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The online Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Corporate Accounting is structured to prepare students for careers in management accounting. Career opportunities in this field are generally substantive and in high demand.

Next start date

08/17/17

Cost per credit

$600
The cost of this program is $600 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply. Use the Cost Calculator to estimate your final tuition costs:
The online Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Corporate Accounting is structured to prepare students for careers in management accounting. Career opportunities in this field are generally substantive and in high demand.

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Online Corporate Accounting Details

According to U.S. News & World Report, W. P. Carey School of Business, ranks #27 among Undergraduate Business Programs and is accredited by the world’s largest business education network, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Additionally, the accounting program ranks 30th in the nation. The online BA in Business with a concentration in Corporate Accounting, offered through W. P. Carey School of Business, provides students an avenue to extend their careers' from the more traditional perspective of "crunching numbers" for someone else to analyzing potential decisions and courses of action from a financial perspective.

Instead of answering, "How much would it cost to expand our business into California?" the question would be, "Financially, does it make sense to expand our business into California?" This latter question is much more a manager, leader oriented question compared to the traditional "How much does it cost" type question and typically requires management accountants to function within a team of experts (e.g. with marketing, regulatory, production team members, etc.) Clearly, the opportunities for management accountants acting more as managers and leaders within an organization are increasing exponentially, with both salaries and opportunities rising above other career options.

Certifications

The online BA in Corporate Accounting helps students with the domain knowledge needed to lead, from a financial perspective, within an organization. To do so, the online BA in Corporate Accounting is designed to help students prepare for certification. Both the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) which is popular in the U.S.A. and the more recent CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) sponsored by the AICPA are within reach of BACA students. This online business program is designed to help students achieve these designations.

Corporate Accounting Career Outcomes

The online BA in Corporate Accounting addresses the educational needs of many students who have an interest in accounting but no plans to enter public accounting. The emphasis of this program is managerial accounting. The six major courses in the BA in Corporate Accounting will prepare students for corporate accounting positions.  Upon completion of the program, students may take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. This online program will prepare students for the following careers:

  • Treasurers
  • Controllers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • VP’s-Financial Planning
  • Cost Accounting Directors

This program is not available to students with BA, BS or MS degrees in accountancy, and the courses are not available to non-degree students.

What it costs

The cost of this program is $600 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply. Use the Cost Calculator to estimate your final tuition costs:
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Requirements

Additional Requirements

Freshmen
Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman admissionOpens a New Window. are eligible for direct admission to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program. To be admitted to ASU, you must be a high school graduate and meet one of the following criteria:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1120* (March 2016 and after) or 1040* (prior to March 2016) for residents
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1180* (March 2016 and after) or 1110* (prior to March 2016) for nonresidents
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 25 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

Transfer
If you are a transfer student applying to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program, you are eligible for direct admission if you have met the following requirements:

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  • 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA (if you have attended ASU)
  • 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution)
  • Minimum grade requirements must be met for all critical tracking courses taken (applicable only if student falls under critical tracking requirements)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.