Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

ACCT A216Accounting Information Systems I3
ACCT A301Intermediate Accounting I *3
ACCT A302Intermediate Accounting II *3
ACCT A342Managerial Cost Accounting3
ACCT A409Individual Income Tax3
or ACCT A410 Corporate and Partnership Income Tax
ACCT A452Auditing3
BA/JUST A241Business Law I3
MATH A221Applied Calculus for Managerial and Social Sciences3-4
or MATH A251 Calculus I
Select 6 credits of upper-division accounting electives from the following:6
Advanced Accounting
Individual Income Tax **
Corporate and Partnership Income Tax **
Fraud Examination
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Choose one of the following:3
Statistics for Business and Economics
Upper-division ECON elective

ACCT A301 and ACCT A302 must be completed at the University of Alaska Anchorage or another AACSB-accredited institution.


These courses may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 45 credits must be upper-division.

Licensure and/or Certification

Students who complete UAA's Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting meet the educational requirement to sit for the examination for certified public accountants in the State of Alaska. Additional coursework is required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Alaska. Visit the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Board of Public Accountancy’s website for the complete list of requirements for licensure in Alaska.

Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice. Requirements to become a CPA are unique to each state. Visit the website for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for more information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting will be able to demonstrate:

  • A baccalaureate content knowledge of the Accounting discipline.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and global perspectives in business.

  • Ability to apply analytical thinking.

  • Skills in professional interactions and human relations.