Online Accounting Major Curriculum

 

The Eller Online Undergraduate Accounting major allows students to work at their own pace.

The Accounting major has 17 required courses, plus university graduation requirements. With full-time enrollment, the Accounting major can be completed in as little as 18 months (if a student transfers in with an Arizona Community College Associates of Business degree or prior completion of the university graduation requirements)! If you want to complete the major quickly you would take two courses every seven weeks (four classes per semester) for four consecutive semesters, with one additional class in the final semester. If you prefer part-time enrollment options then you will be coached to take complementary courses at your own pace. Your success coach will provide academic advising, professional development and registration assistance along the way.


Courses

Spring

Session: 1st

Dates: 1/12/22 - 3/4/22

Course Description: Examination of industrial structure; theory of prices under varying market conditions; applications to business problems.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn how to use economics to determine how cost constrains options. You will understand how to incorporate applications of game theory and behavior economics in a business setting. You will use economics to provide recommendations to improve business success such as profitability or efficiency. You will relate the theoretical economic concepts you learn in class to current events with the completion of weekly article reviews. Finally, you will work within a group to create a presentation that tackles the connection between real life and economic tools of analysis that are covered in the course. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring only

Session: 1st

Dates: 1/12/22 - 3/4/22

Course Description: OM is concerned with the creation of goods and/services. Topics include business processes, MRP, forecasting, facility planning and layout, inventory management, quality control and just-in-time manufacturing.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn quantitative and qualitative tools to aid with designing, controlling and improving the processes in the production of goods and services within an organization. You will cover best-practices, tools and techniques that are used to give an organization a strategic competitive advantage. Throughout the course, you will participate in weekly news reports and group discussions pertaining to operations management.

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 1/12/22 - 3/4/22

Course Description: The study of how the macroeconomy is affected by institutions, technology and other forces and governmental policy.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn how modern economies function at a macro level and how that relates to the business, world and financial sectors and markets. You will apply standard models of macroeconomics to address real-world problems, understand how international finance markets work and recognize the impact of government policies on the marketplace. Finally, you will work within a group to create a presentation using the economic tools and analysis you learn in class to explain a current new article. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 1/12/22 - 3/4/22

Course Description: Students will learn ways that organizations improve their business practices through the use of computer technology. Course emphasizes systems technologies, enterprise integration, business applications and critical analysis of organizational change through information systems.

Course Experiences: The emphasis of this course is to understand how information technology may interact and shape businesses and organizations. You will obtain an understanding of IT and its role in business operations, how to effectively devise solutions to problems in an IT context and effectively communicate throughout the entire business and IT spectrum. 

Session: 2nd

Dates:  3/14/22 - 5/04/22

Course Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of how fundamentals of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management and information technology each raise ethical and legal considerations in the business environment.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will recognize the ethical and legal implications of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management and information technology in the business environment. Throughout the course, you will become familiar with the various political, social and ethical considerations that influence organizations. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 2nd

Dates:  3/14/22 - 5/04/22

Course Description: Overview of entrepreneurial approach, strategies and skills within a range of environments to advance technology and innovations. Students can pair ENTR 420R/520R with lab course to develop innovation-specific feasibility study or business plan.

Course Experiences: This course is designed to help you understand the innovation, ideation, entrepreneurship and successful business models. Through collaboration within a group, you will learn to integrate and apply models of innovation, strategy, problem solving and critical thinking. You will learn to assess feasibility, unique value propositions, business models, pro forma development and go-to- market solutions. Throughout the course you will work within a group to create a comprehensive business plan and investor pitch video. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Concepts and analytical procedures necessary in the generation of accounting data for management planning control.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  advanced standing in the Eller College of Management
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Structured analysis of financial statements; forecasting of income and cash flows; pro-forma financial statements; firm valuation using discounted cash flows and discounted residual income methods; comparative valuation analysis; credit analysis.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 461; advanced standing in the Eller College of Management. Credit allowed for only one of these courses: ACCT 451, ACCT 554
May be convened with:  ACCT 554
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Notes about Spring 2022 Registration:

  • Newly admitted ACCT majors will be registered in ECON 300, MIS 304, ENTR 420R and MGMT 402.
  • Continuing ACCT majors will be registered in ECON 330, MIS OSCM 373, ACCT 310 and ACCT 451.

Summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 5/17/21 - 7/02/21

Course Description: Course intended to introduce students to the strategic nature of business communication. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze business situations and prepare messages that fulfill all of the intended purposes of their communication, meet the needs and expectations of business audiences and take into account other relevant contextual factors. Students must have adequate oral and communication skills to be able to effectively focus on developing the higher-order thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in the course. In order to help students devise successful communication strategies, the course will also therefore emphasize the development of these higher-order skills, which include analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Course Experience: In this course, you will learn effective communication practices necessary in a professional business setting. You will be engaging in weekly video conference meetings with teammates and the instructor though Cisco WebEx and Google Hangout.

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 5/17/21 - 7/02/21

Course Description: Integration of management and organization behavior concepts as applied to the administration of private and public organizations in various cultures.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn about human behavior within organizations, its causes and its consequences for the individual, team and organizational outcomes. Throughout the course, you will work within a group to complete 6 deliverables: SMART Goal, Project Plan, SWOT Analysis, Progress Report, Major Deliverable Paper and After Action Review.  

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 5/17/21 - 7/02/21

Course Description: The study of how the macroeconomy is affected by institutions, technology and other forces and governmental policy.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn how modern economies function at a macro level and how that relates to the business, world and financial sectors and markets. You will apply standard models of macroeconomics to address real-world problems, understand how international finance markets work and recognize the impact of government policies on the marketplace. Finally, you will work within a group to create a presentation using the economic tools and analysis you learn in class to explain a current new article. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 5/17/21 - 7/02/21

Course Description: OM is concerned with the creation of goods and/services. Topics include business processes, MRP, forecasting, facility planning and layout, inventory management, quality control and just-in-time manufacturing.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn quantitative and qualitative tools to aid with designing, controlling and improving the processes in the production of goods and services within an organization. You will cover best-practices, tools and techniques that are used to give an organization a strategic competitive advantage. Throughout the course, you will participate in weekly news reports and group discussions pertaining to operations management.

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 2nd

Dates: 7/06/21 - 8/20/21

Course Description: Overview of entrepreneurial approach, strategies and skills within a range of environments to advance technology and innovations. Students can pair ENTR 420R/520R with lab course to develop innovation-specific feasibility study or business plan.

Course Experiences: This course is designed to help you understand the innovation, ideation, entrepreneurship and successful business models. Through collaboration within a group, you will learn to integrate and apply models of innovation, strategy, problem solving and critical thinking. You will learn to assess feasibility, unique value propositions, business models, pro forma development and go-to- market solutions. Throughout the course you will work within a group to create a comprehensive business plan and investor pitch video. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Session: 2nd

Dates: 7/06/21 - 8/20/21

Course Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of how fundamentals of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management and information technology each raise ethical and legal considerations in the business environment.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will recognize the ethical and legal implications of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management and information technology in the business environment. Throughout the course, you will become familiar with the various political, social and ethical considerations that influence organizations. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: spring, summer

Theory and methodology involved in contemporary accounting for assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, net income and funds, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 210. Open to majors only. Credit allowed for this course or ACCT 500A, but not both
May be convened with:  ACCT 500A
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Theory and methodology involved in contemporary accounting for assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, net income and funds, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 400A with a grade of C or better. Open to majors only. Credit allowed for this course or ACCT 500A-500B but not for both
May be convened with:  ACCT 500B
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Principles of federal income taxation, with emphasis on how individuals are taxed; additional topics.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 210, advanced standing in the Eller College of Management. Credit allowed for only one of these courses: ACCT 420, ACCT 520
May be convened with:  ACCT 520
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Notes about Summer Registration:

  • Newly admitted ACCT majors will be registered in ACCT 400A, BCOM 314R, ACCT 400B and ENTR 420R  -- or ACCT 420

  • Continuing ACCT majors will be registered in OSCM 373, ECON 330, MGMT 402 and ACCT 420 

Fall

Session: 1st

Dates: 8/24/20 - 10/14/20

Course Description: Role of marketing in the economy and in business and nonprofit organizations; environmental factors affecting marketing; nature of marketing management decisions.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will study the role of marketing in an organization and learn to develop effective marketing strategies that meet customer needs. This course will cover topics in market segmentation, product development, promotion, distribution, pricing and the ethical and social responsibility of all types of organizations. Throughout the course you will work within a group on case write-ups that mirror real world situations that face marketing managers. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall only

