Bachelor's in Accounting (BA)

Description and Outcomes

The objective of the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program is to prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to analyze accounting and business problems. You’ll understand how best to communicate and use financial information to support business decisions. The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting degree will also give you an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment that commercial organizations and accounting professionals must work within. You'll learn to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide logical ways to resolve them. The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting prepares students for a wide range of accounting-related careers, including public accounting, corporate accounting, internal audit, accounting in not-for-profit organizations, and job opportunities with state, local, and federal government agencies.

Program Length

The Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting program consists of a minimum of 104 quarter credits. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Discipline Specific Outcomes

  • Ability to document, analyze, and evaluate accounting information systems.
  • Understanding of the external audit process.
  • Ability to conduct accounting research and to effectively communicate its results.
  • Use information technologies and computerized accounting software for financial accounting and reporting.
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to measure and report information related to accounting for the assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses, and cash flows of business enterprises and governmental and not-for-profit entities.
  • Prepare tax returns and reports for individuals and business enterprises.
  • Interpret cost data and prepare managerial accounting reports.
  • Apply generally accepted auditing standards in the audit of public and private entities.
  • Apply ethical and legal concepts to accounting and tax related issues.
  • Demonstrate effective communication of accounting information.

Admissions Requirements

You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to TUA’s general admissions requirements.

  • Completed Application
  • Academic Records. Applicants must submit an official transcript indicating successful completion of an associate’s degree program from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from all schools previously attended.
  • The student must have earned 60 transferable semester credits, or 90 transferable quarter credits as an undergraduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Of the credits earned, 30 transferable semester credits, or 45 transferable quarter credits must be in general education. Minimum requirement is 6 semester credits, or 9 quarter credits in English, Plus 6 semester credits, or 9 quarter credits in college level math. Plus 6 semester credits, or 9 quarter credits in physical or biological sciences. Plus 6 semester credits, or 9 quarter credits in History. Plus 6 semester credits, or 9 quarter credits in Social Sciences. The balance may be in general education courses of your choice. Note: you must have basic accounting and economics as part of the transferable credits.
  • For those required to take the TOEFL exam, a minimum score of 600 is required.
  • Selection is based on high promise of success in graduate study in business administration, as indicated by a combination of:
  • Prior academic performance;
  • letters of recommendation from employers or professors;
  • A current resume

Bachelor Degree in Accounting Courses

Course Course Name Units
Quarter 1

IT 303

Computer Technology


BUS 301

Information Technology for Management


Quarter 2

BUS 303

Organizational Development


BUS 304

Fundamentals for Business Management


BUS 305

Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Quarter 3

BUS 401

Business Ethics


BUS 402

Principles of Economics


BUS 404

Marketing Principles


Quarter 4

BUS 405

An Introduction to Organizational Behavior


BUS 406

Operations Management


BUS 410

Management Accounting


Quarter 5

BUS 411



BUS 414

Qualitative Research Practice


Quarter 6

ACCT 301

Accounting Principles


ACCT 302

Intermediate Accounting


ACCT 303

Business Law


Quarter 7

ACCT 401

Financial Accounting and Reporting


ACCT 402

Income Tax


ACCT 403

Financial Statement Analysis


Quarter 8

ACCT 404

Internal Auditing


ACCT 405

Accounting Information Systems


Total Credit required


Graduation Requirements

To graduate, you must:

  • Successfully complete 104 quarter credits of the required courses for your program of study and obtain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required within the maximum time frame permitted (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for further information).
  • Return all property belonging TUA.
  • Attend Career Resources and Financial Aid exit interviews online, if applicable.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the university prior to graduation unless previous satisfactory arrangements have been made. If satisfactory financial arrangements are not made, the graduation credential will be withheld.

Cost of Instruction

The table below is an estimate of the cost of instruction for the BA degree based on normal time for completion of 2 years (8 Quarters).

Degree Program Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Application Fee (Non Refundable)


Total Tuition for poor students, including scholarship


Books and Learning Materials


Supplies and Kits




International Transcript Evaluation Fee


Certified Translation


TOEFL or IELTS Testing Fees


STRF Fee (California residents only)


Assessment Fees for Transfer of Credit


Fee for Transfer of Credit


TOEFL or IELTS Testing Fees


Library fees (Library Cards or Use Fees)


Commencement fee (when student files graduation request).


*Cost of books based on Amazon listed cost of the book

**The cost of evaluating international transcripts will vary due to the number of course and degrees that need to be evaluated. Certified Translation cost will vary due to the number of pages that must be translated.

***The total charges do not include the cost of International Transcript Evaluation Fees, Certified Translation Fees and Fee for Transfer of Credit.

**** Paid to library directly

Note: This total does not include the cost for evaluation and translation of student transcripts and degrees presented for transfer.