Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Online

Earn Your Degree in Business Accounting Online

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.


Learn more about a degree in Business Administration in Accounting

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.

BBA in Accounting Curriculum

The Marian University online BBA in Accounting program aims to develop leaders prepared for the global marketplace as technology rapidly expands worldwide. As a student in the program, you’ll explore and develop essential knowledge and skills in all aspects of business—including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing, and personnel. Gain competencies and experience needed to qualify to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA) exams.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Core Courses

Accounting majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • International Business
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting

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.