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Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Wichita

The Accounting degree completion program concentrates on core accounting and business theory with special attention to decision making and situational analysis. The program also includes financial accounting curriculum in taxation, auditing and research. This program is designed for students with previous college credit who are interested in finishing their bachelor's degree in Accounting.

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree is a 46-credit degree completion program, enabling students to apply fundamental principles of accounting and finance. Coursework has specifically been designed to provide the foundational elements of accounting while incorporating the virtues of a liberal arts education. Students will learn how to interpret and apply the concepts of accounting, reporting, auditing and federal taxation. It is designed for students who wish to work in the accounting field within public and private firms.

Main areas of study:

  • Accounting concepts
  • Business theory and application
  • Methods for appraising organization performance
  • Federal taxation and auditing
  • Accounting information systems
  • Leadership and ethics

An accounting major can work for companies that range in size from a sole practitioner to small partnerships to international firms. Accounting careers include both jobs that involve extensive interpersonal contact and those that involve very little. Other careers could be in the fields of financial planning and investment analysis. This major preps students with the minimum requirements for certifications in certified management accounting (CMA) and certified financial accounting (CFA).

It is recognized that students desiring to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) must complete 150 credits and a specified set of courses. In most cases, students working toward meeting the CPA requirements will combine a 124-credit undergraduate degree with a graduate degree program, a second degree or additional hours leading to a certification. To sit for the CPA examination, a student needs all courses in this revised Accounting program along with two additional courses, including production management and an advanced law course.

Program offered is a Bachelor Degree.

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Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2005, Friends University was accepted into the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a voluntary alternative process for maintaining accreditation by infusing the principles, practices and benefits of continual improvement into the University's culture.

Additionally, several of Friends University's programs are accredited by specific accrediting bodies:

  • Friends University's Carnegie classification is Masters L.
  • The Friends University Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and for graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The Teacher Education program at Friends University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution. In addition, the education programs at Friends University are approved by the Kansas State Department of Education.
  • The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).