Degree Plan Overview
|General Education Requirements||45 Hours|
|General Electives||15 Hours|
|Major Requirements||60 Hours|
|120 Total Hours|
Get Your Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Accounting at Amberton University
Are you an undergraduate student (or soon-to-be undergraduate student) looking to give yourself the foundation you need for a career in business? If so, our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management Accounting might be the right path for you. The undergraduate degree path combines business administration acumen with valuable management accounting courses, giving students numerous professional career options to consider upon graduation.
What Is a Bachelor’s in Business Administration?
A BBA degree is an undergraduate credential intended to give students the foundation they need to embark upon careers in business. BBA degrees, which are available in numerous variations, teach skills that are easily applicable to real-world business environments.
For instance, students who enroll in Amberton’s BBA accounting management program will gain valuable skills in both business administration and management accounting. Such skills can be applied to a range of financial functions within a business environment, including financial analysis, financial management, and budget preparation. Management accounting professionals with business administration skills are extremely valuable to organizations, as they can help implement financial practices that not only ensure stability and regulatory compliance but also drive performance and growth.
What Are the Requirements?
Amberton’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Accounting is a 120-credit-hour program that can be completed by taking a combination of in-person and online courses. Some Amberton programs are available 100% online, but this one requires students to attend some courses in-person at one of our two campuses in Texas (in Garland and Frisco). As this program is a full undergraduate degree, it has the same basic structure of other degree programs: 50 percent major requirements, 50 percent electives and general education requirements. There are no prerequisite requirements to this degree, though all students must meet our undergraduate admissions standards.
The types of courses required for this Bachelor of Business Administration Management Accounting degree include a mix of business courses and management accounting courses. On the business side, students will study economics, business law, marketing, business ethics, and business policy. On the accounting side, students will take courses in finance, auditing, and statistical analysis, along with courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced accounting work.
General Education requirements, meanwhile, are the same for all undergraduate students studying at Amberton. Students must fulfill requirements in nine Gen-Ed fields, including Behavioral Science, Communications, Computer Concepts, English, History and/or Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Religion. In each field, students will have a varied selection of different subjects and courses from which to choose.
As for electives, students are free to select courses that align with their interests.
All told, the degree program breaks down to 60 major requirements, 45 General Education requirements, and 15 elective requirements. You can learn more about the specific requirements on our BBA in Management Accounting Degree Plan Details page.
Who Are the Ideal Candidates?
To answer this question, let’s look at two different types of bachelor’s accounting degrees: the BBA in management accounting and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in accounting. If you are interested in a career in accounting, you might be weighing the pros and cons of a BBA vs a BS in accounting. Knowing the differences between these two degree programs will help give you a better sense of which one is right for you.
A BBA in management accounting, as we have already discussed, is an undergraduate accounting degree that combines technical accounting courses with general business courses. Students who take this route will gain a deep understanding of the roles that accounting, budgeting, and financial strategy play in a larger business context. Their knowledge will prepare them to work in accounting or financially-minded roles for businesses of many sizes, spanning many industries.
A BS in accounting is more squarely focused on the technical and mathematical aspects of accounting. A graduate of this type of program would be likely to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or some other type of professional accountant. While these individuals certainly could go into corporate finance if they wanted to do so, they would be more likely to work for an accounting firm or financial institution.
Students who are interested in finance and mathematics but are also drawn to the business world are good candidates for the BBA in management accounting. Management accountants work internally with businesses to audit the books, identify issues, and recommend improved financial strategies. They can play a crucial role in shaping policies and growth initiatives at firms, which will appeal to students whose passions rest somewhere between the technical mathematics of accounting and the more open-ended pursuits of business administration. Accounting students who are interested in potentially going on to attain their Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) are also well-suited to the management accounting BBA path.
In Which Industries Can This Degree Be Applied?
The job description of a management accountant is to:
- Familiarize oneself with a business’s internal financial policies and procedures
- Monitor spending, sales, and revenues
- Establish and monitor budgets
- Audit company finances
- Track financial trends in the organization
- Use knowledge to advise company leaders on decisions that impact finances
These responsibilities and the benefits they can provide when done well are not unique to one sector or industry. As a result, qualified management accounting professionals are highly in-demand across businesses and organizations of all types and settings. Large public corporations, small private companies, nonprofit organizations, and government departments are all in need of the services and insights that a management accountant can provide. A graduate with a degree from a reputed accounting management institution will have no shortage of job opportunities, even at the entry-level.
Specific Amberton Degree Offerings
In addition to our BBA in management accounting, Amberton also offers a range of other degree programs that may be of interest to you. For instance, we offer several other BBA programs through our institution, including:
- BBA in Accounting
- BBA/MBA in Accounting (Dual program)
- BBA in General Business
- BBA in Management
- BBA in Project Management
If you aren’t sure which BBA program is right for you, we would be happy to chat with you in greater detail about the opportunities we offer. Contact us today to learn more.