Bachelor of Business Administration with Concentrations in Core, Professional and Public Accounting Concepts

UAF Accounts ImageAccountants and auditors prepare, analyze, and verify financial documents in order for a business to make the necessary financial decisions through budget analysis, financial and investment planning, and other important services. They work with accounting and tax forms, financial reports and records, payroll and disbursement systems, contracts, policies and procedures, and government rules and regulations.


Preparing for CPA Licensure


Educational requirements for CPA licensure in the state of Arkansas include 30 upper-level credit hours in Accounting. Students interested in CPA licensure may complete the required course work for examination by majoring in Business Administration and concentrating in Core Accounting and Professional Accounting. These two concentrations will allow students to earn 24 hours of upper-level accounting course work. An additional six hours of upper-level Accounting course work may be earned through the certificate of proficiency in Public Accounting Standards & Practices.



Skills and Requirements :

  • Oral and written communication
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Ethical decision making
  • Critical thinking/ problem solving
  • Financial statement analysis and preparation
  • Economic analysis
  • Team oriented
  • Accounting information systems knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented

Career Opportunities

  • Certified public accountant
  • Managerial accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Payroll manager
  • Controller
  • Tax preparer
  • Auditor
  • Financial planner
  • Banker
  • Business owner or manager

Salary and Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of accountants and auditors to grow six percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $71,550 in May 2019 (BLS).

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