Your Path to a Growing Career in Business Accounting

Marian’s MPath Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is designed for students who want a solid background in business with a concentration in accounting. Graduates prepare themselves for advanced study or a career in business with the ability to help organizations with financial performance.

An online accounting degree is the first step on your path to success in positions like accountant, auditor, public accountant, managerial accountant and more. Marian business students benefit from:

  • 100% online course format
  • Efficient, affordable degree programs
  • Integration of theory with practice
  • Values-based education
  • Courses count toward the 150 hour CPA exam requirement

Graduates of the online accounting degree through Marian’s business program will benefit from an environment of growth in the accounting profession. Employment for business and financial occupations including accounting and auditing is expected to continue to expand.

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The Program

Marian’s accounting program develops leaders who are prepared to make a positive impact on the financial business world. As a student in the 100% online program you’ll explore and acquire essential knowledge and skills in all aspects of business – including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing, and personnel. Students take 37 core business credits and 18-21 core accounting credits.

Capstone Project

The BBA program requires completion of a 1-credit capstone course – BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio. All business core classes must be completed before taking this course. The capstone course allows students to reflect on learning processes and examine the critical thinking skills developed throughout the academic program.

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

The BBA is one of the Marian University MPath undergraduate programs offered in a 7-week accelerated format. With 100% online classes and 6 possible starts per year, the 7-week accelerated program provides a high-quality online degree with the flexibility that today’s adult learners are seeking. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom made for working students who are ready to take their education to the next level.

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Liberal Arts

30 credits

Business Administration Core

38-39 credits as follows

3 credits from the following

An introductory course, designed for the non-business major student, to learn general business functions and systems. The student will explore business skills that are needed in one’s professional career. A computer simulation, current events, guest speakers, field trips to local businesses and discussion are used to gain knowledge of general business concepts and the business environment.

Prerequisites:

Provide the student with the information needed to make sound personal financial decisions and manage personal financial assets wisely. Subjects covered include financial planning, budgeting, consumer purchasing decisions, income taxation, insurance and risk management, investing and retirement and estate planning.

3-4 credits from the following

Prerequisites:

An interdisciplinary introduction to the basic principles of data analysis with an emphasis on application. Students are expected to apply these principles to data analysis in their respective areas of study. The applied focus is on the computerized application of summary statistics, one/two/multi-sample tests, linear models, association tests, randomness/normality tests, time series comparison, quality control charts and probability distributions as used across a variety of community and organizational settings. Other techniques may be added as appropriate for specific disciplines.

Prerequisites:

MAT 001 Basic Algebra, Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 001 with grade of C or higher

An interdisciplinary introduction to the basic principles of data analysis with an emphasis on application. Students are expected to apply these principles to data analysis in their respective areas of study. The applied focus is on the computerized application of summary statistics, one/two/multi-sample tests, linear models, association tests, randomness/normality tests, time series comparison, quality control charts and probability distributions as used across a variety of community and organizational settings. Other techniques may be added as appropriate for specific disciplines.

Prerequisites:

Appropriate math placement test score MAT 001 Basic Algebra, with a grade of C or higher

An interdisciplinary introduction to the basic principles of data analysis with an emphasis on application. Students are expected to apply these principles to data analysis in their respective areas of study. The applied focus is on the computerized application of summary statistics, one-/two-/multi-sample tests, linear models, association tests, randomness/normality tests, and probability distributions as used across a variety of community and organizational settings. Other techniques may be added as appropriate for specific disciplines.

(AGS students only)   A study of topics that include descriptive statistics and data analysis; elementary probability; binomial, hypergeometric and normal probability models; the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; elementary hypothesis testing; linear regression; and correlation. A major goal of this course is the application of these topics to problems arising from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the health industry and the business environment.

32 credits from the following

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to generally accepted accounting principles, basic accounting systems, accounting theory; and financial statements.

A course in resume writing, interviewing skills, techniques for personal enhancement, and international business etiquette; supplies the student with criteria beyond academics for acceptance into the world of work and future entry-level management positions.

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This course introduces the student to the economic, political, social and cultural issues of operating a business in a global economy. An understanding of exchange rate mechanisms, international trade agreements and international strategies will be developed.

A study of business law. Topics included in the course include the American legal system, contracts, property, negotiable instruments, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, business organizations, labor and employment relations, government regulations, and torts.

Prerequisites:

A capstone business course that integrates the functional areas of a business with the strategic decision-making process. In a team environment, students are expected to employ the skills and knowledge learned from their academic career in a computer-simulated industry. An analysis of case studies and/or current business articles will also be used to link academic concepts and theories to real-world situations. (Senior Standing, all Business core courses must be completed before taking this course.)

