About OU’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Are you interested in pursuing a degree in accounting? Earning your accounting bachelor degree online opens up career opportunities in business, finance, economics, and accounting. Ottawa University’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (BAcc) degree is based on the premise that accounting is more than a world of numbers. It’s a field for professionals who have the ability to record, store, sort, summarize and, in general, help others make sense of the bottom line in order to keep the wheels of business turning. As you pursue your degree in accounting with OU, you’ll gain the skills you need to explore related financial careers in a number of industries.
While you work toward earning your accounting degree online, you’ll learn how to communicate with internal and external stakeholders and develop your skills in financial accounting, problem-solving, decision-making, systems analysis, and planning within economic, managerial, and technological contexts. You will be up on the latest accounting trends while gaining a strong foundation in economics and business ethics.
Additionally, the BAcc/MAcc concurrent degree program allows students the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in accounting at the same time and in just five years! Reach out to an academic advisor for more information about our combined BA/MAcc program
Education and Qualifications
Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer applicants with a master’s degree in accounting, or with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in accounting. Professional recognition through certification, such as CPA, CMA, or other designation, provides a distinct advantage in the job market.
Four BAcc Concentrations
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program will have the option to personalize their education by selecting one of four areas of concentration:
Career Outlook for B.A. in Accounting
The need for accounting professionals is expected to increase 6% through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $71,550 in May 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $124,450. The growth of accountant and auditor jobs is due to an increase in changing financial laws and regulations and increased scrutiny for companies and their finances.
Accounting principles provide an important foundation for careers in finance, economics, auditing, and administration within both the public and private sectors. There are a number of accounting jobs that you can pursue upon graduation, including budget analyst, controller, financial manager, public accountant and purchasing agent. Read more about our Top 7 Accounting Careers.
Perspective on the BAcc
Careers in accounting help to ensure that the nation’s firms are run efficiently; accounting records relating to expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable are kept accurately; and compliance with local, state and federal guidelines is maintained. In small companies, accountants may be responsible for a wide range of functions, while larger companies may have individualized departments for specialty areas.
For complete curriculum and course descriptions, download a program overview.
Why Choose Ottawa?
Ottawa University offers fully online courses for our Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also conveniently offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms so you can earn your degree in no time. When you study online with Ottawa University, your campus is wherever you need it to be! No matter where you want to study, you will benefit from the career opportunities afforded with an online degree from Ottawa University.
Are you ready to learn more about our Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program? Contact us today!
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