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Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
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$ 1525
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Why earn a degree in accounting from Strayer?

Find your path to meeting your personal and professional goals with an online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting. You’ll learn how to do more than crunch numbers – you’ll learn how to apply them in ways that can help businesses thrive.

Summer classes start July 1

What is a BBA in Accounting?

Learn accounting basics to help you make better-informed business decisions. Strayer’s online BBA in Accounting focuses on federal taxation, cost and price analysis, managerial accounting and software used in the field.

Is a BBA in Accounting good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Understand how to use Excel and QuickBooks to provide accounting information for organizations.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts and principles in accounting, including recording of journal entries and preparing and evaluating financial statements.
  • Solve general problems relating to both personal and business federal income tax and learn to prepare both a personal and a corporate federal income tax return.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of accounting information to inventory planning and control, cost distribution and the use of mathematical and statistical models in cost accounting.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a degree in business administration?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work, for a total of 135 hours by the end of the course. Strayer’s course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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of Strayer Bachelor of Business Administration alumni agree that their degree was a worthwhile investment.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2023

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BBA in Accounting cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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How much does a BBA in Accounting cost?

The cost of a BBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, Strayer’s BBA program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1525 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your bachelor’s degree (if approved). The Strayer transfer credit page has more information, as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

What coursework do you need to specialize in accounting?

The BBA in accounting program’s versatile curriculum covers research and analysis, payables and payroll, bookkeeping, tax prep and more. View all courses

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Sample courses

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ACC 206 - Accounting II

Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Progresses to evaluation of accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables, and payroll. Introduces accounting for corporations as related to stocks, bonds, and corporate earnings. Introduces partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.

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ACC 306 - Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

This course covers the use of QuickBooks Accountant, Microsoft Excel, and the interface between the two software packages, as well as the functions and applications available under QuickBooks and Excel.

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ACC 305 - Intermediate Accounting III

Topics covered include the accounting for investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions and postretirement benefits, and leases; accounting changes and error analysis; preparation of the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting. The material refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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BUS 315 - Cost and Price Analysis

Covers establishment and administration of equitable pricing arrangements for goods and/or services. Analyzes the total price (cost plus profit) and the individual elements of cost (labor, materials, indirect costs, and profit). Emphasizes techniques for determining proper prices and estimating. Discusses methods of pricing research and development, and the selection of hardware and services.

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COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

What can you do with a BBA in Accounting?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the accounting field.

Versatile skills for your future

The Accounting concentration explores accounting principles and procedures. Students will use accounting software applications to perform accounting functions such as debits and credits. Students will specifically focus on federal taxation, managerial accounting and cost and price analysis. Students will learn fundamental accounting knowledge and skills.

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Calculate business costs and prepare purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Compile different journals and printouts into general ledgers or data processing sheets.
  • Complete personal and business tax forms, workers’ compensation forms and other government documents.
  • Create and issue bills, invoices, account statements and a variety of other financial statements.
  • Create budgeting documents from estimated revenues, expenses and previous budgets.
  • Follow federal and state accounting policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Generate reports on financial and accounting data, which can include cash receipts, expenses, accounts payable and receivable, and financial performance.
  • Manage financial data and accounts using specialized accounting software.
  • Perform common accounting office duties like filing, answering phones and interacting with clients.
  • Perform financial calculations and produce documents with 10-key calculators, typewriters and copy machines.
  • Prepare checks and other forms of payment for bank deposits, taxes, utilities and more.
  • Reconcile records to ensure they are accurate and use the correct codes.

Bachelor of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

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