Bachelor of Accounting

American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Accounting program is designed to teach you about accounting information systems, financial management, and other relevant topics. If you'd like to learn more about the Bachelor of Accounting program at AIU Online, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Accounting program at AIU Online is designed to teach you about the skills needed to analyze financial documents, learn cost, tax, and financial accounting techniques, and understand the implications of Sarbanes-Oxley as it relates to business. The degree program is comprised of lower and upper division core accounting classes as well as a specialization sequence. Some of these specialization courses include professional accounting, financial management, taxation, and auditing. Some of the core courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, intermediate accounting, principles of marketing, and introduction to business.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you intend to apply to AIU Online's Bachelor of Accounting program, you should be comfortable working with numbers and have an interest in corporate accounting. Applicants to American InterContinental University's program should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Required courses for the Bachelor of Accounting program include information technology courses as well as courses related to network administration. You'll also be required to complete general education classes. Some courses you take may include:

Core Accounting Courses

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting II
BUSN 105 Introduction to Business
ECON 220 Microeconomics
ECON 224 Macroeconomics
MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing
ACCT 310 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 311 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 315 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 320 Intermediate Accounting II
BUSN 310 International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

Accounting Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Name
ACCT 430 Taxation
ACCT 435 Auditing
ACCT 440 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 445 Government / Institutional Accounting
ACCT 450 Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants
ACCT 460 Professional Accounting
BUSN 311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis
FINA 310 Financial Management
FINA 412 Risk Management
MGMT 305 Management Information Systems
MGMT 315 Survey of Human Resource Management
MGMT 445 Creative Problem Solving

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completed the Bachelor of Accounting program at AIU Online, you have an opportunity to compete for jobs in the field. Some potential employers may include government agencies, non-profits, educational institutions, and businesses and corporations. Job applications are expected to have strong problem-solving skills. Entry-level positions you could pursue include:

  • Government accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Compliance analyst

Advanced Degrees

If you'd like to further your skills in accounting, you could earn a master's degree in the field. A master's degree program in accounting may include courses such as managerial finance, managerial economics, financial reporting, and accounting information systems. Some possible master's degrees could include:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

American InterContinental University does not guarantee salary or employment.