Prerequisites:

An introduction to the overall functioning of an economic system with a view toward understanding the factors underlying income, employment, and prices on the aggregate level. Topics include such monetary and fiscal policies as suggested by the relevant theories discussed.

Prerequisites:

This course is an introduction to microeconomics: the study of how households and firms interact and make decisions to allocate limited resources in the markets for goods and services.

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An introduction to financial management. Topics include the role of financial managers and financial markets, valuation of corporate securities, risk and return, financial statement analysis and capital budgeting.

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A systematic analysis of the management process involving an integration of classical, behavioral, and modern contemporary philosophies. The importance of relating the theoretical principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to practical experience is featured.

Prerequisites:

ENG 105 Expository Writing, ENG 230 Professional Comp. & Research Writing, or appropriate English placement test score

A general overview of the scope and significance of marketing both domestically and internationally. The course emphasizes the marketing of consumer and industrial goods and analysis of the marketing mix variables of product, price, promotion and place. It introduces marketing policies and practices of business firms.

This course introduces information technology systems that support organizational decision-making and problem solving. The course surveys the technical and organizational issues involved in the use and design of information systems and how the application of IT can enable an organization to improve quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage.

Accounting Major

18 credits

Prerequisites:

A continuation of ACC 201 with concentration on corporate financial statements and the basics of managerial cost accounting. Applications are designed to provide exposure to analysis and interpretation of accounting data for managerial planning, control, and decision-making.

Prerequisites:

Builds on the theory and skills introduced in ACC 201 Financial Accounting. Emphasis is on accounting transactions through financial statement construction, valuation and measurement of cash, receivables, inventories, plant and equipment, intangibles, investments, and liabilities. Communication skills, as they apply to the accounting profession, are stressed.

An extension of the theory and application of generally-accepted accounting principles with emphasis on accounting for contributed capital, retained earnings, investments, income taxes, pensions, leases, and accounting changes. Revenue recognition and cash flows are also discussed. Application of the generally accepted accounting principles in different areas is emphasized throughout the course.

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A study of federal income taxes as they apply to individuals with emphasis on determination of gross income, adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, and taxes due. Students are required to complete comprehensive individual income tax returns.

A course covering the philosophy, concepts, and techniques used by independent and internal auditors. Professional ethics and legal relationships, the study and evaluation of internal control, audit program applications, statistical sampling, EDP auditing, and reporting obligations are included in the course. Integrated material provides application of the theory studied in the course. Focus is placed on the analysis and interpretation of data, events, and theory using collaborative learning techniques. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized.

An advanced study of cost accounting systems in both an industrial and service environment. Topics discussed in detail include job order and process costing, standard costs, variance analysis, and activity-based costing. The relationship of budgeting to profit planning and business control is studied and applied.

Business programs at Marian University focus on the following principles of business education:

Principle 1: Outcomes Assessment. The academic business unit has developed and fully implemented an outcomes assessment process consistent with their mission and broad-based goals.

Principle 2: Strategic Planning. The academic business unit has developed and implemented a strategic planning process that enables continuous improvement and guides it into the future consistent with its mission.

Principle 3: Curriculum. Programs offered are consistent with current, acceptable business practices and the expectations of professionals in the academic and business communities.

Principle 4: Faculty. Appropriate program coverage is provided by highly-qualified faculty with adequate time to devote to teaching, service, and scholarly activity.

Principle 5: Scholarly and Professional Activities. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and professional activities that enhance the depth and scope of their knowledge.

Principle 6: Resources. Financial resources available are sufficient to support a high-quality learning environment.

Principle 7: Internal and External Relationships. The academic business unit has effective working relationships with other functional units within the institution, meaningful linkages to business practitioners and organizations, effective relationships with external organizations, and is accountable to the public.

Principle 8: International Business Education. The academic business unit ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and deal effectively with critical issues in a dynamic global business environment

Principle 9: Educational Innovation. The academic business unit maintains environment that encourages and recognizes innovation and creativity in the education of business students.

Professional Conduct (Standard for Students)

Faculty and Staff in the business department in the College of Professions expect the highest standards of honest, ethical professional conduct from each of our students. Primary components of professional behavior expected include:

  • Respect for others
  • Full engagement
  • Responsibility and integrity, and commitment to quality.

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Tracey Marx, M.A.
Assistant Dean for Adult and Online Studies
920.923.8573
tmarx@marianuniversity.edu

Andrea Wolf, M.A.E.
Assistant Dean for Adult and Online Studies
920.923.8148
anwolf58@marianuniversity.edu

W. Alan Dixon, Sr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
920.923.7663
wadixon33@marianuniversity.edu

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