The BSA program helps students prepare for careers as accountants or for positions that require an accountant's skills. The program provides an understanding of accounting principles and theory, income tax, and auditing standards. Students will learn the technical aspects of accounting and appreciate the economic consequences of accounting rules and practices. Skills acquired will advance students' ability to analyze problems and clearly communicate solutions consistent with ethical standards.
WORK TOWARD A CPA, CMA, OR CIA
BSA courses can be taken to qualify and prepare for examinations in professional certifications. For the CPA, the degree will satisfy 123 semester hours of the educational requirements to obtain a CPA license and the courses will also satisfy educational eligibility for the CPA Exam. Students will need at least 27 additional units to reach the 150-hour milestone required by the American Institute of CPAs. The BSA will satisfy the educational requirements for the CMA, and may do the same for the CIA certification