At a Glance

Degree requirements can vary based on the year you entered American University. The requirements listed below are for the current academic year. For prior years, please click here:

The accounting program topics include:

  • Statistics
  • Business Economics
  • Analytics
  • International Business
  • Operations Management
  • Individual Income Taxation

The BSA is designed to prepare students for professional accounting careers in public accounting or in industrial, financial, governmental not-for-profit, and consulting organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Functional Business Knowledge, Develop a foundation in each of the functional areas of business, including accounting and financial analysis, production and marketing of goods and services, management of people and organizations, group dynamics and team diversity, and information and technology management.
  • Strategic Thinking & Integration, Develop strategic decision-making abilities by integrating academic (across disciplines) and experiential learning with an appreciation of the global, legal, ethical, public-interface, and societal dimensions of business.
  • Communications Skills, Demonstrate professional competence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a business setting.
  • Technical Proficiency, Develop current and advanced knowledge in the field of accounting.
  • Analytical Problem Solving, Demonstrate competency in applying quantitative information and technologies in solving accounting problems.
  • Professionalism, Understand the role of the accounting profession and appreciate the ethical dimension in which accounting operates.

Program Admission

For additional information regarding American University's Undergraduate admission process and requirements, please visit

To apply online, use the Common Application website.