The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy (BSBAA) is designed to deliver essential accounting knowledge to working business professionals looking to sit for their CPA or start/grow a career in accounting.
Offered by the School of Accountancy and the College of Business at the University of Louisville, the BSBAA will prepare you to be successful as a CPA, while also emphasizing the technology and accounting information systems you need to embrace industry changes that are taking place right now and will continue in the future.
The online bachelor’s in accounting is virtually identical to our classroom degree program, except that it will allow you to gain all the benefits of a degree from the University of Louisville without ever physically coming to campus.
100% ONLINE COURSES
Complete your degree on your own time through fully online coursework and learning tools.
UofL’s School of Accountancy is 1 of 178 accounting programs in the world to receive this accreditation.
"If you look around at the fields that are in demand, you'll find that accounting is always up there near the top. There are just so many opportunities. It gives you an understanding of business that's hard to get other places or in other disciplines; it gives you exposure to business like no other career path."
BILL STOUT, PH.D. BSBAA PROGRAM DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
Expand your general business knowledge with courses in marketing, management, finance, and economics.
Develop skills in using the latest in technological resources—including tax accounting databases, Microsoft Office, Tableau, and others.
Complete the program in 4 years, or faster with transferred credits from prior coursework.
Learn from anywhere in the world with 100% online courses.
Interact with other students in an online environment.
Engage with world-class faculty, many with extensive backgrounds in business and research.
If you have completed some college-level coursework but never finished your degree, the online BSBA in accountancy may be the perfect opportunity to attain that distinction. Or, if you wish to expand your career opportunities by pursuing a degree, the BSBA in accountancy may be the ideal path to that goal.
Already have your bachelor's degree?
Check out our Certificate in Accounting program, which is designed for bachelor's degree holders who want to move into the accounting field, advance their current career and/or take the CPA exam.
The BSBA in Accountancy will prepare you to advance your career in accounting (or start a new one) with skills adaptable to new practices and new technology.
Does this program prepare me to become a CPA in other states?
Our analysis shows that the BSBAA meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states. Some states and territories have different requirements. Specifically, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Utah, Washington (state), and Wyoming have different or additional requirements that the BSBAA does not meet. For example, some states require a total of 150 credit hours to take the CPA exam. Some states require specific courses that are not part of the BSBAA curriculum. Nevertheless, the BSBAA program will assist students with meeting the accounting and business course requirements in other states if at all possible. We strongly recommend that you inquire with your applicable state board of accountancy, or other licensing board to determine all of the educational requirements before enrolling in the program. Please view the information on our “Professional Licensure Notifications and Disclosures” page for more information: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us/state-authorization-disclosures
Once I’ve completed the BSBAA and passed the CPA exam, am I a CPA?
Not necessarily. In addition to the education requirements and passing the CPA exam, you may need to complete a period of work experience, pay application and licensing fees, pass a criminal background check, submit references, fingerprint submissions, etc. Please view the information on our “Professional Licensure Notifications and Disclosures” page for more information: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us/state-authorization-disclosures. And be sure to go to the appropriate state board of accountancy (or other professional licensure agency of the local government) to learn about all of the requirements to become a CPA. The CPA is a state designation and is governed by the states and other jurisdictions. Make sure you know the requirements in your chosen location.
I noticed UofL offers an online Certificate in Accounting. Which program is right for me?
Both the certificate and bachelor’s programs offer a viable pathway to advancing your education in accounting, sitting for the CPA exam or starting/advancing your career. Whether or not the program is right for you will depend on your previous education and background. For instance, the certificate in accounting is a post-baccalaureate program that requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution. Respectively, the bachelor’s in accounting only requires a high school diploma (for admission to the lower division) or an associate degree (for admission to the upper division). Contact one of our enrollment counselors at email@example.com or 1.800.871.8635 to find out which program best fits your goals.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?
The standard length for completion of the BSBA in Accountancy is 4 years. This is without taking any courses over the summer, at full-time status. However, with transferred credits and summer courses, your degree could be completed in a shorter timeframe. Contact us today to see how quickly you can earn your degree!
How will I know if my courses will transfer?
Once you’ve applied to the program, credit transfer checks are a standard part of the admission process. However, if you want to get a feel for how many general education credits will transfer before applying, check out UofL’s unofficial credit pre-evaluation tool.
Are there specific class times for the online courses?
No! To help you balance your education needs with all that life demands, all courses are offered through an asynchronous format—meaning you complete coursework and class requirements at the time that’s best for you.
Will the online exams be proctored?
There is no mandated proctoring rule for the online accountancy courses. However this decision is ultimately left up to the discretion of the course instructor.
Will my course textbooks be available online?
While there’s no guarantee, we typically use textbooks available in print and eBook format.