PROGRAM OVERVIEW Gain Accounting Expertise With an Online B.B.A. Degree
The online B.B.A. in Accounting degree from Utica College will prepare you to produce, communicate, and interpret financial statements through a variety of rewarding business and accounting careers.
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Take the Next Step Toward Your CPA Career
Open the door to countless in-demand career opportunities with Utica’s online B.B.A. in Accounting degree. Designed for your professional success, the program serves as a stepping stone to the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. By completing both the B.B.A. in Accounting degree online and UC’s graduate accounting program, you’ll graduate with the 150-credit hour academic requirement to take the CPA exam and begin your career as a certified accountant as fast as possible.
As you complete your B.B.A. in Accounting degree online, you’ll build a strong academic foundation for business success while gaining invaluable accounting expertise from educators with diverse experience in the field. The program utilizes a curriculum that focuses on contemporary business issues and explores the effective application of managerial decision-making techniques in a variety of professional settings.
Career Outlook: A Growing Need for Financial Leaders
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a steady industry growth rate of 4% for the professional field of accounting. At this rate, more than 61,000 new accounting positions are expected to be created by 2029, making now the perfect time to pursue the CPA credential and begin your accounting career with the online B.B.A. in Accounting degree.1Explore Careers
Curriculum: Focused on Financial Leadership
While completing your B.B.A. in Accounting degree online, you’ll prepare to address contemporary issues in an ever-changing business world. The program delivers advanced accounting knowledge as it provides the academic foundation you need to become a CPA.
Utica College maintains articulation agreements with a number of community colleges, making it easier for students who complete their associate degree to transfer to UC to complete their bachelor’s and graduate degrees.Explore Courses
After completing the B.B.A. in Accounting degree online, you will be able to:
- Prepare financial statements and interpret financial information to improve managerial decision-making.
- Evaluate accounting and non-accounting information to make effective decisions within an organization.
- Demonstrate a strong understanding of the concepts and processes involved in performing an audit.
- Utilize primary tax research sources to apply tax laws to situations impacting U.S. taxpayers in order to comply with applicable regulations and provide tax planning advice.
- Identify and interpret legal and ethical issues in the global business environment.
- Solve business and organizational problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
Our online B.B.A. in Accounting degree accepts applications from first-time freshmen, as well as students with some college credit. To apply for the B.B.A. in Accounting degree online from Utica College, you’ll need the following:
- Completed application
- 2.5 minimum GPA for transfer credit
- 3.0 minimum GPA for high school courses
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date), unless you have earned an associate degree or higher
- If you are entering with an associate degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general educational requirements are considered complete.
- SAT (I or II) or ACT scores are not required.
- Personal statement
- One letter of recommendation
Tuition and Financial Aid
The B.B.A. in Accounting degree online program costs $420 per credit and requires the completion of 120 total credits. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.Learn More
Faculty: Support From Accounting Experts
Our faculty members share years of diverse accounting and business experience and are committed to providing personalized attention to every student completing the B.B.A. in Accounting degree online. With their support, you’ll gain the necessary skills for professional success and graduate with the confidence to take the next step in your career.
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA
Professor of Practice, Accounting
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA, is the chair of Utica’s Business Department Faculty Teaching committee and has been working in the accounting industry since 2000.
Dolansky spent seven years working at the public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, with a two-year rotation at their London office. She then moved to upstate New York and worked at NBT Bank in various accounting and finance roles, overseeing financial reporting and budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis and planning.
Away from campus, Dolansky spends most of her leisure time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, and swimming. She is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and baking with her family.
Honors and Distinctions
- MBA, Utica College
- B.S. in Accounting, Boston College
- Licensed CPA in Massachusetts and New York
- Member of the New York State Society of CPAs
- Member of the American Institute of CPAs
Glen A. Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Accounting
Glen Hansen, Ph.D., MBA, is Associate Professor of Accounting and coordinator of the on-campus Accounting program at Utica College. He has taught finance, accounting, and statistics at Brigham Young University, the University of Rochester, Penn State University, Baruch College, and Hunter College.
Dr. Hansen has worked in the financial industry designing accounting-based investment strategies for Ziff Brothers Investments, Battenkill Asset Management, and Morgan Stanley. He is currently a member of Utica College’s Retention and Completion Task Force and of the Business Department Business Leadership team.
Hansen has published finance and accounting articles in several international journals and a book chapter in the Handbook of Security Analyst Forecasting and Asset Allocation. His current research focuses on how managers use their discretion to influence accounting earnings and other financial statement accounts. Hansen has applied this research primarily in the banking industry.
Honors and Distinctions
- Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.S. in Applied Economics, University of Rochester
- MBA, Brigham Young University
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
- Hansen, G. (2015). Predicting loan loss provisions by including loan type characteristics, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(2), p. 53-67.
- Hansen, G. (2015). Managerial discretion over loan loss reserves during the global financial crisis, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(1), p. 51-61.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions regarding the online B.B.A. in Accounting program, and learn more about earning your degree online.
To learn more, speak with an enrollment counselor by calling 1-866-295-3106.
While the average completion time for the online B.B.A. in Accounting program is four years, you may be able to complete the degree in 2.5 years if you are transferring in the maximum number of credits.
While the average completion time for the online B.B.A. in Accounting program is four years, you may take up to six years to complete the degree.
The online B.B.A. in Accounting program costs $420 per credit and requires the completion of 120 credits. The total tuition, minus fees, is $50,400. Learn more about tuition for this program and financial aid options by visiting our tuition page.
The B.B.A. in Accounting program is housed within the ACBSP-accredited School of Business and Justice Studies.
Yes. Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a 2-year institution and up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution to the online B.B.A. in Accounting program. Please note that transfer credit is not guaranteed, and that transfer students must go through a process to determine which, if any, of their credits are eligible for transfer. Learn more by visiting our admissions page.
No. The online B.B.A. in Accounting program does not offer concentration options, but students can use up to 14 elective credits to tailor the program to their individual interests and goals. Learn more about the curriculum for this program by visiting our courses page.