School of Management
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
(907) 474-7121

B.B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 123 credits

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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 Association to Advance College Schools of Business. 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 percent of its graduates.

Admission Standards to UAF School of Management's Upper-Division Accounting (ACCT), Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and Business Administration (BA) Courses, effective Fall 2005

  1. Complete at least 30-40 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  2. Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or better:
    ACCT 261--Accounting Concepts and Uses I 3 credits
    ACCT 262--Accounting Concepts and Uses II 3 credits
    STAT 200--Elementary Probability and Statistics 3 credits
    AIS 101--Effective Personal Computer Use 3 credits
    COMM 131X--Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
    or COMM 141X Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3) 3 credits
    ECON 200--Principles of Economics 4 credits
    ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing 3 credits
    ENGL 211X--Academic Writing about Literature (3)
    or ENGL 213X--Academic Writing about Social and Natural Sciences (3) 3 credits
    MATH 262X--Calculus for Business and Economics 4 credits
  3. Complete at least 9 credits that satisfy UAF's Baccalaureate Core in Perspectives on the Human Condition and Natural Sciences.

Conditional Admission to Upper-division Accounting (ACCT), Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and Business Administration (BA) Courses

A student wishing to take upper-division courses may do so for one semester only, while completing lower level deficiencies, with approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Major--B.B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: BA 323X* and MATH 262X*.)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the common body of knowledge, complete AIS 316.)
  3. Complete ENGL 314W,O/2*.
  4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    ACCT 330--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
  5. Complete 2 of the following:*
    ACCT 401--Advanced Accounting 3 credits
    ACCT 404--Advanced Cost Accounting and Controllership 3 credits
    ACCT 430--Advanced Taxes 3 credits
    ACCT 472--Advanced Auditing 3 credits
    AIS 473--Applied System Design 3 credits
  6. Complete free electives. 9-13
  7. Minimum credits required 123

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

Note: The B.B.A. degree requires 50 percent 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. Any student who has not completed a baccalaureate degree by Dec. 31, 2000 will be required to meet the state's 150-hour requirement to receive a CPA certificate.


  1. Complete the following:*
    ACCT 261--Accounting Concepts and Uses I 3 credits
    ACCT 262--Accounting Concepts and Uses II 3 credits
    Upper-division accounting electives 9
  2. Minimum credits required 15

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

Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy other major or general distribution requirements.