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Department of Accounting - Degree Requirements

To receive a degree in Accounting, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

  • General Education Requirements
  • (49)
  • BBA Core Courses
  • (37)
  • Accounting Major Courses
  • (24)
  • Internship & Common Capstone
  • (6)
  • Free Electives
  • (8)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above), of which at least 24 credit hours need to be taken in the major, depending on the stipulations of each program. Of the 39 credit hours of upper-level courses, 27 credit hours should be in residence at AUK.

BBA students must complete the following core courses:

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
BEAL 401 Legal & Ethical Issues in Business (3)
BEAL 403 Corporate Governance and Ethics (3)
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
FINC 332 Financial Management (3)
HR 205   Human Resource Management (3)
BUS 210 Research Methods for Business (3)
BUS 321 International Business Management (3)
MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 304 Business Relationship Management (3)

Students must complete - the following 6 courses (18 credit hours):

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 365 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 401 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 405 Advanced Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 413 Accounting Capstone: Auditing (3)

In addition, students must complete a further 2 courses in Accounting (6 credits, designated ACCT at 300-level or above) offered by the College of Business and Economics.


ACCT 470 (3 credit hours)
All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at AUK. Priority is given to graduating students. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College's Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment.

Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours)
All BBA students are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses case studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing.

FREE ELECTIVES (8 credit hours)

Students must take adequate and sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirements for graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing these electives.


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