Keiser University

Accounting, BA (ACCTG)

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting focuses on accounting, business and communications skills needed in today’s business environment.  The program provides the unique skills needed in various areas of accounting such as: taxation, auditing, managerial/cost, financial, governmental, and accounting information systems as well as general business courses. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting also uses various business 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 business environment in professional situations
  • Obtain proficiency in the use of business and accounting/tax software applications
  • Enhance  research and communication skills using professional literature
  • Understand legal, regulatory, and professional standards as they relate 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:

Accounting Lower Division Courses ( 24 credit hours )
* Accounting Principles I3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Principles II3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information for Business Decisions3.0 credit hours
Business Law3.0 credit hours
Financial Management3.0 credit hours
* Integrated Accounting3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing3.0 credit hours
* Principles of Taxation3.0 credit hours
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 18763.0 credit hours
American History Since 18763.0 credit hours
Political Science3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology3.0 credit hours
Sociology3.0 credit hours
Communications ( 3.0 credit hours )
Speech Communications3.0 credit hours
Computers ( 3.0 credit hours )
Introduction to Computers3.0 credit hours
Economics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* Microeconomics3.0 credit hours
* Macroeconomics3.0 credit hours
English ( 6.0 credit hours )
* English Composition I3.0 credit hours
* English Composition II3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts ( 3.0 credit hours )
American Literature3.0 credit hours
English Literature3.0 credit hours
Contemporary World Literature3.0 credit hours
Mathematics ( 6.0 credit hours )
* College Algebra3.0 credit hours
* College Mathematics3.0 credit hours
* Statistics ( required )3.0 credit hours
Natural Science ( 6.0 credit hours )
General Biology3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory1.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory1.0 credit hours
Environmental Science3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken. The Upper Division Accounting Major Courses listed below have been reviewed by the Florida Board of Accountancy and found sufficient for use toward the student’s exam and/or licensure requirement in the State of Florida.

Upper Division Accounting Major Courses ( 51.0 credit hours )
* International Financial Reporting3.0 credit hours
* Intermediate Accounting I3.0 credit hours
* Intermediate Accounting II3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Accounting3.0 credit hours
* Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting3.0 credit hours
* Accounting Information Systems3.0 credit hours
* Governmental and Institutional Accounting3.0 credit hours
* Auditing I3.0 credit hours
* Auditing II3.0 credit hours
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3.0 credit hours
Money and Banking3.0 credit hours
Principles of Managerial Finance3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3.0 credit hours
Project Management3.0 credit hours
Management Law and Employee Relations3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Approach to Business Decisions3.0 credit hours
* Income Tax Accounting3.0 credit hours


Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems3.0 credit hours
Research Writing3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics3.0 credit hours

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