Feb 23, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
    
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING)

Accounting (B.B.A) - Hegis Code 0502.00


The BBA in Accounting degree prepares graduates for competent and responsible participation in business and society. This program offers a variety of contemporary business courses intended to provide a well-rounded foundation in the various aspects of operating a business in today’s competitive business climate. Accounting is the language of business. Business firms, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies all rely on accountants to prepare, communicate, and interpret financial statements and other information to enhance managerial decision-making and to comply with laws and regulations. This degree prepares students for the CPA credential and in combination with any of Utica University’s graduate accounting and business programs will enable students to complete the 150 credit hour requirement and be academically eligible for the CPA credential in most states. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in public accounting, business firms, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. The program is ideal for working adult students who hold an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) though this is not required for admission.

Learning Objectives

Graduates from this program will be able to: 

Program Level Accounting Learning Goals

1. Prepare financial statements and interpret financial statement information to improve managerial decision-making.

2. Evaluate accounting and non-accounting information to make effective decisions within an organization.

3. Utilize primary tax research sources to apply tax laws to situations impacting U.S. taxpayers in order to comply with applicable regulations and provide tax planning advice.

4. Explain attestation and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and processes involved in performing an audit.

Program Level Business Learning Goals

1. Understand the structure of an organization and processes for managing them.

2. Identify and interpret legal and ethical issues in the global business environment.

3. Consume and produce quantitative and qualitative information in order to facilitate business and/or economic decision-making.

4. Solve business and organizational problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.

5. Apply rudimentary concepts from the management of technology discipline to people, process and technology management challenges in a modern organization.

6. Recognize the impact of the global and multicultural environment in managing a business.

7. Employ oral communication skills to influence a professional audience.

8. Demonstrate proficiency in written communications across multiple platforms and purposes.

Academic Requirements


Core/General Education: 34-55 Credit Hours


Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, Utica University has implemented a new general education program that replaces Core. Students who are admitted, or readmitted, for the 2022- 2023 academic year or later must follow the requirements of the General Education program. Students admitted prior to the 2022-2023 academic year must follow the requirements of the Core program. For full details of program requirements, see the catalog pages for the Core program and the General Education program. Students with specific questions should consult with their academic adviser or success coach.

42 credits


Includes 12 credits in L.A. (ECN 131, 141, 241 & MAT 143)

18 credits


*Students must meet any identified course prerequisite requirements. Utica University does not guarantee the availability or scheduling of any specific course(s).

Business Administration Electives**


Take 12 credit hours at the 300, 400 or 500* level from the following. At least 3 credits must have an ACC prefix and at least 3 credits must have a FIN prefix. Additional appropriate electives may be used with the permission and approval of the program director.

  • Any ACC course
  • Any BUS course
  • Any ECN course
  • Any FIN course
  • Any MGT course
  • Any MKT course
  • ANY RMI course

**Students must have at least 90 credits and program director permission to take any 500 level course

12 credits


Program Credits


Core/General Education 34-55 Credits
Business Core Requirements 42 Credits
Accounting Major Requirements 18 Credits
Business Electives 12 Credits
Free Electives 0-14 Credits
   
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits