Accounting, BS

National American University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program provides learners with the opportunity to develop the skills, ethics, and technical knowledge required to enter the accounting profession in the public and private business sectors. The program graduates lifelong learners who are prepared to be competent professionals and have the foundation to pursue graduate studies.

Students with a career interest in becoming a CPA should consult with their student services advisor or the dean of the college to understand the specific State Board of Accountancy requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:
  • Critically analyze generally accepted accounting principles to guide organizational decision-making.
  • Use current accounting technologies in support of organizational continuity.
  • Demonstrate the leadership skills required to achieve strategic accounting objectives.
  • Demonstrate appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Proficiently communicate across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Productively collaborate with multiple stakeholder groups.

Accounting: Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

180 Credits

Accounting Major Core (54)

AC3050Intermediate Accounting I

4.5

AC3100Intermediate Accounting II

4.5

AC3150Intermediate Accounting III

4.5

AC3200Cost Accounting

4.5

AC3400Federal Income Tax I

4.5

AC3450Federal Income Tax II

4.5

AC3560Accounting Information Systems

4.5

AC3565Accounting for Governmental Entities

4.5

AC4050Advanced Accounting I

4.5

AC4200Auditing I

4.5

AC4250Auditing II

4.5

AC4291Accounting Case Analysis

4.5

AC4291: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU.

Support Core (51)

AC1060Principles of Accounting I

4.5

AC1160Principles of Accounting II

4.5

AC1260Principles of Accounting III

4.5

 

EC2050Macroeconomics

4.5

OR

EC2100Microeconomics

4.5

 

FN3000Business Finance I

4.5

LA3100Business Law I

4.5

MG3000Marketing

4.5

MT1050Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050Principles of Management

4.5

MT4200Business Ethics

4.5

MT4441Business Review Lab

1.5

MT4450Strategic Management

4.5

MT4450: Capstone Course - Senior level, minimum "C" grade required, must be completed at NAU.

Open Elective (9)

General Education Core (66)

(Available for block transfer)

Communication

EN1150Composition I

4.5

Science

SCScience Electives

9

Humanities

Humanities Electives

9

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

9

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communication

EN1300Composition II

4.5

 

EN2100Speech

4.5

OR

EN2150Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

 

EN3050Technical Communications

4.5

Mathematics

MA2050College Algebra

4.5

MA3000Business Statistics

4.5

General Education

CS1201Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!

5

OR

CS1203Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

5

 

CS1301Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

5

CS2086Career Path Planning

2

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Accounting Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

Note:  Students with a career interest in becoming a CPA should consult with their advisor or the dean to understand the specific State Board of Accountancy requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)