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Accounting, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The University of Iowa offers a Bachelor degree in Accounting. Accounting is a dynamic field at the heart of every business. Accountants are problem solvers and business advisers who often work at the top levels of their companies.
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Overview

If you appreciate challenge and variety in your work, you will find that accounting offers great rewards and options for career mobility.

The bachelor program in Accounting, offered by The University of Iowa, will give you a strong base of accounting courses but also knowledge of information systems, written and oral communication skills, leadership ability, and teamwork skills. Completion of the program qualifies you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

Career Development 

  • Iowa ranks second nationally in the first-time pass rate for the CPA exam with 80.4 percent. The national average is 55 percent.
  • At Iowa, more than 120 firms recruit accounting students on campus every year. Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment within six months of graduation.
  • The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.
  • For more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Accounting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Mathematics for Business 
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Statistics for Business
  • Introduction to Law
  • Business Communication and Protocol 
  • Principles of Microeconomics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records: Within your Admissions Profile in MyUI, upload all required transcripts from every secondary school, college, university, technical/vocational institute, or professional institution you have attended.
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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