AA = Associate of Arts
AS = Associate of Science
AAS = Associate of Applied Science
BA = Bachelor of Arts
BS = Bachelor of Science
BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
MA = Master of Arts
MS = Master of Science
MBA = Master of Business Administration
MPA = Master of Public Administration
ES = Education Specialist in School Psychology Graduate Program
STT = degree program must be completed on the St. Thomas campus
STX = degree program must be completed on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
MOU = degree program must be completed at a partner institution
School of Business
Accounting & Finance Department
The courses of study toward a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and Master of Accountancy degree in the School of Business are designed to prepare the student to assume positions in middle and upper management in business and governmental organizations. A graduate with an accounting major has a broad exposure to business concepts and in depth knowledge of the accounting discipline.
The alumni of this program would be prepared for numerous positions in the accounting profession and have sufficient accounting credits to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examinations in most United States jurisdictions. Students are also prepared for the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst examinations depending on choice.
Study for your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and experience a curriculum that has integrated from Freshman year, state of the art preparation systems for the professional exams as set forth by the Institute of Management Accountants for the CMA and then prepare for the Master of Accounting degree and become eligible to sit for the National State State Boards of Accountancy, CPA exams. Prospective finance professionals can also prepare for the CFA Level I and Level II exams. Our curriculum by design is such that students can complete their professional exams by the time they complete their degrees.
Preparation for the CPA, CFA and CMA examinations are integrated in the curriculum and the School offers courses specifically for the purpose of preparing candidates to take these professional examinations.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the 150 hour educational requirement rule for CPA licensure1.
Preparation for the CPA and CMA examinations are integrated in the curriculum and the School offers courses specifically for the purpose of preparing candidates to take these professional examinations.
The School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The bachelor of arts degree in accounting is one of the degrees accredited by this international business program accrediting body.
The accounting program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus. For more information about this program contact Dr. Dion Gouws, CPA.
1. An individual becomes eligible for the exam by meeting specific requirements as determined by the Board of Accountancy for the jurisdiction for which they are applying.
CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute. This program is not affiliated with, sponsored, or approved by CFA Institute.
CMA® is a registered trademark owned by the Institute of Management Accountants.