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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Earn a degree that adds up to success. With your Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree from Ashford University, you will better understand the business environment through the study of ledgers, accruals, financial statements, budgets, and reporting. Demonstrate proficiency with fundamental accounting principles and procedures, employing technology in accounting, analyzing solutions to complex accounting problems, and utilizing accounting information in making business decisions. This degree is IACBE accredited. Scholarships are also available.

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What you will learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree was created to offer you a broad understanding of the accounting discipline. The curriculum covers the principles of budgeting, costing, reporting, and accounts analysis. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures
  • Employ technology tools related to the area of accounting
  • Analyze alternatives to complex accounting problems
  • Integrate accounting and finance information in business decision making
  • Analyze the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues in the practice of accounting


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Your Courses in Accounting

Build a solid foundation of accounting concepts, skills, and practical application with the major courses required for the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. You will gain knowledge of internal and external business environments through studies in business administration, economics, quantitative methods, and more. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.  

Introductory Courses

To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements(42 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Specializations in Accounting

You may choose to delve into other areas of accounting when you add a specialization to your accounting degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations:

Business Economics



Information Systems

International Management

Operations Management

Project Management

Public Administration

BA in Accounting

See how the BA in Accounting will build your analytical, technical, and practical accounting skills. In this video, Brenda Forde, Chair of the BA in Accounting program, gives an overview of the degree and explains the different career paths it can lead to. 

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Careers in Accounting

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of accounting are requirements. You may choose to pursue a new job in accounting, to start your own business, or to seek a career with local, state, or federal government. Take a look at your potential career options.

Accounting Careers

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree is IACBE accredited.

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.