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The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management in the Global Economy with Emphasis in Accounting

Business Management in the Global Economy with Emphasis in Accounting (CIP Code: 52.0305)

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Program Title: Business Management in the Global Economy with Emphasis in Accounting
Completion Award: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (2+2 Completion Program)
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Pre-requisite: Student must possess an AAS Degree in a similar field of study.
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Tuition: $16,500
Books & Software: $2500**
Total Cost: $19,000 (including books, software, and shipping)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management in the Global Economy with emphasis in Accounting will prepare graduates to meet the complex, multi-faceted challenges of today’s accounting field. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will able to prepare and analyze financial information for public accounting firms, private sector businesses, governmental entities and/or not-for-profit entities. In addition to preparing graduates for the technical aspects of their field, the program also strongly emphasizes the business environment in which accounting decisions are made. Graduates will gain a wide spectrum of knowledge in key subject areas such as business management, economics, financial accounting, cost/managerial accounting, taxation, management information systems and auditing.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to:

  • ✓ Understand the general economic and financial conditions in which business people and accountants operate today.
  • ✓ Articulate the financial accounting framework, including IFRS, and its application to key subject areas involving the measurement, presentation and disclosure of assets, liabilities and equities.
  • ✓ Describe the tax and regulatory environment accountants operate in today, with an emphasis on how recent accounting scandals and related legislation have influenced the profession.
  • ✓ Demonstrate an understanding of the accounting transaction cycles, their interrelation to the auditing process and the role information technology plays in designing systems to support them.
  • ✓ Recognize the processes used and the motivations driving managers to make key business decisions and how accounting information can be used to support those decision making processes.
  • ✓ Clearly communicate complex accounting issues in a simple, understandable format to outside clients and/or members of upper management that may not have a background in accounting or finance.

Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry to mid-level Staff Accountant, Auditor, Financial Analyst, Cost Accountant or Tax Accountant.
*ABTU’s program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension. Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of “D” or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of “C” or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.

Admissions Requirements

Associate degree of Business Administration and Information Technology from American Business and Technology University or an Associate degree in similar field from any other appropriately accredited college or university. Students who have an Associate degree in non-related field will have to take additional courses in Business.

**Special Note for the Accounting Program: Students that have not completed an introductory course in Financial Accounting will be required to take CIB-210 Accounting Fundamentals prior to taking any 300-level or higher accounting classes. Students that have not completed an introductory course in Managerial Accounting will be required to take BMA-400 Managerial Accounting prior to enrolling in BAC-420 Advanced Cost Accounting.
ABTU’s program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.abtu.acot.edu/policies.htm
** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Required Courses Credit Hours
STS-300 Business Statistics I 3
STS-310 Business Statistics II 3*
BAC-300 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BAC-310 Intermediate Accounting II 3*
BAC-320 Taxation I 3
BAC-330 Taxation II 3
BIS-400 Business Information Systems 3
ECN-400 Macroeconomics 3*
ECN-410 Microeconomics 3
FIN-400 Contemporary Financial Management 3
BLE-400 Business Law and Ethics 3*
BAC-400 Auditing I 3
BAC-410 Auditing II 3
BAC-420 Advanced Cost Accounting 3*
BAC-430 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
General Courses Credit Hours
GSH-300 Safety and Health in the Workplace 3
GBP-300 Business Psychology 3
GPS-300 Political Science 3
GES-300 Environmental Science 3*
GTW-400 Technical Writing 3

Total Credits: 60