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Accounting, BA (ACCTG)

Program Mission

The mission of the Keiser University Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree program is to prepare students for careers as accountants in a variety of industries including governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

Program Goal

The goal of the Keiser University Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree program is to provide more advanced knowledge of profession-related concepts and skills needed by accountants in a variety of accounting specialties areas.

 Program Description

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting focuses on accounting, general decision-making, ethics, analytical and communications skills needed in today’s professional environment.  The program provides the unique skills needed in various areas of accounting such as: taxation, auditing, managerial/cost, financial, governmental, not-for-profit and accounting information systems as well as general organizational concern. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting also uses various office application and accounting related software programs to enhance students’ knowledge.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting/tax concepts and standards as they relate to various specialty areas within accounting
  • Use concepts related to the general professional decision-making environment in accounting situations
  • Obtain proficiency in the use of office applications and accounting/tax software applications
  • Enhance research and communication skills using professional publications
  • Relate ethical, regulatory, and professional standards to accounting situations

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Microeconomics ( 3.0 credit hours )
  • Macroeconomics ( 3.0 credit hours )
  • Statistics ( 3.0 credit hours )

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Accounting Major Courses ( 24 credit hours )
* Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information for Business Decisions 3.0 credit hours
* Integrated Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Business Law 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
* Principles of Taxation 3.0 credit hours

*Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipliine
Behavioral/Social Science ( 3.0 credit hours )
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications ( 3.0 credit hours )
Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Computers ( 3.0 credit hours )
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
* Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English ( 6.0 credit hours )
* English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
* English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts ( 3.0 credit hours )
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary World Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
* College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
* Applications of Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
* Statistics ( required ) 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science ( 6.0 credit hours )
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division Accounting Major Courses ( 51.0 credit hours )
* Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 credit hours
* Intermediate Accounting II 3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* International Financial Reporting 3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
* Governmental and Institutional Accounting 3.0 credit hours
* Auditing I 3.0 credit hours
* Auditing II 3.0 credit hours
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3.0 credit hours
Money and Banking 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Managerial Finance 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
International Business 3.0 credit hours
Management Law and Employee Relations 3.0 credit hours
* Income Tax Accounting 3.0 credit hours

*Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours

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