Session: 1st

Dates: 8/24/20 - 10/14/20

Course Description: Financial problems involved in the organization and conduct of business enterprise.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn to explain the Financial System and its role in the world economy, employ Time Value of Money computations, analyze and quantify Risk, compute the intrinsic value of stocks and bonds, perform Capital Budgeting methods and computations and recognize the role Financial Managers play in the modern corporation. You will learn the elements of Finance through a class wide stock picking contest while competing against your classmates and instructor. 

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 8/24/20 - 10/14/20

Course Description: Course intended to introduce students to the strategic nature of business communication. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze business situations and prepare messages that fulfill all of the intended purposes of their communication, meet the needs and expectations of business audiences and take into account other relevant contextual factors. Students must have adequate oral and communication skills to be able to effectively focus on developing the higher-order thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in the course. In order to help students devise successful communication strategies, the course will also therefore emphasize the development of these higher-order skills, which include analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Course Experience: In this course, you will learn effective communication practices necessary in a professional business setting. You will be engaging in weekly video conference meetings with teammates and the instructor though Cisco WebEx and Google Hangout.

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall, summer

Session: 1st

Dates: 8/24/20 - 10/14/20

Course Description: Integration of management and organization behavior concepts as applied to the administration of private and public organizations in various cultures.

Course Experiences: In this course, you will learn about human behavior within organizations, its causes and its consequences for the individual, team and organizational outcomes. Throughout the course, you will work within a group to complete 6 deliverables: SMART Goal, Project Plan, SWOT Analysis, Progress Report, Major Deliverable Paper and After Action Review.  

Prerequisite(s): Professional Admissions as a Business Administration Major
Offered: fall, summer

Emphasis is on information quality, in regards to assurance services and internal control systems. Strategic orientation intended for future managers, bankers, analysts, investors, consultants, and practicing CPAs.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 461
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

The analysis, design and implementation of information systems with special emphasis on accounting applications.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session
Prerequisite(s):  ACCT 400B, advanced standing in the Eller College of Management. (May take ACCT 461 at the same time as ACCT 400B, but not prior to ACCT 400B.)
Units: 3
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring

Notes about Fall Registration:

  • Newly admitted ACCT majors will be registered for FIN 311 and MKTG 361

With the online accounting courses currently only offered once a year, it is not recommended that students start the online accounting major in the Fall, as the required first accounting courses will not be offered until the following Summer semester. This means a student's graduation timeline would be delayed and a student would only be able to take upper division coursework during the 7W1 session of the Fall semester --- please connect with our online major success coach, Heather Martin for more detailed information. 

  • Continuing ACCT majors will be registered for MKTG 361, FIN 311, ACCT 430 and ACCT 461 

If you want to modify the recommended course sequence, please work with your Online Major Success Coach to review your particular schedule and plan for your graduation requirements.


Requirements

Eller Business Communications Requirement

BCOM 214 is required for all students who began at the University of Arizona Fall 2015 or later. If a student transfers directly into Professional Admissions and the upper division major, then they are required to take BCOM 315 in lieu of BCOM 214.. Please work with your Online Accounting Success Coach to review your particular coursework and plan for these additional requirements, if needed.

Eller Accounting Major Requirement

All students must take and pass ACCT 400A with a C or better to move on into the other accounting major coursework. If a student is unable to earn a C in the course, they will be counseled out of the major and move into the Business Administration major to finish out their degree. 

General Education Requirements

Eller Online students must also complete UA General Education requirements to earn their degree. While many Eller Online students transition into the upper-division with these requirements already complete, some students may need to plan for additional university credit or general education courses in order to complete their Eller degree. Please work with your Online Accounting Success Coach to review your particular coursework and plan for these additional requirements, if needed. 

Minimum Units Requirement

A minimum of 56 units from a four-year institution is required for graduation. Some community college transfer students may need to complete additional coursework in order to complete the UA degree. Please work with your Online Accounting Success Coach to review your particular coursework and plan for these additional requirements, if needed.