School of Business
School of Business

Business Accounting Technology - Financial Accounting Option and Internal Controls Option (Online Bachelor's Program): Bachelor of Science
(Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Objectives

The fundamentals of accounting and business operations are important in many economic endeavors. The Business Accounting Technology program blends accounting concepts and skills, financial applications and elements of business with accounting technology. This blend offers students a practitioner-oriented program of study that can help them prepare to function in a variety of business atmospheres. Critical thinking, accounting technology and professional and interpersonal communication are also elements of this program.

The Financial Accounting option of the Business Accounting Technology program includes instruction on computerized accounting, basic accounting principles and financial accounting applications. Students will have the opportunity to create, analyze and interpret financial data and statements. Upper-level courses enhance the study of accounting and expand into areas such as cost accounting and budgeting, financial analysis, taxation and auditing, and accounting information systems. The program also includes a background in business data networks, business information systems, business organization, business law and professional communications.

The Internal Controls option of the Business Accounting Technology program includes instruction on computerized accounting, basic accounting principles and financial accounting applications while emphasizing procedures and processes to recognize and prevent financial fraud and improper earnings management. This option focuses on internal control and fraud examination conducted through auditing accounting practices and analyzing financial statements to investigate fraud indicators and earnings mismanagement.

Career Opportunities

The program can help graduates prepare for a business accounting career and pursue entry-level positions in fields involving accounting or finance. Graduates can develop knowledge and skills to work in such areas as management advisory services, income tax and auditing, budgeting, cost accounting and general accounting.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Online Course Orientation

Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student must complete the online course orientation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.

Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.

Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service


The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfy the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium III or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 256MB RAM (512MB preferred), CD-ROM, 2GB free space (5GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Windows XP or 2000 (or higher), Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: 56Kb modem (Cable or DSL connection strongly preferred).

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

This program of study offers two options of coursework for a student to pursue. All of the courses (as such courses may be revised or modified from time to time by the school in its discretion) in one of the following options must be successfully completed.

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Financial Accounting

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 48
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
GE274 Macroeconomics+ 4
Subtotal 56
Core Courses
BU111 Accounting I+ 4
BU112 Accounting II+ 4
BU121 Introduction to Business In a Global Society+ 4
BU131 Business and Information Systems+ 4
BU213 Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis+ 4
BU214 Fundamentals of Tax Preparation+ 4
BU222 Business Law and Regulation+ 4
BU232 Business and Database Applications+ 4
BU233 Business and Data Networks+ 4
BU241 Principles of Marketing+ 4
BU261 Corporate Finance+ 4
BU271 Principles of Professional Communication+ 4
BU315 Cost Accounting and Budgeting I+ 4
BU316 Cost Accounting and Budgeting II+ 4
BU317 Corporate Tax and Regulations+ 4
BU318 Accounting Practices in HR Records Management+ 4
BU334 Accounting Application to Internet Technology+ 4
BU352 Principles of Management+ 4
BU362 Financial Capital and Markets+ 4
BU419 Auditing+ 4
BU424 Principles of International Economics+ 4
BU435 Accounting Information Systems+ 4
BU459 Strategic Management Project+ 4
BU463 Corporate Analysis and Forecasting+ 4
BU464 Global Finance and Accounting+ 4
EC311 Introduction to Project Management+ 4
PM332 Project Management Techniques+ 4
Subtotal 108
Technical Basic Courses
TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+ 4
TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software+ 4
TB150 Computing and Productivity Software+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 16
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

++In this program, the Unspecified General Education courses are distance education courses taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. For Minnesota students, the General Education courses must include at least two courses in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Internal Controls

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 48
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
GE274 Macroeconomics+ 4
Subtotal 56
Core Courses
BI370 Intermediate Accounting+ 4
BI371 Advanced Accounting+ 4
BI470 Internal Auditing+ 4
BI471 Forensic Accounting+ 4
BI472 Earnings Management+ 4
BU111 Accounting I+ 4
BU112 Accounting II+ 4
BU121 Introduction to Business In a Global Society+ 4
BU131 Business and Information Systems+ 4
BU213 Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis+ 4
BU214 Fundamentals of Tax Preparation+ 4
BU222 Business Law and Regulation+ 4
BU232 Business and Database Applications+ 4
BU233 Business and Data Networks+ 4
BU261 Corporate Finance+ 4
BU271 Principles of Professional Communication+ 4
BU315 Cost Accounting and Budgeting I+ 4
BU316 Cost Accounting and Budgeting II+ 4
BU317 Corporate Tax and Regulations+ 4
BU334 Accounting Application to Internet Technology+ 4
BU362 Financial Capital and Markets+ 4
BU419 Auditing+ 4
BU435 Accounting Information Systems+ 4
BU459 Strategic Management Project+ 4
BU463 Corporate Analysis and Forecasting+ 4
BU464 Global Finance and Accounting+ 4
EC311 Introduction to Project Management+ 4
Subtotal 108
Technical Basic Courses
TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+ 4
TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software+ 4
TB150 Computing and Productivity Software+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 16
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

++In this program, the Unspecified General Education courses are distance education courses taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. For Minnesota students, the General Education courses must include at least two courses in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.


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Tiffany Edwards
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

Graduated 2009
Fort Wayne, IN

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"The investment I made in my education was definitely worth it. I'm in a very successful position within my career, and I wouldn't be there without my education."
- Tiffany Edwards, 2009
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