Program Overview

The University of the Southwest offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting that is well suited for students who wish to enhance their knowledge in accounting in the business administration field. Graduates of this degree will gain skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and decision making. Students may find employment in public accounting as tax specialists, auditors, and consultants. Graduates may also work in private firms, governmental firms, and non-profit agencies. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to increase their salary, become eligible for certification, and gain job security. Accounting is a growing field with many positions available in the workforce for graduating students.

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting Program consists of 120 total credit hours that may be completed in four years. Students are required to complete general education courses, institutional coursework, major coursework, and accounting emphasis coursework. General education topics students will cover include fine arts, humanities, social science, science labs, mathematics, computer applications, economics, composition, literature, and speech. Major level coursework  that students are required to complete include principles of accounting I & II, business law, principles of finance, principles of management, ethics, organizational behavior, creating a business plan, and principles of marketing. Students will also complete accounting emphasis courses. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain employment within the accounting career field.

All courses for this program are available online. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) in the accounting emphasis area and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    The University of the Southwest, private, non-denominational liberal arts university, is located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Originally founded in 1956 as Hobbs Baptist College, a 2-year junior college, the name of the institution changed to New Mexico Baptist College in 1958, when it became a four-year college. The institution became known as the College of the Southwest in 1962, and in 2008 became the University of the Southwest. The University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered institution that teaches the belief of God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible, and faculty and staff with Christ centered values instruct students to live, work and learn together while valuing each others cultures and beliefs. The university is dedicated to preparing its students for a lifetime in faith-based leadership and service.

    The University of the Southwest offers bachelor's and master's degrees from the following schools:

    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business and Professional Studies
    • School of Education

    Online courses are available to students requiring a more flexible schedule, as well as online career training programs that lead to professional certificates. 

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