Our bachelor’s degree in accounting program is designed and taught by professional accountants who know the industry inside and out. Through classroom learning and hands-on application, this program gives you a very well-rounded understanding of this career field. You’ll also develop the leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills you need to stand out in today’s workforce.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting is just the first step in a long career.
This program emphasizes practical application as well as the theoretical aspects of the discipline of accounting to prepare students for professional careers in public, managerial, and governmental accounting and/or advanced study within the discipline. Students will gain an understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal, and regulatory environment in which businesses operate and develop the problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and leadership skills necessary to compete in a dynamic global marketplace.
Students completing this degree are eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Michigan (see note below under Additional Requirements).
The Baker College Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program is a 4-year, IACBE-accredited program consisting of 120 credit hours (36 hours of major courses and 30 hours of general education courses). Our curriculum includes 54 hours of business requirements, including business analytics, managerial accounting and two 120-hour work experiences in the field.
All the courses that are in the program for accounting cover anything you'd want for both the CPA and the CMA exams. So the student gets a pretty intense accounting education.
While successful completion of the BBA Accounting degree program satisfies the requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, additional credit as well as documented experience may be needed to obtain licensure. As of December 2019, students pursuing a CPA license in the state of Michigan are required to have obtained 150 semester hours of credit to sit for CPA Examination. Individuals who wish to obtain a license to practice in Michigan, are therefore advised to contact the Michigan State Board of Accountancy Licensing Bureau for further information.
Individuals wishing to become eligible to sit for the examination in another state or territory should check the requirements of the particular state or territory with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (nasba.org) which services as a forum for the Boards of Accountancy of the 55 states and territories of the United States, and is the final authority on educational requirements. Those who wish to obtain licensure in another state or territory should check with that state or territory's Board of Accountancy to determine the specific educational and experiential requirements.
Our quality-focused, market-driven, and rigorous program curricula will establish and enhance core business knowledge and the ability to anticipate and react to societal changes, as well as provide students with technological proficiency, the ability to make ethical decisions, and the communication skills that embody the professional acumen graduates need to make positive contributions to their chosen fields.
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The College of Business at Baker College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. List of accredited programs.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Jackson, Muskegon, and Owosso. Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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