Online BBA in Accounting

Online BBA in Accounting

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Accounting BBA Online

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Online BBA Program

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Online BBA in Accounting

Online BBA in Accounting Fast Facts

  • 100% online
  • 124 credits
  • Students may transfer in up to 92 credits
  • Six intakes per year

Walsh University Recognition

  • #49 (tie) in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • AACSB Business Alliance member
  • Top 50 Accelerated Program for 2017 (Affordable Colleges Online)

Provide Financial Clarity and Sustainability

Walsh University’s online BBA with a specialty in accounting gives students the expertise needed to prepare for a career as a Certified Public Accountant or Managerial/Corporate Accountant. Build a deep understanding in the areas of managerial and financial accounting, tax, and auditing, gaining the foundation needed for an accounting career. Learn basic business processes and the impact of solid accounting practices on an organization's profitability and sustainability. View accounting practices through a global and ethical lens.

Online BBA Program Delivery

The online BBA in accounting is a 124-credit, 100 percent online bachelor's program. Courses are offered in eight-week increments. All courses are taught by professors with either a CPA or CMA-designation. Walsh University’s online programs offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace as well as take courses when it’s convenient for you.

The accounting profession offers two specific designations – a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Managerial Accountant designation. Students interested in the CPA designation will earn credits that are necessary to meet their state’s CPA exam eligibility requirement. However, students should also check their state’s requirements.

Walsh University’s online BBA program offers a CPA Readiness Program that addresses the credit hour requirement for graduation and Ohio’s CPA credit hour requirements. You may take additional courses beyond the BBA to meet the credit hour requirement of your state.

For individuals interested in the Certified Managerial Accountant designation, Walsh University’s online BBA with an accounting focus emphasizes financial as well as managerial accounting. The program prepares you for an entry-level position in an accounting firm or financial analyst role. You’ll also focus on analysis, decision-making, and management skills necessary to excel in a corporate environment.

Online BBA Program Admissions

Students seeking admission to Walsh University need to submit the following to the Office of Admission:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Submission of a completed Walsh University application for admission.
  • An essay is highly recommended
Admissions Policy
  • Adult Learner, 21 years of age or older
  • Greater Than 12 Acceptable Transfer Credit Hours*
    • Have graduated from an accredited high school or have an overall score of 640 on the GED.
    • Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on a minimum of 12 credit hours of approved transfer credit.
      • Walsh University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of “C” or better.

*If you’ve earned less than 12 credit hours of acceptable transfer credit and/or under 21 years of age, an Admissions Counselor will be happy to discuss your options for provisional acceptance.

Language Requirements

Minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, and 61 on the Internet test.

The STEP test (administered mainly in Japan) can be taken in lieu of the TOEFL. A minimum score of Grade 2A is required.

Online BBA Program Tuition and Financial Aid

Online BBA in Accounting Tuition

$500 per credit hour. To learn more about our tuition breakdown, click here.

Online BBA in Accounting Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available to qualified individuals. To learn more about financial aid for Walsh University’s online BBA in Accounting, click here.

Online BBA Program Curriculum - Core Curriculum
Online BBA Program Curriculum - Accounting Curriculum
Careers and Outcomes

Jobs for Accounting bachelor’s degree graduates include:

  • Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Management Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Tax Preparation and Planning
  • Management Consulting
  • Credit Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Treasury Management
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Non-profit Accounting
  • Government Accounting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with their bachelor’s degree earn around $300 per week more than individuals with an associate’s degree and more than $400 per week compared to those with a high school diploma. The median annual pay for individuals in accounting is more than $60,000 per year.

In-Class Option also available.

BUS 110 – Integrated Bus Experience I 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces students to the global aspects of management and marketing, in both the classroom and experiential learning environments. The relationship between management and marketing is addressed, focusing on how both disciplines are part of a larger system that is responsible for the sustainability of an organization.

BUS 371 – Intermediate Accounting I 3 sem. hrs.

This course is a study of the advanced theory and problems in financial accounting. The income statement and items on the balance sheet will be studied. The specific topics include cash, accounts receivable, inventory and long-term assets.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 230.

BUS 111 – Integrative Bus Experience II 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces students to the global aspects of accounting and finance, in both the classroom and experiential learning environments. The relationship between accounting and finance will be addressed, focusing on how both disciplines are part of a larger system that is responsible for the sustainability of an organization.

BUS 372 – Intermediate Accounting II 3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continuation of BUS 371, Intermediate Accounting I. It is the study of the advanced theory and problems on the balance sheet. The specific topics covered include investments, short-term liabilities, bonds, leases and deferred taxes.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 371.

BUS 112 – Bus Ethics in Global Environment 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course addresses the general principles and standards of ethics and Judeo-Christian values applied to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in a global environment. Case study analyses are used to develop critical thinking skills and personal reflections on challenging issues.

BUS 373 – Managerial Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course includes the study of costing systems-jobs, process, and activity-based, breakeven points, inventory costing systems absorption and variable costing, master budgets, standard costs and variance analysis, and relevant costs and decision-making.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 230.

BUS 113 – Communication in Multicultural Environ 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course helps students communicate effectively in the multicultural business environment, providing emphasis on written and oral communication forms in business, professional communication behaviors, presentation skills, resume development, interview skills, and peer evaluations. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or Placement.

BUS 423 – Federal Tax I, Individual 3 sem. hrs.

This course is the study of the federal tax law as it applies to the individual. Topics include income and exclusion, deductions, losses, credits, and property transactions.

