIN210 Managerial finance 3
HRM210 Human Resource Management 3
MAT212 MAT212-Business Math 3
MAT213 Business statistics 3
MGT210 Introduction to management 3
MGT410 Business Research 3
MIS210 Management Information System 3
MKT210 Introduction to Marketing 3
Required Credits: 43
Major Courses
Code Name Credits
ACC320 Business Software Application 3
ACC321 Intermediate Accounting 3
ACC322 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACC323 Financial Statement Analysis 3
TAX324 Tax Accounting 3
ACC421 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC422 Auditing 3
ACC423 Special Topics in Accounting & Taxation 3
ACC425 Accounting Practical Training 1
ACC426 Accounting Senior Project 3
Required Credits: 28
Major Elective
Code Name Credits
ACC430 International Accounting Standards 3
FIN321 Corporate Finance & Budgeting 3
TAX233 Public Finance 3
TAX421 Applied Tax Accounting 3
TAX422 Corporate Tax Accounting 3
Required Credits: 9
Description: Choose three of the following courses (ACC430, FIN321, TAX233, TAX421, TAX422)
Free Elective
Code Name Credits
FRE-I Free Elective 3
Required Credits: 3

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