Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Earn your Accounting degree at Ottawa University and master the conceptual framework used to measure and report an organization's financial events.
About Ottawa’s Bachelor’s in Accounting
Accounting is more than a world of numbers. The ability to record, store, sort, summarize and, in general, help others make sense of the bottom line is a skill that keeps the wheels of business turning. As you pursue your accounting degree, you’ll gain the skills you need to explore financial and accounting careers in a number of industries.
While majoring in accounting, 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’ll also gain a foundation in economics and business ethics.
Career Opportunities with an Accounting Degree
Accounting principles provide an important foundation for careers in finance, economics, auditing and administration within both the public and private sectors. Concentrations are available in entrepreneurship and management. There are a number of accounting jobs that you can pursue upon graduation, including:
- Budget Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Manager
- Public Accountant
- Purchasing Agent
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projects career opportunities to increase by 13% from 2012 through 2022. 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.
About Ottawa University
Established in 1865, Ottawa University is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited institution providing a quality educational to more than 5,000 students through our residential campus in Ottawa, our adult and professional studies campuses and our online programs.
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