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.

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.

As you prepare to begin your degree at MACU, our enrollment counselors are ready to assist you. Please take a look at this downloadable degree sheet, featuring an overview of MACU’s Accounting and Ethics degree program. Don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing [email protected] or calling 888-888-2341 if you have any questions.

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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Major Courses

ACCN 2103

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

ACCN 2203

Principles of Managerial Accounting

Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and

ACCN 3903

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.

ACCN 3913

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.

ACCN 3923

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.

ACCN 3933

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.

ACCN 3943

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.

ACCN 3953

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 cross-functional team project with phased deliverables.

ACCN 3963

Data Analytics for Accounting

This course will develop skills required for an accounting analytics mindset. Students will apply the concepts of data scrubbing, data preparation, data quality, descriptive analysis, data manipulation, data visualization, data
reporting and problem-solving using various analytic tools and statistical analysis.

ACCN 4443

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 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

ACCN 4623

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 breakeven 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.

ACCN 4633


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.

BUAD 3403

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.

ACCN 3503

Excel for Business Analytics

The application of quantitative financial concepts through extensive use of Excel. Students will become proficient in the use of Excel, will have a working knowledge of quantitative concepts used in financial modeling, and will be able to apply these skills in building and solving financial models.

BUAD 4303

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.