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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


College of Natural Resource Development and Management
School of Management
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
(907) 474-7121

Degree: B.B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 123 credits

The accounting department offers an extensive program for those interested in the fields of general accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation and government accounting. The objectives of the program are to provide a strong business background through an understanding of accounting and to train students for employment in accounting work.

The UAF accounting program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB accredits 120 programs nationwide, and the UAF accounting program is the only program in Alaska with AACSB accreditation.

The accounting program prepares students for certification as Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Financial Managers (CFM), Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE). The UAF accounting program places nearly 100% of its graduates.

Undergraduate Program


Accounting -- B.B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: any approved ethics course and MATH 262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete AIS 101* or demonstrate computer literacy by testing before completing 30 credit hours.
  4. Complete ENGL 314W,O/2*.
  5. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    ACCT 310 -- Income Tax (3 credits)
    ACCT 342 -- Managerial Cost Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 361 -- Intermediate Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 362 -- Intermediate Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 414 -- Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 452W -- Auditing (3 credits)
  6. Complete 2 of the following:*
    ACCT 401 -- Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
    ACCT 403 -- Advanced Taxes (3 credits)
    ACCT 404 -- Advanced Cost Accounting and Controllership (3 credits)
    ACCT 472 -- Computer Control and Advanced Auditing (3 credits)
    AIS 473 -- Applied System Design (3 credits)
  7. Complete free electives. At least 8 credits must be outside the School of Management with the exception of introductory computer literacy credits. None of the free electives may be additional accounting electives. (9-13 credits)
  8. Minimum credits required (123 credits)

* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50% of the accounting, business administration and economics credits to be earned in residence at UAF.

Note: Students within 18 credit hours of fulfilling the requirement for the baccalaureate degree are eligible to take the CPA examination in Alaska but candidates cannot be certified as CPAs without completion of 150 credit hours (effective Jan. 1, 2001).


  1. Complete the following:
    ACCT 161 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3 credits)
    ACCT 262 -- Accounting Concepts and Uses II (3 credits)
    Upper division Accounting electives (9 credits)
  2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)

** For a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree.