Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Accounting, B.S.B.A.

Advance your career in accounting and qualify to take the CPA exam in Florida.

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Accredited by AACSB International, an honor earned by fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide.
Gain combined knowledge in accounting and business to truly excel in this field.
Alumni have ranked #3 in the nation for CPA exam first-time pass rate.

Accounting, B.S.B.A. Overview

Become the accounting professional companies recruit first. The online bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of West Florida offers the unique combination of accounting knowledge paired with coursework in management topics. You graduate knowing how accounting affects all areas of business and can communicate in a way that makes sense to all stakeholders — a highly coveted skill in the marketplace.

The degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International — a distinction held by fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide. You can enroll in this accredited online accounting degree program assured of receiving a quality education at a low cost.

The curriculum is taught by academically qualified faculty, many of whom are CPA professionals with real-world experience. They can help you connect what you’re learning to how you’ll use that knowledge in a real-life position. You’ll focus on the different facets of accounting including financial accounting, cost managerial accounting, auditing, accounting information systems and taxation. Management topics include business systems, operations, strategy and marketing.

When you earn your online accounting degree at UWF, you satisfy the Florida State requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and are well prepared for graduate school.

An accelerated bachelor’s to master’s (ABM) program is available for exceptionally well-qualified students. Please see the requirements for the Accelerated B.S.B.A. Accounting/M.Acc.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Full- or part-time employees who want to advance their career in the lucrative accounting field
  • Those pursuing a graduate degree in business, accounting or finance
  • The working adult who has some college experience and wants to finish their degree and enter the accounting field.

You Will Be Able To:

  • Use the correct terminology and apply current accounting concepts to a new career as an accountant
  • Use appropriate problem-solving techniques to identify accounting problems and determine frameworks for solutions
  • Develop effective written presentations so you can communicate numbers across business
  • Identify ethical issues that occur in accounting, evaluate alternative courses of action and evaluate the implications of those actions