Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Tiffin University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program places an emphasis on flexibility and versatility. You will acquire the relevant skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term and rewarding career paths that are often beyond the field of accounting.

This online program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making.  As a Tiffin University graduate, you will have the ability to articulate solutions to business problems (predicting cash flows about economic resources, claims to economic resources, and changes in economic resources of an organization).  This emphasis on developing student resourcefulness positions our graduates for long-term career success.

Tiffin University follows a more traditional accounting curriculum with several distinct advantages. Our accounting classes not only stress practical applications, but also include both tax research and problem solving. In addition, management courses are integrated into the curriculum during the entire four years, stressing real-world applications. Accounting students at Tiffin University will participate in an internship during their Junior or Senior year. These internships often lead to permanent full-time employment such as working for public accounting firms that provide audit, tax, and consulting services to all types of organizations.

Other accounting graduates pursue careers in various businesses and industries, at all levels of government, and as accounting educators. All of these paths allow Tiffin University accounting graduates to maintain the highest level of integrity in accounting, financial reporting, and financial control.

Did you know?

  • According to the 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median national annual salary for accountants and auditors is $63,550.
  • The BLS states that the employment of accountants is expected to grow 13 percent through 2022, which is about as fast as average for all occupations.

Potential Career Opportunities in Accounting:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)

Your Accounting major could lead you into one of the following certifications.  The requirements for each are noted below:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    To qualify as a candidate for the CPA examination in the State of Ohio, one must hold at least a bachelor's degree and have a minimum of 30 semester hours of accounting.  A minimum of 150 semester hours of university education is required.  Hours taken beyond the bachelor's degree may be taken within the context of a master's program, as an extended undergraduate program, or as independent study.  See the Accountancy Board of Ohio web site for further information (
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    To qualify as a candidate for the CFE examination, candidates must satisfy a combination of academic and professional requirements. One must hold a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) and have at least two years of professional experience in fraud-related fields. Pursuing a minor in Forensic Accounting in conjunction with a major in Accounting at Tiffin University provides the necessary exposure to the material covered on the CFE Exam: Criminology and Ethics, Financial Transactions, Fraud Investigation, and the Legal Elements of Fraud.  For further information, see the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners web site (
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
    To qualify as a candidate for the CMA examination or the CFM examination in the State of Ohio, one must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Candidates for certification must complete two continuous years of professional experience in management, accounting, or financial management.  This may be completed prior to application or within seven years of passing the examination.  See the Institute of Management Accountants website for further information (


All TU students in the online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

  • Knowledge Skills Core (16 credit hours)
  • General Education Core (33 credit hours)
  • Business Core (18 credit hours)
  • Accounting Major (30 credit hours)
  • Open Electives or Optional Minor (24 credit hours)
  • Total Semester Hours for the Degree (121 credit hours)

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Online classes are all offered in seven (7) week terms starting in January, March, May, July, August, and October.

  • Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission

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