Online Accounting Degree

online accounting degree

Program Description

An online degree in accounting can open doors in many industries. Accountants are employed by all size and manner of businesses and can also go into practice for themselves as certified public accountants (CPAs). Detail-oriented students looking for a stable occupation with room to grow would do well to consider accountancy.

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting, one of Brescia University’s ac-badgedestination programs, is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in today’s ever-changing business and society. Performance expectations are high for both students in the programs and for graduates in their careers.

A major component of the program is to provide a broad educational base through substantial general education and through a common body of business and accounting knowledge. Faculty members continually monitor courses and curricula to assure a timely fit of competencies and skills to professional performance demands.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for accountants is expected to keep on pace with the national average; employment is projected to grow 16 percent by 2020. Accountants who have earned professional certifications and endorsements should have the best job prospects. Those with a master’s degree in accounting may also have an advantage.

As of May 2010—the most recent data available—the median salary for accountants was $61,690. Most accountants work full time, and one in five reported working more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are common during busy times of the year, such as the end of the fiscal year or during tax season.

Transfer Credits Welcome

Brescia University values your time and experience. The university gladly accepts transfer credits from other regionally accredited higher-learning institutions. Students can transfer a maximum of 67 credits from a community college and a maximum of 86 from a university. Students with previous college experience should submit all transcripts to Brescia for consideration. To graduate, all students must accumulate 128 credit hours. This can be accomplished through a combination of transfer credits and courses offered through Brescia. Courses from Brescia’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts program can be applied toward graduation requirements.

Course Listing

General education requirement: 57 credit hours
Including Eco 201; Mth 111 and Mth 113; OR Mth 211 and Mth 212 if appropriate.
Based on high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

Major Subject Requirements: 33 Credit Hours
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
BAD 103 Introduction to Software Applications OR CS 107, 108 and 109 3
BAD 301 Business Law 3
BAD 318 Business Statistics 3
BAD 405 Management Information Systems 3
BAD 499 Business Policy 3
ECO 202 Economic Concepts II 3
FIN 308 Financial Concepts 3
MGT 306 Management Concepts 3
MKT 307 Marketing Concepts 3
Accounting Requirements: 15 Credit Hours
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 304 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 406 Federal Entity Taxation 3

Electives: Use to bring credit total to 128 hours.


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