About OU’s Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Are you interesested in pursuing a degree in accounting and finance? 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 accounting degree at OU, you’ll gain the skills you need to explore accounting and related financial careers in a number of industries.
While you work toward earning your online degree 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.
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! (Consult an Ottawa University academic advisor for more information on the Combined BA/MAcc program.)
Four BAcc Concentrations
Additionally, 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.
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.
For more information about earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting at Ottawa University, contact us today.