Undergraduate Program in Accounting (BBA)

The four-year program leads to the bachelor's degree in business administration (BBA). Students seek undergraduate training in accounting for a variety of reasons, including preparation for various careers in accounting, finance, other business or not-for-profit areas, or preparation for law school. Moreover, accounting—as a social science and as the language of business concerned with the measurement and communication of entities' economic events and circumstances—encompasses a broad range of activities and decisions as well as managerial incentives and other organizational issues. The BBA in accounting prepares individuals for careers in as wide a variety of areas as one can imagine.

Career Opportunities

Most prospective students are very interested in the employment opportunities they can expect upon graduating from an accounting program. Here at Iowa, we are proud that more than 120 firms recruit accounting students on campus every year. Our program and graduates are highly regarded, as indicated by the following comments.

"The quality of the Iowa graduates that join PwC continues to be excellent and match the high expectations of our client’s professional needs. In recent years, we have been successful in hiring Iowa students into a large number of our PwC markets and offices, showing that their skills are mobile and highly sought after." Christopher J. Hoffman, Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
"At FTI Consulting, we advise in a wide variety of industries across the globe and have the capacity to offer deep subject matter expertise in the areas our clients need. As an Accounting graduate from the University of Iowa, your opportunities are endless when it comes to gaining experience and developing your career at our firm and we look forward to our continued partnership." Stephen Belyn, Managing Director, FTI Consulting