Buena Vista University

Category: Private not offering Doctorate | State: IA

About Buena Vista University

Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is an independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). BVU's main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake. Enrollment is around 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus, with an additional 1,500 students enrolled at BVU Online, Site and Graduate locations throughout Iowa. Cultural diversity is emphasized on the coeducational main campus through unique academic programs, international exchanges, and subsidized foreign travel.

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Why you should attend?

Over 1,400 students are enrolled at Buena Vista University's Online, Site and Graduate locations, which has graduated more than 15,000 students since it started almost 40 years ago. Students in the Online, Site and Graduate program appreciate the pace, academic rigor, class size, and the online or local community college campus class options that their BVU experience gives them. BVU's diverse menu of over 50 different programs offers options that meet your education needs, and you can combine online classes, face-to-face courses, and web-based classes to make scheduling even more convenient.


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A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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