Prerequisite: BUS 212 with a grade of C or better or BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better, BUS 372 for AA.

BUS 424 – Federal Tax II, Corporate & Partner 3 sem. hrs.

This course studies the federal tax law as it applies to corporations, partnerships and estates. It emphasizes the preparation of corporate, partnership and estate tax returns, the formation of corporations, earnings, and profit calculations and gift tax.

Prerequisite: BUS 423 with a C or better.

MATH 155 – Elementary Functions I 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

(Formerly MATH 105-106) Algebraic foundations, functions and graphs, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithms and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, basic trigonometry, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions are covered in this course.

Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry.

BUS 230 – Financial/Managerial Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course builds on financial accounting concepts, providing emphasis on cash, accounts receivable, inventories, and fixed assets. The class also introduces the student to managerial accounting. Prerequisite: BUS 111.

BUS 434 – Auditing 3 sem. hrs.

The purpose of this course is to integrate auditing concepts, professional standards and rules of conduct into practical aspects in a logical manner to assist students in understanding audit decisions and evidence accumulation.

Prerequisites: BUS 212 with a grade of C or better, or BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 231 – Legal, Social, Global Environment 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course is an introduction to the impact of external forces around the world of businesses. Specifically, the course covers key aspects of business law, such as negotiations, contracts, the uniform commercial code and similar regulations around the world, the structure of legal entities within global businesses, the impact of the government regulation such as labor and antitrust laws, and the effect of other external forces, including non-governmental organizations such as consumer and environmental organizations.

Prerequisite: BUS 112, ENG 102.

BUS 470 – Advanced Accounting I 3 sem. hrs.

This course is a study of advanced financial accounting issues. The course emphasizes information on business combinations and consolidated financial statements as well as accounting for partnerships.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 232 – Information Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces and applies the statistical methods and analytical skills needed to address real-world business and economic decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to obtain data, interpret data, and use computer applications to supplement data analysis and reporting.

Prerequisite: MATH 155, Excel Competency.

BUS 471 – Advanced Accounting II 3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continuation of BUS 470, Advanced Accounting I. It emphasizes advanced topics in accounting, including accounting for not-for-profits, government accounting, and foreign currency financial statements.

Prerequisite: BUS 470 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 233 – Marketing in a Global Environment 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces students to the field of marketing in the global business environment. Students learn how to apply marketing theory and develop marketing strategies in both domestic and international business situations. The course replaces BUS 216.

Prerequisite: BUS 110.

ECON 203 – T1:Global Microeconomics 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces the concepts and principles of the microeconomic theory, including individual and social choices, supply and demand, types of market structures, cost analysis, and the allocation of resources in both global and domestic economic settings.

ECON 204 – Global Macroeconomics 3 sem. hrs.

BCP I

This course introduces the concepts and principles of macroeconomic theory, including economic growth and development, distribution of wealth, unemployment, inflation, and monetary and fiscal policy with an emphasis on the global economic environment.

BUS 360 – H1:DV:Mgmt in a Global Environ 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course is a study of the principles of organizational behavior at the individual, group, and organizational level within a multicultural context. Students will apply theory using an experiential approach from multiple perspectives to broaden work behavior and decision-making capabilities. Topics included in the class are management across cultures, change management, motivation, team building, and leadership.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 110 for minor and AA.

BUS 362 – Global Information Systems 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course presents the management of information technology resources in the context of global business organizations addressing strategic, technological, and organizational issues to support the effective integration of information systems.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status.

BUS 363 – Corp Fin Mgmt in Global Env I 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course provides students with a focus on the concepts, techniques, practices, and analysis of the corporate financial management in the dynamic global environment. Topics for the course include financial analysis, financial markets, institutions and instruments, cash flow and financial planning, investment banking, time value of money, risk and return, bond and stock valuation, and capital budgeting.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 111 for Minor.

BUS 364 – Research Methods & Design 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course deals with understanding the importance and process of doing research, which is critical in today's business environment. It focuses on the steps of the research process needed for evaluating business decisions and academic inquiries. Emphasis is placed on developing and testing research questions using hypotheses testing, designing the research strategy and using quantitative and qualitative problem-solving techniques while incorporating statistical software tools.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status.

BUS 400 – CBC Experience 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course prepares students for and provides students with real-world experiences delivered in experiential learning frameworks. In part 1 (approximately one-third of the course), through in-class application of experiential learning exercises, the students prepare for real-world collaboration with industry professionals. In part 2 (the remainder of the course), students participate in a real-world experience where they will apply theories to practice under the guidance of industry professionals and faculty.

Prerequisites: BUS 360, BUS 362, BUS 363, BUS 364, and senior status.

BUS 418 – Team Global Mgmt & Leader Seminar 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

This course is a senior seminar designed to examine and evaluate existing leadership theories and team processes and emerging trends. Students will analyze their own leadership skills through assessments, develop a personal leadership brand and improve their leadership capabilities.

Prerequisite: BUS 319 or BCPII Status and BUS 360; BUS 360 for minor; BUS 318 for AA.

BUS 465 – H3:Integrative Global Experience III 3 sem. hrs.

BCP II

In this capstone course of the business curriculum, students integrate core business areas of economics, accounting, finance, management, and marketing through the use of business case analysis and simulations. The concepts of strategic planning and strategic management in a dynamic global business environment provide the platform for integration. The course is designed to the University requirements for an "H3" course.

Prerequisites: BCPII required coursework, with the exception of BUS 400, which may be taken concurrently.