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Bachelor’s in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting provides students with the analytical and financial skills and core accounting principles needed for a successful career.

  • Save time and money by applying up to 90 transfer credits toward this degree.
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that can lead to professional advancement and graduate-level study.
  • Program is ACBSP-accredited. Learn more about this accreditation and CHEA student achievement.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.S. in Accounting program will be able to:

  1. Apply generally accepted accounting principles in preparing financial statements for use in business decision making.

  2. Integrate knowledge of accounting with information technology in the development of financial decisions.

  3. Apply appropriate research methods to the analysis of accounting and financial issues and communicate recommendations.

  4. Work in teams to complete projects and solve problems.

  5. Assess ethical issues in economic competition and organizational management and make recommendations for resolutions.

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

121

Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Format:

100% online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses

Cost:

See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on 2019-2020 tuition and does not include fees or books.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum

Minimum Total Credits: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ECO 101Macroeconomics3
ECO 102Microeconomics3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUMHUM Core (Choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCISCI Core (Choose 2)6
GEN EDGeneral Education Core (Choose 1)3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
BUS 100Introduction to Business3
ACC 101Accounting Principles3
LAW 103Business Law3
MKT 101Introduction to Marketing3
MAT109Statistics I3
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 203Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 204Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 222Managerial Accounting3
FIN 201Introduction to Finance3
HRM 201Human Resource Management3
MGT 210Applied Management Concepts3
ACC 301Auditing3
ACC 303Cost Accounting3
ACC 304Computerized Accounting3
ACC 325Taxation3
MGT 310Ethical Leadership3
ACC 401Advanced Accounting3
ACC 410Government & Non Profit Accounting3
ACC 425Special Topics in Accounting3
FIN 401Financial Analysis3
MGT 404Operations Management3
ACC 450Accounting Capstone3
CWE 406 or ELECooperative Work Experience or Elective Course3
ELEElective Course (choose 1)3
GEN ED ELEGeneral 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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