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.
All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the College 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.
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.
The College 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, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (15 hours)
Freshman Experience (Choose 1)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Communications (Choose 3 hours)
Required Courses (84-85 hours)
General Business Courses (Choose 21 hours)
Professional Business Studies Courses (Choose 28 hours)
Accounting Major Requirements (Choose 35-36 hours)
Students may choose one 3-hour accounting elective and up to 6 hours of unrestricted electives.