FAQ

Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy


Does the BSBAA give me the requirements I need to take the CPA exam?
According to the AICPA, you need a total of 150 credit hours of education, with a concentration in accounting. At least 30 of these hours must be in accounting, with at least 24 in business administration subjects. The BSBAA degree awards you with 120 credit hours that cover both of the sub-requirements. Beyond your bachelor’s degree, you will also need to take an additional 30 hours of education, 12 of which must be upper divison or graduate level. You must also have 1 year of relevant working experience, verified by a licensed CPA. The good news is that our online BSBAA offers the flexibility to earn that experience while earning your degree! Since these requirements occasionally change, we highly recommend you read more information about the exam and the requirements at the AICPA website.


Does this program prepare me only for the Kentucky CPA exam?
The BSBAA program may meet the educational requirements for examination or licensure in states outside of KY. The University of Louisville is currently working to confirm the state-specific prerequisites for licensure in all states and U.S. jurisdictions. The University of Louisville strongly recommends that students inquire with their applicable licensing board to ascertain all of the requirements for licensure, not just those relating to the program completed at UofL. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to, post-graduation examinations or experience, background checks, fingerprinting requirements, etc. Please view the information on our “Disclosures” page for more information: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us/state-authorization-disclosures


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 online@louisville.edu 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.



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