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Online B.B.A. in Accounting: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Build a solid academic foundation for various business opportunities and gain the advanced accounting expertise you need for career success with the online B.B.A. in Accounting degree.

The program’s curriculum consists of 120 total credits, including 34–55 core credits, 42 business requirement credits, 18 accounting major credits, 12 business elective credits, and up to 14 college elective credits. As you complete the required courses, you’ll explore essential topics including cost management, income tax accounting, auditing, corporate finance, and more.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions written in the Utica University Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance. Select the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog from the dropdown.


The study of external audit practice and reporting on financial statements. The study of audit standards, the demand for auditing, and regulatory, legal, and ethical influences on auditors. Review of audit objectives, evidence, control environment, and risk assessments.

Prerequisite(s); if any: ACC 302 Meets with ACC 511

You’ll learn about decision models and methods for estimation and management of business costs, budgeting, activity-based cost systems, and strategic cost management.

Prerequisite: Accounting 202

A study of federal income tax laws and regulations related to individuals. Topics covered will include: income inclusions, income exclusions, deductions, losses, property transactions, and calculation of tax liability as well as credits.

Explore accounting theory and financial statement disclosure requirements relating to current and long-lived assets.

Prerequisites: ACC 201

Applying the lessons learned in Accounting 301, this course advances into liabilities and equities accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases, revenue recognition, and statement of cash flows.

Prerequisite: Accounting 301.

Law of business transactions: contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, insurance, property, and professional liability.


Learn about financial statement communication, information processing, and measuring business income. Explore measurement and analysis of gross margin, short-term liquid assets, operating assets, short- and long-term liabilities, and cash flows.

Building on concepts learned in Accounting 201, you’ll use accounting information to make managerial decisions, as well as learn about product costing, activity-based costing and activity-based management. Gain an understanding of cost behavior and decision-making, as well as budgeting, performance evaluation, cash-flow analysis, and factors that go into making capital investment decisions.

Prerequisite: Accounting 201

Introduction to the legal system, sources of law, dispute resolution, government regulation of business, law related to employment, the environment, product liability, securities and antitrust.

Learn the principles of economics with a major emphasis on the theory of the market system (microeconomics), the economics of international trade, and current economic problems.

Learn the principles of economics with major emphasis on the system as a whole (macroeconomics) and the role of government through fiscal, monetary, and other policies to maintain full employment without inflation.

Gain an understanding of how to apply statistical methods to management and economics. Learn about descriptive statistics, probability, normal curve, sampling, confidence, and regression.

Prerequisites: Completion of mathematics and computer requirements in component one of core.

Students may not also take Psychology/Sociology 211 or Mathematics 112 for credit toward Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning.

Learn business finance for small- or medium-sized corporations while understanding government regulation and how general business conditions affect financial plans and operations. You’ll examine promotion, expansion, methods of raising fixed capital, various types of securities, administration of income, and financial difficulties.

Prerequisites: Accounting 201 or permission of instructor.

Topics include algebra, analytic geometry, applications, elements of linear programming, and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: MAT 124, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by the mathematics department, or permission of instructor.

Learn the integrative nature of business; dynamic business environment, global markets, ethical behavior, social responsibility, forms of business ownership, and entrepreneurship; includes team training, oral and written business communications, and methods of researching business information.

Explore the principles of management and organizational theory. You’ll gain an understanding of all functional areas of management, with an emphasis on the key management responsibilities of planning, organizing, controlling, leading, and staffing. You’ll also examine ethical and social responsibilities, change, and global challenges.

Prerequisites: MGT 101 or CMG 103

Emphasizes competitive advantages of managing information technology, including electronic commerce, data warehousing, data mining, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, wireless and pervasive computing, cloud computing, and social networking.

Prerequisites: CSC 117 and MGT 201.

Case study course integrating business strategy and policy formulation at the upper management levels. Includes analysis of internal and external environmental factors (i.e., competitive, economic, legal, global, etc.) Ethics, leadership, and social responsibility are also addressed.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

Learn basic marketing principles and practices including: marketing functions and policies, consumer demand, distribution channels; branding, promotion and advertising, pricing, place and location, ethics, global, economic, and legal implications.

Learn the principles of risk management and insurance. You’ll develop an understanding of the foundations, applications, and selection of life, health, property, and liability insurance. Additionally, you’ll examine enterprise risk management, financial risk management, employee benefits, and strategies to mitigate risk.

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