Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Ethics

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Ethics

Accounting Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business & Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Tax Manager
  • Plant Controller
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager

Online or On Campus, Our Program Develops Accounting Professionals with High Ethical Standards

Every organization–from Fortune 500s to government agencies and small nonprofits–needs accounting support. A bachelor’s in accounting from Mid-America Christian University (MACU) puts students on track for many positions in the field of accounting such as accountant, auditor, payroll clerk and more. A timeless and ever-evolving profession, employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030.

MACU, a faith-based university, is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Our program combines both knowledge and application of theory to provide Bachelor’s Degree Accounting majors with an effective, well-rounded education that prepares them for lower to mid-level accounting positions. 

Students will engage in an extensive study of taxation, auditing, managerial accounting, financial and accounting law and accounting information systems. With lectures, simulations and assignments based on real-life situations, our professors–all experts in their field–prepare students to start their careers with confidence. A minimum of 122 hours is required to earn a BBA in Accounting.  MACU’s Bachelor’s in Accounting also provides the 30-hour accounting and 9-hour business requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams in Oklahoma.

Course requirements prior to major courses (12 hours)

  • BUAD 1103 Introduction to Business OR UNIV 2503 Professional Development Review
  • BUAD 2503 Business and Professional Communications
  • ECON 2503 Survey of Economics
  • MGMT 2103 Business Software Applications

The ethics component of our accounting degree is not found at many other universities. Christ-like ethics are the hallmark of MACU’s program, meaning that our graduates are given a bible-based foundation that will prepare them to be trustworthy people of integrity in their professional and personal lives.

Program Information

BBA in Accounting & Ethics Online: An Accelerated, Affordable Program to Fit Your Lifestyle

MACU has offered fully accredited online learning since 2008. Our Bachelor’s in Accounting online program caters to students who have family commitments or want to continue working while earning a degree. Check out some of the ways MACU helps our online students finish faster and save money:

  • Take just one class at a time, in consecutive order
  • Up to 30 credits for life experience (volunteering, community service, etc.)
  • Veteran & military friendly: Eligible training applied as course credit
  • Minimal upfront fees (free placement testing, no book fees for initial course)
  • Strong student services team, tutoring included

The online Bachelor’s degree in Accounting encourages connections with other students, and our professors are accessible, provide support every step of the way, and do their best to make sure that every student feels like they’re a part of the MACU community.

BBA in Accounting & Ethics: Get Involved, Find Your Passion, Make Connections & Grow

MACU campus life is full of possibilities. It’s a place to meet new people, form life-long friendships, nourish your talents, try different activities, clubs and groups, and maybe discover a new passion–all while taking advantage of the exciting opportunities that come with living in the heart of OKC.

You’ll get to know your accessible professors and staff, and you’ll find they make every effort to connect with students and provide individual attention

Oklahoma City, with a growing population of more than 640,000 and a strong, diverse economy, offers plenty of career-boosting experiences. In the city that’s nicknamed “The Big Friendly,” you’ll enjoy a welcoming environment with something for everyone, including restaurants, national sports teams, arts and entertainment districts, and more.

MACU benefits for on-campus students include:

  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Affordable, efficient path to degree completion
  • Small campus with 24/7 safety monitoring and protection
  • Exciting cosmopolitan location with career opportunities and world-class cultural venues
  • Academic, social, faith-based and recreational groups, clubs and activities
  • Competitive sports and esports teams

MACU’s Bible-based Accounting Program Shapes Ethical Professionals

In the accounting profession, ethical principles and behavior–honesty, morality and integrity–are paramount. Our Christ-centered program molds leaders who far exceed employers’ high expectations.

MACU’s students are prepared both intellectually and spiritually to be servant leaders in a global world. Grounded in faith, your decision-making skills will be backed by the power of scripture, making you an attractive job candidate and a valued employee as you advance in your career. 

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  • ACCN2103

    Principles of Financial Accounting

    Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.

  • ACCN2203

    Principles of Managerial Accounting

    Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.

  • ACCN3903

    Intermediate Accounting I

    This course will focus on valuation and other theoretical problems in accounting for cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, plant and equipment, and intangible assets. Prerequisites: BUAD 2203 Offered every Fall semester.

  • ACCN3913

    Intermediate Accounting II

    This course will focus on the study of stockholders’ equity, dilutive securities, investments, issues related to income determination including revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and error analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements, including price level changes and statement of changes in financial position. Prerequisite: ACCN 3903. Offered every Spring semester.

