Earn your BBA from one of the best accounting schools

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting (120 credits)

Gain accounting knowledge and know-how while learning key accounting principles in the bachelor of accounting program at Davenport University –– one of only eight schools granted special accounting accreditation by the IACBE. Davenport’s BBA accounting program is uniquely focused on technical skills and theory, and is aligned with CPA, CFE and CMA exams and more.

Davenport’s special IACBE accounting accreditation lets you know you’re choosing one of the best accounting schools in the nation — one that will prepare you for a successful career in accounting. In fact, our BBA accounting qualifies for our Employment Guarantee.

Earn your accounting online degree through Davenport’s innovative Global Campus or earn your BBA accounting on our campuses in Warren, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. No matter which option you choose, you’ll have small classes taught by caring and invested accounting faculty who have real-world CPA experience with the world’s Big 4 accounting firms.

How to become an accountant 

As you explore how to become an accountant, it’s important to know that earning a bachelor in accounting is considered the minimum requirement to becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). With the BBA accounting at Davenport, you’ll be well-prepared not only for the CPA exam but for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams as well. Through your courses, internships, access to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and Business Professionals of America (BPA) competitions, you’ll gain real accounting experience that prepares you to work in public, private or government accounting.   

Explore classes for Davenport’s bachelor of accounting

Master accounting principles through strong foundational courses delivered through Davenport’s accounting online degree or in-person bachelor of accounting. The curriculum for the bachelor degree of accounting uniquely focuses on technical skills and theory and aligns with CPA, CFE and CMA exam prep. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

The job placement rate for accounting graduates is close to 100%. Our BBA accounting qualifies for our Employment Guarantee.
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We’re 1 of only 8 schools with IACBE accounting accreditation so you know you’ve chosen one of the best accounting schools.
Strengthen your Davenport bachelor in accounting by choosing one of three specialties: internal auditing, management accounting or professional accountancy.
The accounting online degree is 100% online — or earn your BBA accounting face-to-face on one of six Davenport campuses

Why study accounting principles at Davenport University?

Through Davenport’s bachelor degree of accounting, you’ll learn to prepare financial statements and use accounting standards and information as a decision-making tool. You’ll learn from passionate accounting faculty who will guide and mentor you throughout your bachelor of accounting program and into your career in accounting. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Prep for CPA & more

Attract better jobs and higher pay with a bachelor in accounting that prepares for CPA, CFE and CMA plus CGFM, CFM & CIA exams.


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Credit for QuickBooks

If you’ve earned certification in QuickBooks you can transfer in credit for Accounting 220: Accounting Information Technology.  


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Be of service

Gain hands-on experience and be of service, too, by completing free income tax assistance for low-income families through VITA.


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Real-world experience

Receive professional accountancy experience in various fields of accounting by completing the BBA accounting internship course. 


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5-year bachelor’s/master’s

Through Davenport’s honors accounting program you can earn your bachelor’s and master’s in accounting in just five years.  


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Excel in your career

Hone the skills you need to excel in a career as a tax accountant, auditor, CPA and more through the Davenport BBA accounting. 


“The bachelor in accounting program at Davenport University is exceptional. The professors truly invest in students and take the time to develop relationships with them. They work tirelessly to ensure students receive the help they need to succeed.” 

-Jordyn Skinner, BBA Accounting, 2020

Accountant, West Walker Steel

Get started on your bachelor of accounting

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your bachelor degree of accounting.   

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to your career in accounting. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses