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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

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 provides 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. Although the credit hours earned in the BA in Corporate Accounting program will generally help students become eligible for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate accounting, and not public accounting, for which the CMA and CGMA certifications may be more relevant.

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.

One of the top business schools in the country:

  • AACSB-accredited business school
  • Ranked No. 6 online MBA program by the Princeton Review
  • No. 6 for online graduate business programs and No. 6 online MBA program by U.S. News and World Report
  • ASU's online bachelor's programs rank No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report

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Next Start Date:

10/16/2019
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Faculty at the  W. P. Carey School of Business outperform other schools for their innovative research and impact. The school is ranked within top performers for research by the University of Texas at Dallas and was recognized as No. 1 for authoring impactful research by Technovation. W. P. Carey faculty include a Nobel Laureate, National Academy of Sciences members. Faculty and lecturers also appear in renowned journals and conferences and remain active with innovative companies to drive global impact and maintain a network of resources for students at ASU.

W. P. Carey fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe, and a student body which represents more than 100 countries.

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

51

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

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.

Example Careers

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

Requirements

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.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

Additional Requirements

Freshmen

Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman admission 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:

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

  • 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)

  • 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:

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

    • ASU transfer student admission requirements
    • 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)

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