Bachelor’s in Accounting Degree at Peirce College

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Your Bachelor's in Accounting Degree

Peirce College's Bachelor's of Science in Accounting degree focuses on the skills and core principles you need for a successful career. Specifically, our Accounting degree will build your analytical and financial skills, plus you’ll learn valuable core accounting principles.

And you can learn those principles in the classrooms of our Philadelphia campus, online in our virtual classrooms or both. We're dedicated to providing you with the same learning experience online or on campus and have been since we began offering online coursework in 2000.

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No matter where you take your Accounting courses at Peirce, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career in the accounting field, which is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Peirce graduates from the bachelor’s in Accounting degree go on to work in corporate accounting departments, at accounting firms or continue their studies with advanced accounting, business and finance programs. They're also prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exams – an important first step for many careers.

Your future is our biggest priority. It’s why our B.S. in Accounting degree is accredited by ACBSP, a nationally recognized agency that emphasizes teaching excellence and learning outcomes. Learn more about our accredited programs and CHEA student achievement.

Want to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career in accounting but not sure what direction to go in? Learn more about why Peirce's Accounting degree might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.


Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 121

PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM112 Speech Communication 3
COM 312 Practical Reasoning 3
ECO 101 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102 Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
HUM HUM Core (Choose 1) 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
MAT 102 College Algebra 3
SCI SCI Core (Choose 2) 6
GEN ED General Education Core (Choose 1) 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 101 Accounting Principles 3
LAW 103 Business Law 3
MKT 101 Introduction to Marketing 3
MAT109 Statistics I 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 203 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 204 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 222 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance 3
HRM 201 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 210 Applied Management Concepts 3
ACC 301 Auditing 3
ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 304 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 325 Taxation 3
MGT 310 Ethical Leadership 3
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 410 Government & Non Profit Accounting 3
ACC 425 Special Topics in Accounting 3
FIN 401 Financial Analysis 3
MGT 404 Operations Management 3
ACC 450 Accounting Capstone 3
CWE 406 or ELE Cooperative Work Experience or Elective Course 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 1) 3
GEN ED ELE General Education Elective (choose 1) 3

Careers in Accounting

Graduates of our Accounting degree program hold positions like business analysts, credit analysts, financial examiners and personal financial analysts. Many employers are looking for graduates with accounting degrees, particularly service and government agencies, small to medium sized companies and accounting firms.

Enter a field that’s growing faster than the national average – jobs for accountants and auditors are projected to increase by 22% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information about potential accounting careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Business Careers page.

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Interested in a degree in Business Administration? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.