Bachelor of Business Administration
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Accounting is critical to the successful operation of a business. In the BBA in Accounting you will learn accounting processes, including finance, financial management, cost accounting, taxation, computer accounting and auditing. Your final project is a research project demonstrating your ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, and critique, justify and recommend a plan of preventative action.

General Degree Requirements


The Bachelor of Business Administration requires 120 semester credit hours*.

 *A minimum of 60 semester transfer credits or a conferred Associate’s degree are required.


  • Grade Point Average of "C", 2.0, or higher.

  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University.

  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: high school transcript or GED.

  • All financial obligations to the University paid in full.


The University may accept a maximum of 90 semester credit hours in transfer toward the bachelor's degree for coursework completed at an accredited or approved college or university with a grade of "C" or better.


Credit Hour Requirements


  • General Education - 39 credit hours

  • Required Foundational Courses - 33 credit hours

  • Specialization Electives - 18 credit hours

  • Open Electives – 27 credit hours*

  • Required Business Capstone Course - 3 credit hours


Total - 120 credit hours


*Students may select any undergraduate Northcentral courses to fulfill this requirement. Your Academic Advisor can assist you in choosing courses applicable to your career goals

**Electives selected on the initial degree plan can be changed with a request to an Academic Advisor.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

Course Code


Course Description


Computerized Accounting

This course provides students with a sound basic knowledge of how computerized integrated accounting systems function to the extent that students will be prepared to work with any accounting software package using its reference manual as a guide to unique features.


Financial Accounting

This course emphasizes the theory and practice of basic foundations and concepts of financial accounting including recording, summarizing, reporting of financial data for external reporting and financial statement analysis.


Intermediate Accounting I

This course covers the development of intermediate accounting theory and practice including such topics as income statements, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows. It combines the student's practical knowledge of the accounting process with the theoretical foundations of accounting. It provides an in-depth examination of current assets.


Intermediate Accounting II

This course covers the development of intermediate accounting theory and practice including such topics as debt and equity financing and securities, leases, income taxes, employee compensation, earning per share, derivative, U.S. GAAP, and IFRS. It combines the student's practical knowledge of the accounting process with the theoretical foundations of accounting.


Cost Accounting

This course covers the theory of cost accounting and cost control to include job order and process costs, standard costs, budgeting and direct costing. Management utilization of cost information and cost reports is also discussed.


Advanced Accounting

This course relates accounting theory to income presentation, in preparation for the material covering business combinations. It covers such special subjects as multinational accounting, interim reporting and segmental disclosures, partnerships, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and fiduciary accounting. This course links theory and practice with constant emphasis on the logic of procedures. In-depth coverage of the major advanced accounting topics which appear on the CPA examination, and up-to-date information on relevant, generally accepted accounting standards are presented.


Tax Accounting

This course focuses on the essentials of the federal tax structure as related to individuals. Further, students will analyze the federal tax structure as it pertains to business and professional returns for individuals, partnerships, S corporations and corporations. It includes laws, rulings and regulations. In this course, students will prepare simulated returns.



The purpose of this course is to introduce the auditor's role from the professional governance perspective with an understanding that earnings management and fraud are central to most financial restatements. Transactions will be introduced that represent public-company restatements, SEC accounting, auditing enforcement and litigation.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your BBA program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s BBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $432
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,296
  • Program cost: $26,270
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of program is determined on the program and track student enters, transfer credits if any and other unique student factors.  For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.

To learn more, request information or call 1-866-776-0331 to speak with an enrollment advisor today. We offer new courses every Monday of the year so you can get started when it’s best for you.