Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Degree

The Accounting degree for adults concentrates on core accounting and business theory with special attention to decision making and situational analysis. The program also includes financial accounting curriculum in taxation, auditing and research.  This program is designed for students who are interested in an accelerated undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Accounting Coursework
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree enables students to apply fundamental principles of accounting and finance. Coursework has specifically been designed to provide the foundational elements of accounting while incorporating the virtues of a liberal arts education. Students will learn how to interpret and apply the concepts of accounting, reporting, auditing and federal taxation. It is designed for students who wish to work in the accounting field within public and private firms.

Main areas of study:

  • Accounting concepts
  • Business theory and application
  • Methods for appraising organization performance
  • Federal taxation and auditing
  • Accounting information systems
  • Leadership and ethics

An accounting major can work for companies that range in size from a sole practitioner to small partnerships to international firms. Accounting careers include both jobs that involve extensive interpersonal contact and those that involve very little. Other careers could be in the fields of financial planning and investment analysis. This major preps students with the minimum requirements for certifications in certified management accounting (CMA) and certified financial accounting (CFA).

It is recognized that students desiring to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) must complete 150 credits and a specified set of courses. In most cases, students working toward meeting the CPA requirements will combine a 124-credit undergraduate degree with a graduate degree program, a second degree or additional hours leading to a certification.

Where is the Accounting degree offered?
We offer adult-focused bachelor’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please contact an Admissions Counselor at 316-295-5300 or learn@friends.edu for more details.

Need more information? Request information about the Accounting adult degree at Friends University. You can also contact the Admissions Office at 316-295-5300 or learn@friends.edu.