Program Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting degree provides students a practice-based education that prepares them for careers in public accounting, finance, business and government. The 120-hour, accredited online program fulfills all of the requirements to sit for the Arkansas CPA exam. Candidates who successfully complete the CPA examination must complete 150 semester hours to be licensed.

Students looking to complete this program as a second degree can find more information on applying as a post-baccalaureate student on the Department of Accounting website.  Students looking to complete a few online courses in order to sit for the CPA exam will need to apply to UA Little Rock as a visiting student and may contact Dr. Mark Funk with any additional questions.  Dr. Funk’s contact information can be found under the Program Advisor section on this website.

Further details on UA Little Rock course offerings and their application to CPA exam requirements can be found at the department’s website. Information about the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam in Arkansas is available from the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the School of Business and begin taking classes.  Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.  Students are fully admitted with a 2.25 GPA and completion of College Algebra and Composition 2.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. All required courses are available online in the traditional 17-week format, and many are available in the 5-week format during the summer term.

Program Advisor

Dr. Mark Funk | Chairperson, Advisor Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance | 501-916-6735 | | School of Business website > Schedule an advising appointment.


The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501-569-3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501-569-3143. The Disability Support Services website,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $292