Program Overview

Brandman University offers students the opportunity to earn a valuable Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, with the focus on Accounting. Students of the BBA program have the option of completing the required coursework at one of the many California campuses or entirely online. The flexible learning format allows busy professionals and other non-traditional learners to maintain current careers and obligations while gaining the specialized understanding of business basics with advanced accounting concepts.

The concept of monetary funds has evolved over many centuries into the current financial system the world is familiar with today. The ancient ways of owing (debtors) and lending (creditors) money has led to the basic double entry method of accounting used in almost all aspects of business. The practice of accounting is dependent on a strong and practical financial system. Accounting is defined as the theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the financial records (bookkeeping) of an organization. Accountants evaluate numbers from financial records and respectively communicate to the appropriate persons the cause and effect of the learned financial findings. The topic of financial mismanagement has come into light in recent years because of the early practices of accounting having an ease of monetary gain with the minimal chance of being discovered. The revised practices of accounting now incorporate multiple sources of bookkeeping and outside auditing, and with the consequence of severe punishment have led to the decline in fraudulent activity.

The BBA in Accounting is comprised of 120 credit hours, 21 of which focus on core Accounting practices and concepts such as: principles of cost analysis and budgeting, accounting information systems, income taxation and auditing. Upon successful completion of the required courses, students may also seek to continue their education by sitting for specific certifications and licensures critical to success in the industry. Some graduates may look into a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation as well as several others, to compete in the demanding job market.

Graduates should be prepared for entry-level positions at accounting firms, banking institutions, financial establishments and as leaders for in-house accounting departments in a variety of business organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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