Business Administration-Accounting Management

Join a community focused on helping you finish your degree, and become the professional you aspire to be.

Our discussion-driven, adult learning environment develops strong business and accounting skills. You will be comfortable, challenged, and grow while collaborating with peers and faculty who really care.

At SAU you can finish your bachelor's degree online!

Our graduates work for the Army Contracting Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, Genesis Health Foundation, Scott Community College, and more.

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Our adult students follow unique paths and work at their own pace, but they share a commitment toward earning their bachelor's degree. At SAU, we commit to your success! You get small classes, exceptional faculty, discounted tuition, and 8-week courses – half the time as a traditional classes. As a working adult, you can earn your degree faster, more affordably, and still have time to enjoy and manage your life.

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Where will I take classes?

Created with working individuals in mind, your online courses will allow you to learn when it's convenient for your schedule so you can maintain your personal commitments while earning your accounting management degree.

Just as you would for in-person/on campus classes, you'll interact with your professors and share ideas with classmates in an interactive, fully online classroom.

When you complete your education, you'll be equipped with the skills and academic credentials to succeed in accounting management in the public, private, non-profit, or government arena.

What will I learn?

You will deepen your communication and problem-solving skills, and gain the knowledge you need for a successful career in accounting, whether you work in the public, private, non-profit or government arena.

Courses include Cost Accounting, Auditing, Income Tax Procedures, Written Business Communication, and more.

If this isn't the right degree for you, we offer other concentrated degree programs for adults. Or, check out our traditional degree programs.

Credit for Life Experiences? You bet!

Working adults bring a wealth of professional and personal life experiences into our classrooms. We value that experience and want to give credit where credit is due.

Through our Prior Learning Assessment Program, you can earn credit for your work and life experience. Military and LOMA courses may also be applied to help earn your degree faster. Contact an academic advisor to find out how your experiences and accomplishments can help you earn your degree faster.

If you've already completed some undergraduate coursework, or earned an associates degree, we give you credit for that, too. SAU accepts up to 90 credit hours from four-year colleges and universities, and up to 60 credit hours from two-year or community colleges. The total number of combined credits St. Ambrose will accept is 90 credit hours.

In order to complete the application process, request official transcripts from all of the colleges and universities you have attended to be sent to SAU.

For more information, contact Jeff Karll, at 563-333-5709 or email

How does SAU support the educational goals of the working adult?

   When you enroll at SAU, you join a community of active learners, people of all ages, backgrounds and goals. We support all of our students through focused resources and facilities, including:

  • Our main campus is centrally located in Davenport, near the north-south corridor of Brady Street and the east-west corridor of Locust Street.
  • Our faculty are not only experts, they are supportive and willing to meet with you and help. Just ask.
  • You get wireless internet throughout the main campus and in off-campus buildings, too.
  • Our Academic and Career Planning staff will help you create a resume, do mock interviews, and give you access to a wealth of resources to help with a career search.
  • We have an amazing library. Check out the books you need for a project, or take advantage of online access (on or off campus) to hundreds of academic journals, articles and newspapers. Our resource librarians like to be asked for help, and are happy give you a lesson on how to access the online databases. Need to study in quiet or with classmates? Our library has individual and group student rooms.
  • Our Student Success Center provides free tutoring, paper and project review and guidance, and more. No need to call. Sign up for a one-on-one session online.     
Adult Accelerated Tuition and Aid

Rates are effective Summer through Spring.

2021-22 Tuition

  • $486/credit hour accelerated courses
  • $486/credit hour/100% online programs*

*This rate does not apply to students taking a mixture of seated and online classes.

Financial Aid

Once you are admitted to St. Ambrose (fully or conditionally) you are eligible for federal and state grants and student loans. You need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will ask for the SAU Federal School Code, which is 001889.

Iowa residents must file by July 1 to be eligible for the Iowa Tuition Grant ($6,800). Most grant, loan, and scholarship programs require you to maintain a minimum number of credit hours per semester. Here is a sample of the minimum credit hours required:

  • Pell Grant - 1
  • Iowa Tuition Grant - 3
  • Federal Loans - 6
  • SAU academic scholarship - 12

*Students attending seated courses will incur an additional $60 per credit hour fee for online classes.

Degree Requirements

These are the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting Management.

View Accounting courses and descriptions in the online course catalog

Each course is three credit hours (unless noted) and can be completed in eight weeks (unless noted):

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 300 Accounting Fundamentals and Professionalism*
ACMT 301 Accounting Systems Management I
ACMT 302 Accounting Systems Management II
ACMT 303 Cost Accounting Management
ACMT 304 Financial Reporting and Technology
ACMT 305/ACCT 314 Internal Auditing
BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
MGMT 210 Principles of Management
WI-MGMT 449 Strategic Management and Policy
MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
PHIL 305 Business Ethics
STBE 137 or MATH 191 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics
INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures

Plus 40 credits of business administration courses

Plus 15 credits of approved accounting management courses

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Davenport, IA 52803

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