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Global Business AccreditationSound financial management and cost accounting are key to the strategic objectives and success of a business organization. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting provides you with practical, hands-on experience in the accounting field. 

You also have an option to earn graduate credit toward an MBA or Master of Science in Business Analytics while working on this bachelor's degree. Through this combined degree program, you can finish both degrees in just four years and save up to $8,625!

Most affordable online accounting degree program

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The Experience

As a student in this online accounting program,  you will learn from our expert faculty who have both national and international corporate experience. You will gain valuable skills using software such as Peachtree and QuickBooks while you study modern accounting methods and practices with the goal of sitting for the CMA or CPA exam.

The Results

As a graduate of this bachelor's degree in accounting, you will use your valuable experiences from internships to secure an accounting positions. Our graduates are working for companies ranging from manufacturing organizations and CPA firms to energy companies.

Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination Candidates

Indiana and many other states require that a first-time Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination candidate must have at least 150 semester hours of college education, including a baccalaureate or higher degree, with an accounting concentration or its equivalent. If you wish to meet this requirement, be sure to plan an individualized program with your academic director or assigned faculty advisor. This program will encompass an additional 42 semester hours of course work in humanities, mathematics, social sciences, business and accounting.

Additional Information


A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Major requires 120 credit hours.

General Education - 39 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition
   or ENG 133 Technical Communication
HUM 203 Humanities Elective 
SP 203 Effective Speaking
COM 213 Business Communication
ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics
   or ECO 203 Survey of Economics
ECO 223 Principles of Macroeconomics
  or Social Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 173 Essential Calculus
   or MA 163 Applied Math with Business Concepts
MA 253 Statistics
Science Elective - 3 credit hours
BA 213 Advance Spreadsheet for Business
PSY 113 Psychology

Business Core - 38 credit hours

AC 203 Accounting I
AC 213 Accounting II
BA 123 Business Concepts
BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
BA 453 Global Strategic Management
FIN 303 Managerial Finance 
FIN 353 Personal Finance
LAW 203 Business Law and Ethics
MGT 353 Designing Operations
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
MGT Capsim Business Simulation
MGT 483 Business Administration Capstone
   or BA3113 Business Internship
MK 203 Marketing
UE 111 Online Learning Orientation

Major in Accounting - 30 credit hours

AC 303 Cost Accounting
AC 323 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 333 Intermediate Accounting II
AC 373 Accounting Information Systems
AC 403 Advanced Accounting
AC 423 Personal Income Tax
AC 463 Auditing
FIN 413 Advanced Managerial Finance
AC or FIN Elective (300/400 level) - 6 credit hours

Additional Program Requirements - 13 credit hours

BA 113 or Computer Literacy/Elective
General Electives - 10 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (opens in a new window).

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
We offer an affordable education for active duty military students working on their undergraduate degree. Please see our Cost and Investment page for more information.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting


120 hours



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