  • ACCN3923

    Cost Accounting

    This course will study the development of cost accumulation and reporting systems that complement a firm’s strategy and structure; how activity-based cost management systems increase competitiveness by helping a firm manage its costs, processes, and people. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring even numbered years.

  • ACCN3933

    Income Tax Accounting I

    This course will examine Federal income taxation and individual, corporate, and partnership income tax laws and regulations. Emphasis will be on developing a broad perspective on structure, administration, rationale of federal income tax system. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.

  • ACCN3943

    Income Tax Accounting II

    This course will focus on the study of taxation of corporations, partnerships from organization through liquidation; relative merits of conducting business through partnership, corporation, proprietorship, S corporation; introduction to tax research. Prerequisite: ACCN 3933. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.

  • ACCN3953

    Accounting Information Systems

    A study of the structure, flow, and use of financial and non-financial data in computer-based environments with a heavy emphasis on ensuring data integrity. Conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design and data administration. Course includes crossfunctional team project with phased deliverables. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.

  • ACCN4173

    Governmental and Non-ProfitAccounting

    Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting covers accounting principles applicable to federal, state and local governments and other non-profit entities. This course includes fund accounting principles used in recording assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenditures along with analysis and interpretations of financial statements of governmental and non-profit entities.

  • ACCN4443

    Advanced Financial Accounting

    This course is designed to impart a detailed understanding of alternative accounting principles and practices and their effects on balance sheet valuation and income statements, including critical evaluation of these alternatives. Subjects covered include: foreign currency transactions, partnership accounting and accounting for non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.

  • ACCN4623

    Accounting Legal Environment

    This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of external financial reporting for business enterprises and not-for-profit entities. The financial accounting segment of the course focuses on the preparation, analysis, and limitations of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The conceptual framework that serves as the basis on which financial reporting standards are developed is also discussed. The managerial accounting segment of the course covers such internal reporting issues as break-even analysis, capital budgeting, cost behavior patterns, and cost allocation. The legal component of the course addresses the formation of different types of business entities (e.g., corporation and partnership) and the regulatory role that the SEC, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley play in financial reporting. Prerequisite: ACCN 4243. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.

  • ACCN4633


    This course will study the general framework underlying auditing, role of audit standards in planning and conduct of audits, effect of regulation, ethics, liability, and audit practices. Prerequisite: ACCN 3953. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.

  • BUAD2103

    Principles of Accounting I

    Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.

  • BUAD2203

    Principles of Accounting II

    Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: BUAD 2103. Offered every spring semester.

  • BUAD2503

    Business and Professional Communications

    Principles of effective communication in a business environment. Practice in the preparation of letters, reports, and other forms of business writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.

  • BUAD3403

    Business Finance

    Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.

  • BUAD4303

    Human Resource Administration

    Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.

  • ECON1103

    Introduction to Economics

    An introduction to basic economics concepts. It will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events. This practical non-major course provides tools for economic analysis. (humanities, social/behavioral science, general education elective, elective)

  • ECON3503

    Applied Macroeconomics

    This course is an overview of the field of macroeconomics emphasizing how national income, unemployment, inflation, and economics growth are determined. Additional topics reviewed include taxation, the multiplier model, money and banking, and business cycles. The effects of government policy on the economy are also discussed. The course will also include the study of international economics and globalization. Prerequisite ECON 1103

  • ECON3603

    Applied Microeconomics

    This course is an examination of basis economic principles with application to current economic situations. Emphasis is on understanding how households and business firms make decisions in the economy. Topics include how prices are determined and how they help solve economic problems of scarcity, the distribution of income and wealth, problems of monopoly power, labor unions and labor problems, environmental and energy concerns, and how other aspects of the economy affect businesses and individuals. Prerequisite ECON 1103.

  • MGMT2103

    Business Software Applications

    Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications through weekly labs and projects.

  • MGMT3213

    Applied Business Management

    This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.

  • MGMT4103

    Group and Organizational Communications

    An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.

  • MGMT4233

    Principles of Business Law

    This course provides a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.

  • MGMT4413

    Strategic Management

    This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103

  • MGMT4503

    Financial Analysis for Managers

    Finance is the art and science of handling money. In the modern world virtually every organization, public and private, runs on money. That includes families, businesses, governments, and nonprofit enterprises. The study of finance will be broadly divided into two areas: (1 cr.) Investments and financial markets and (2 cr.) the financial management of companies. These are separate but related. A financial system involves flows of money and paper between them.

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