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Bachelor of Arts inAccounting

Offered in a blended format, Concordia’s Online Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program consists of 40 credit hours that students can complete through on-campus and online courses. Students learn to gather, record, analyze and communicate financial information for individuals and organizations.

Area of Study: Business, Finance & Marketing

  • Next Start Date: 05/13/2015
  • Start Time: 6-10 pm CST
  • Credit Hours: 40
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Blended
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Curriculum Overview


The accounting profession means more than just numbers. Accountants keep financial data and information that preserves the financial health of businesses and organizations. This career path requires a strategic approach to problem solving and a comprehensive understanding of industry trends, rules and regulations. Accountants maintain budgets and other financial records, including tax documents.

Concordia’s Online B.A. in Accounting program builds on a core business education foundation, which prepares students for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications.

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Class Name
  • Organizational Behavior4
  • Principles of Marketing4
  • Business Analytics2
  • Corporate Finance I4
  • Operations & Quality Mgmt2
  • Intermediate Accounting II4
  • Advanced Accounting4
  • Auditing4
  • Cost Accounting4
  • Managing Finance & Bus. Strat.4
MAN-301 - Organizational Behavior

This course will examine the basic principles of management including planning, organizing, integrating, leading, decision-making, and evaluating performance. Using theories contributed from the behavioral sciences students will examine the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations. Students will learn to analyze problems and develop strategies to deal with organizational growth and change.

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  1. Complete the following prerequisite courses before beginning the cohort:
    • ACC 201 – Principles of Accounting 1 (Financial)
    • ACC 202 – Principles of Accounting 2 (Managerial)
    • ACC 311 – Intermediate Accounting 1
    • ECO 102 – Microeconomics
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  2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcripts as well as any college level courses you have taken.
  1. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
    • What are your long term personal and professional goals?

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Career Potential

An Online B.A. in Accounting from Concordia University, St. Paul prepares students for accounting careers in business settings, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Employment prospects are positive in the field of accounting according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Accountant and auditor job growth should reach 16 percent by 2018, which equates to over 190,000 new jobs in the field. The BLS reports that accountants and auditors earn an average of more than $61,000 annually. Enrolling in an accounting program can position you for diverse career opportunities in the financial sector, including:

  • Buyer
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Import and Export Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Treasurer

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Concordia University is all that I hoped it would be: caring, knowledgeable and engaging professors and staff who truly care that I succeed.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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