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Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree program at the University of West Alabama offers a comprehensive education in financial management, auditing, taxation and business law. Students gain a strong foundation in accounting principles and practices, preparing them for a rewarding career in finance, corporate accounting, auditing or consulting. The program equips students with essential skills in financial analysis, budgeting and reporting, as well as a deep understanding of regulatory and ethical frameworks.

Graduates of the program, which focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking, possess the knowledge and expertise to navigate complex financial environments and make informed decisions. An Accounting degree opens doors to a range of potential careers, including financial analyst, auditor, tax consultant, budget analyst and management accountant.

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Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus, Online

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

123 hours

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Sample Courses

AC325 Accounting Information Systems

3 Credits

Introduction to the operation and development of accounting information systems, networking, and controls. Includes a detailed review and analysis of procedures required to capture, classify, summarize, and report financial information. Topics include elements of accounting systems, business documents, consideration in systems design, flowcharting, and procedures to protect property and information. Prerequisites: AC 315.

AC325 Advanced Business Law

3 Credits

Administrative law, intellectual property, securities law, property, investment, estates and trusts, negotiable instruments, bankruptcy, secured interest, banking and lease contracts. A student who has received credit for BA363 is not eligible to enroll in AC363. Prerequisite: BA263.

AC331 Federal Income Tax I

3 Credits

A comprehensive study of the federal income taxation of individuals. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in AC212.  

Career Outlook

Upon completing their Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, students can look toward exciting new career opportunities in the areas of Auditor, Corporate Accountant/Controller, Financial Consultant, Forensic Accountant, Government (Federal and State) Accountant/Director, Tax Accountant/Planner, Nonprofit Organization Accountant/Director and more.

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Financial aid and scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for students to pursue higher education and achieve their academic goals. Financial aid encompasses various forms of assistance, including grants and fellowships, loans, work-study programs and scholarships. Financial aid and scholarships alleviate the financial burden of tuition fees, textbooks and living expenses, making higher education more accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting students’ financial needs, universities foster a culture of inclusivity, equal opportunity and lifelong learning.

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