Bachelor of science in business administration


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting

Accounting is best defined as the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. Students who select accounting as their major generally show a talent for analyzing financial information, developing financial and investment planning strategies, verifying financial documents, and managing costs and assets. All organizations need these skills to ensure proper financial management. 

The accounting program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in public, corporate, or governmental accounting. While stressing fundamental accounting theory, the curriculum provides a thorough application of these concepts to practical situations.


Suggested Degree Plan

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

Students graduating in accounting will continue to be in demand due to the need for thorough documentation of control resulting from more stringent federal regulations. Additionally, individuals will be needed who can analyze increasingly complex data. Accountants with professional certification (CPAs, CMAs, CIAs, and others) will enjoy the most career options and highest salaries.

  • Auditor/Internal Auditor
  • Assistant Controller/Controller
  • Budgetary Control Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Cost Accountant
  • Industrial Accountant
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Treasury Management Specialist

Degree Requirements

The School of Business offers six majors: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Management. 

School of Business Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting program must complete a minimum of 120 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

General Education requirements


School core requirements


Major requirements (minimum)




Total credits required for the degree (minimum)


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience.  

Required Accounting Courses

Business Administration – Accounting students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III     
  • Managerial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting IV
  • Accounting Systems 
  • Auditing
  • Internship
  • 3 School of Business courses  


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