Accounting is the study of how an organization records financial transactions and analyzes and communicates the results of such transactions. It studies the standard accounting financial statements and seeks to analyze the entity’s operating results and discusses ways in which various users can utilize accounting information. The program looks to both the business and not for-profit sectors of the community. The four-year B.S. in Accounting Program will prepare students for various positions in accounting. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the American CPA examination; however, 150 credit hours are required to apply to be licensed as a CPA. The program is CPA Australia accredited as well.


Career Prospects  


The B.S. in Accounting in particular is one of the most highly-regarded business degrees. The accredited accounting qualifications, with specialized training and studies in related business disciplines, make our graduates highly employable in a large number of sectors. Graduates with a strong focus on accounting take on a wide range of roles within the industry, because the skills and knowledge acquired during their education are highly versatile. The CPA designation also help student stand out when applying for a competitive position, as well as help student get promoted into a management position.


Knowledge and Skills Students will Grasp during the Study


B.S. in Accounting major involves the study of management accounting systems and the controllership function, fund accounting for government, schools, hospitals and other not for-profit organizations, provides and understanding of the various types of fraud applications, including occupational fraud and non-occupational fraud. Meanwhile, it also applies computerized methods to the design and operation of accounting systems, instructs the student on other computerized aspects of accounting and related business procedures. It builds on the skills developed for the preparation of financial statements including reporting and analysis of liabilities, stock holder’s equity, and investments.


Core Courses

Computerized Accounting Systems

Intermediate Accounting

Federal Income Taxes

Cost Accounting

Advanced Accounting

International Accounting


Business Law

Accounting or Finance Electives


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