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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Important Notice:  The Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Accounting is currently transitioning to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting degree paradigms. Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in the School of Business programs will not accept new students after the Spring of 2017.  The School of Business is pleased to inform applicants, students and community partners that the newly revised Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting curriculum will be offered on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus beginning in the Fall of 2016.  Students interested in admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs are urged to meet with an academic advisor as soon as possible.

The bachelor of arts degree in accounting has been constructed on the assumption that contemporary study in accounting must build upon a broad base of liberal education. The plan of study is intended to develop the students’ capacity to make sound judgments in their eventual positions in management and administration and to endow them with the historical perspective necessary for an understanding of human values and motivations and the relationships between economic activity and society as a whole. All requirements for the degree can be completed on either campus.

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 entry level positions in the accounting profession and have sufficient accounting credits to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) examinations in most United States jurisdictions.

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.

Study for your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and prepare for the professional exams as set forth by the Institute of Management Accountants (CMA) and the United States, State Boards of Accountancy (CPA) while you are studying for your degree.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the 150 hour educational requirement rule for CPA licensure1.

  • Professional Exam preparation is integrated throughout the curriculum. Tackle the professional exam preparation; When you see the topic for a first time, and then repeat the information over and over until you pass the exam.
  • Receive professional lectures on exam topics twice; once in the classroom and then when you study after class. To keep you motivated and focused, the training system breaks down sections into easily digestible lessons.
  • Our professional preparation training system is designed so that you will master entire sections within just 30 minutes.
  • You’ll have access to a team of expert professors who write our materials, deliver our Video Lectures and offer Professor Mentored Learning.
  • Get answers to your questions within 24 hours, clarified lecture points, demonstrations on how to solve tough problems and access to prior archived discussions.
  • When you use our Video Lecture + Slides, you can bring the classroom to your home. Each lecture is delivered by a variety of professors.
  • Once you complete the academic portion of your education then you can study at your own pace until you pass, without having to worry that your materials will expire.
  • With continued access to free updates, you’ll have the flexibility to browse through each course before you begin studying and take a break between exams.

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.

For More Information Contact 

Title Name
Dean Dr. Kendra L. Harris
Department Chair or Program Coordinator Prof. Francisco Depusoir
Administrative Assistant Ms. Deanna Blyden