Online BBA (OBBA) - Accounting
Accounting is the cornerstone of successful business, with adept financial reporting and analysis enabling firms to make strategic decisions about future operations, comply with financial disclosure regulations and maintain consumer trust. FAU’s Online BBA (OBBA) program in Accounting prepares students to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or obtain other certifications such as CMA, CIA, CISA, CGFM, or CFE through the development of a strong educational foundation and technical skills in the areas of cost allocation and analysis, financial reporting, modern accounting theory, income taxation and ethical issues in business.
As an Accounting major, students learn how to:
- Identify, measure and communicate economic information
- Audit financial records
- Prepare tax returns and file financial reports
- Maintain compliance with government regulations
- Make strategic recommendations to the management team and the Board of Directors
As the business environment continues to evolve and expand in response to increasing economic growth, globalization, technological innovation and regulatory intensity, the need for accountants and auditors has grown exponentially. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to increase 6% from 2018-28, faster than average for most occupations. The medium annual wage was $70,500 in May 2018, with the top 10% of accountants earning in excess of $122,500.
Led by expert faculty with years of professional experience and research in the field, the Online BBA (OBBA) program in Accounting teaches students financial literacy, deductive reasoning and analytical skills, empowering them to gain valuable strategic insights from large amounts of financial data. Degree completion prepares students for careers in accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, forensics, tax, government, teaching, or advanced graduate degrees/doctoral research.
What type of roles can I get with this degree?
- Public Accountant
- Forensic Accountant
- Loan Administrator
- Industrial Buyer
- Financial Analyst
- Cost Department Supervisor
- Chief Financial Officer
To declare an Online BBA (OBBA) in Accounting degree, students must have earned 60 credit hours, satisfied the foreign language admission requirement (FLENT), achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA in the Pre-Business Foundation courses, passed the Accounting Competency Exam (ACCE) with a minimum score of 70% and completed all Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP) course requirements prior to declaring.
NOTE: Students need to have 7 or more classes left to graduate in order to declare an OBBA major. However, students with 6 or fewer courses may register for Online BBA courses at the end of the online-major's registration priority period (usually two or three weeks prior to the start of the semester).
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for the degree. Applications are accepted in any term.
Accounting Major Coursework Includes:
- Intermediate Theory 1 ACG3141
- Cost Accounting ACG3341
- Accounting Applications of Data Analytics ACG3842
- Accounting Information Systems ACG4401
- Intermediate Theory 2 ACG3141
- Taxation 1 TAX4001
- Auditing and Assurance Services ACG4651
- Taxation 2 TAX4011
- Government & Nonprofit Accounting ACG4501
Download the Accounting Major Program Sheet
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Learn about the Accounting Competency Exam
Learn about the Accounting Scholars Program
Learn about becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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