Program Overview

Accounting is the language of business, and communicating financial information has become increasingly challenging in a dynamic global economy. Underwood University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree program provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of accounting as well as in business, communications and general studies. Through a combination of core courses such as Principles of Accounting, Federal Income Taxation and Cost Accounting, students will be well-prepared for the accounting industry and the wide range of career opportunities available to accounting professionals. The degree is a 120 credit-hour program that emphasizes core competencies in critical thinking, communication, and other managerial/leadership qualities throughout the curriculum. 

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program are expected to show competency in higher-order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship, and leadership. Under the guidance of faculty who combine strong theory with real-world experience, the accounting program prepares students in these areas:

  1. Use of logic and critical thinking skills in the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
  2. The systematic transformation of data into accounting information through the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  3. Preparation and communication of financial reports to stakeholders and all levels of management.
  4. Identification and analysis of ethical issues in accounting that reflect an understanding of the public service nature of the accounting function.

For more information please download Underwood University 2018 -2019 Catalog