Business Administration Comprehensive, BS (Accounting)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Comprehensive with a concentration in Accounting

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $396.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting is ideal for working adults interested in skill and knowledge development and earning their bachelor's degree. This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in core business concepts with a focus on competencies in accounting such as auditing, tax accounting and finance.

Core courses in this program provide students with comprehensive skills directly applicable to the field. Courses are offered completely online. Students benefit from this program by gaining knowledge in the various aspects of business that may move them ahead in their field or forge a new career path.

In addition, students gain: 

  • Knowledge of accounting, finance, and the legal knowledge necessary to compete in a global business environment.
  • an appreciation of how the integration of functional areas impacts organizational performance
  • leadership skills built through core coursework and flexible electives
  • meaningful connections with faculty and fellow students that last beyond graduation
  • confidence to advance their career.

Career Outlook: After graduation, students are equipped with a solid foundation of the various aspects of business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 135,000 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Career paths may include:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Accountant

Minors: Accounting is a minor that students can complete concurrently with their Business Administration degree program. Students have the option to declare a minor when applying for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program, or when establishing a plan of study. The minor is reported on the student’s transcript.

Minor areas in the Bachelor of Business Administration program:

  • Accounting (120 credit hours)
  • Entrepreneurship (120 credit hours)
  • Marketing/Management (120 credit hours)

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High School Diploma

  2. 2 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit $45 application fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT 301Principles of Management3
An integrated study of the functions of a manager: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. An in-depth look at various management theories.
MGT 314Operations and Supply Management3
Operations management is concerned with the execution of strategy. It involves the systematic design, operation, control, and improvement of business processes to achieve organizational goals and create economic value. Successfully managing operations is vital to the long-term viability of every type of organization. This course provides a broad overview of issues in operations and supply chain management emphasizing a strategic orientation toward design and improvement issues. Specific topics include competitiveness; operations strategy; quality management; statistical process control; design of products, services, processes, and facilities; project management; forecasting; supply chain management; inventory management; lean production; and scheduling. Prerequisite: MGT 233 or equivalent and either MATH 120 or MATH 123 Students with a Supply Chain Management Emphasis or Marketing Emphasis or MIS Emphasis must complete MGT 233 or equivalent and either MATH 120 or MATH 123 or MIS 190.
BSAD 400Professional Readiness1
Current trends in written and oral business communications are covered in this course. Students will learn strategies for developing effective written communications including business letters, e-mail messages, memos, reports, and proposals. Oral communications skills including working in teams, listening, and nonverbal communications are discussed. Techniques for giving effective oral presentations are a part of this course. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
FIN 308Principles of Finance3
Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisites: ACCT 251 and ECON 271.
ACCT 311Business Law3
A study of the legal environment of business. Topics include legal theory, and resources, ethics, the court system, torts, contracts, government regulation, property law, and international law considerations.
ACCT 470Auditing3
Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting audits, preparation of audit reports, and special auditing problems. Emphasis on the application of accounting concepts and principles learned. Prior completion of ACCT 351 is recommended. Prerequisite: ACCT 350.
BSAD 100Exploring Business1
The goal of this course is to help the student make a successful transition from high school to the College of Business and Technology by providing the opportunity to explore the various business disciplines and associated campus and career opportunities. The student will be asked to take an active involvement in academic issues and topics such as the facilities and offerings provided by the College of Business and Technology, requirements for successful course and program completion, and the values and skills that lead to professional and personal success.
BSAD 295Business Communications3
Current trends in written and oral business communications are covered in this course. Students will learn strategies for developing effective written communications including business letters, e-mail messages, memos, reports, and proposals. Oral communications skills including working in teams, listening, and nonverbal communications are discussed. Techniques for giving effective oral presentations are a part of the course. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 102 or English ACT score of 29 or above.
MGT 495Administrative Strategy and Policy3
As the capstone course in business, the course is designed (1) to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration, and (2) to emphasize analysis and decision-making. Prerequisite: FIN 308 and MKT 300 and either MGT 301 or MGT 355.
ACCT 251Principles of Accounting II3
Continuation of the basic accounting cycle with particular attention given to development of special procedures for control, partnerships, and corporations. Analysis of financial information used within the organization by manufacturing and service businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT 250
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
The course will inform students of the theories, principles, and methods involved in the transaction and organized exchange of goods and services. Discussion of the history and evolution of marketing, its present-day challenges, and strategies connected with developing, pricing, promoting, and distributing goods and/or services. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
ACCT 250Principles of Accounting I3
This course introduces students to the preparation and use of financial statements. It covers the accounting cycle, current assets, current liabilities, and plant assets. It focuses on financial reporting for service businesses or merchandising businesses organized as corporations. Prerequisite: Completion of General Studies Math requirement.
Select one of the following:3
CYBR 302 Principles of Management Information Systems | ACCT 391 Accounting Information Systems | ECON 300 – ECON 498 (except ECON 388)
Select one of the following:3
CBYR 306 Introduction to Predictive Modeling | ECON 365 Business Analytics and Decision Making | MGT 334 Applied Business Analytics

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 350Intermediate Accounting I3
An in-depth student of the theory, concepts, and practice of financial accounting. Focus is on reporting useful information to third parties through basic corporate financial statements. Prerequisites: ACCT 251
ACCT 351Intermediate Accounting II3
A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I with emphasis on the more complex problems of financial reporting. Prerequisites: ACCT 350
ACCT 352Cost Accounting3
Accounting for manufacturing concerns with special emphasis on managerial decisions, as well as on unit and process costs. Prerequisites: ACCT 251
ACCT 451Tax Accounting3
A study of federal income tax concepts and principles, with emphasis on individual and business organization income tax laws, regulations, and filing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 251
ACCT 470Auditing3
Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting audits, preparation of audit reports, and special auditing problems. Emphasis on the application of accounting concepts and principles learned. Prior completion of ACCT 351 is recommended. Prerequisite: ACCT 350.
Select three of the following:9
ACCT 312 Commercial Law | ACCT 452 Advanced Tax Accounting | ACCT 453 Advanced Accounting I | ACCT 465 Governmental/Non-Profit Accounting | ACCT 471 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 351Accounting Information Systems3
The role of accounting information systems within an organization's management information system, information system documentation, transaction cycle reporting; principles of internal control; the use of proprietary general ledger software. Prerequisite: ACCT 251.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$259.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$311.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$777.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$933.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$396.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$448.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1188.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1344.75

Note: Student records fee is $4 per semester.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

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