Degree Overview

Successful businesses invest in skilled accountants to support and maintain financial goals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for accounting experts and financial managers is on the rise. This field is expected to expand 16% by 2028, which is much faster than the average business growth rate in the United States. Create a strong academic foundation with the skills financial employers are looking for by investing in a quality education with St. Ambrose University’s online BBA in accounting management program.

While enrolled in the online accounting management degree program at St. Ambrose, you’ll explore a curriculum founded on key financial principles and the essential leadership skills you need for career success. Designed to prepare you for a variety of accounting associate careers and advancement into leadership positions, the BBA in accounting management program delivers instruction on business law, economic statistics, professional communication, diverse management techniques, financial reporting, technology in accounting and more. As you gain the skills you need for long-term career success, you’ll receive personalized guidance and unparalleled support from a faculty of educators with years of experience in the field.

When completing the BBA in accounting management program, you’ll interact with your educators and share ideas with classmates in an interactive, fully online classroom. Created with working individuals in mind, your online courses will allow you to learn when it’s convenient for your schedule so you can maintain your personal commitments while earning your accounting management degree. When you complete your education, you’ll be equipped with the skills and academic credential to succeed in accounting management in the public, private, non-profit or government arena.

Degree Details

  • Next Start Date:6/6/2022
  • Est. Program Length*:2 years
  • Credit Hours:120 total
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$475

*Dependent on transfer credit eligibility

Who is This Degree For?

  • Working individuals seeking a degree program that allows them to learn on their schedule.
  • Current business professionals striving to advance their careers.
  • Professionals in different fields who are interested in changing their careers.
  • Individuals looking to transfer previously earned credits to a flexible degree program.

Course Requirements

  • STBE 137 or MATH 191 – Quantitative Reasoning in Business
  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Business Law
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Microeconomics
  • FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
  • INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures
  • MGMT 210 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 449 WI- Strategic Management and Policy
  • MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
  • PHIL 305 Business Ethics
  • STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • INTL 400 International Experience Portfolio
  • ACMT 301 Accounting Systems Management I
  • ACMT 302 Accounting Systems Management II
  • ACMT 303 Cost Accounting Management
  • ACMT 304 Financial Reporting and Technology
  • ACMT 305/ACCT 314 Internal Auditing
  • 40 credits of approved business administration courses and 15 credits of approved accounting management courses

Career Outcomes


Businesses across the world rely on skilled payroll accountants to maintain their company’s finances by following legal procedures, collecting data and reporting on industry trends. St. Ambrose’s online BBA in accounting management degree will provide you with the professional skills employers are looking for as you earn the credential required for diverse payroll accounting careers.


Professionals in office accounting positions keep their companies secure by following legal financial procedures, determining methods to eliminate costs to increase revenue and maintaining a clear record of expenses. With St. Ambrose’s online BBA in accounting management degree, you can earn the skills it takes to become a vital asset in your company and prepare for career advancement into accounting leadership roles.


Staff accountants take on the responsibility of maintaining financial records, developing budgets and conducting audits for their businesses. Many top-level accountants begin their professional backgrounds with staff accounting careers before advancing into leadership roles. St. Ambrose’s online BBA in accounting management degree will provide you with the advanced skills necessary to set you apart from others in your field and help you gain the experience you need to stand out when taking the next step in your career.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Outcomes-based Education

    St. Ambrose University is focused on results: 90% of our 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field, attending graduate school, or contributing to their communities as volunteers within six months of graduating. Alumni of our graduate programs are leading worldwide corporations, hospitals, security firms, hospitals, non-profit organizations and more.

  • Outstanding Faculty

    You will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and researchers who support your educational and professional goals. Our faculty are focused on teaching first and are readily available to answer questions or help you dive deeper into a topic.

  • Affordability

    Our competitive tuition means you will get a deep and relevant education at an affordable price.

  • Core Values

    Ambrosians share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts, social justice, and service. Our students, alumni and faculty are actively contributing to their communities, professions, and the world. Join us, grow, and make an impact of your own.

Benefits of Learning Online

  • Flexible Schedule

    With our fully online format, you can balance your education around your busy life. Take advantage of a structure that puts your needs first.

  • Community

    Enjoy completing your studies in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Become an Ambrosian

    Earn a St. Ambrose University online degree from anywhere in the world.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty have real-world experience and a passion for teaching. Make a connection and use it to help propel your career.

  • Competitive Tuition

    We offer competitive tuition and financial aid for our online programs.