School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Strong organizations know that their long-term health depends on a well-managed balance sheet. If you’re dedicated to detail and interested in helping determine the success and efficiency of a business, then a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSACC) could be right for you.

Our accounting program integrates a specific accounting problem-solving software that helps to give you practical knowledge that you can apply in your career. You’ll explore a range of business disciplines – and participate in accounting classes that will provide you with a deeper understanding of various accounting functions. Explore financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation and auditing.

You’ll have the opportunity to balance work, life and school by taking one single 5-week course at a time. Cultivate your communication and leadership skills – and equip yourself with the knowledge to enhance your career with a strong foundation in business.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Industry-aligned and accredited


This program is ACBSP accredited, with courses aligned with the American Institution of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Career preparation


Discover a rewarding career after establishing a strong foundation in accounting principles, auditing and taxation.

Practical coursework


Get practical, hands-on knowledge with accounting software, like Intuit Quickbooks® – which you can apply directly to your career.

Learn from experience


Get real-world insight from faculty averaging 24 years of professional experience.

Simplified pricing


Gain the valuable business skills you need at a price that’s easy to understand. The BSACC program now offers our new pricing structure — offering each credit at one simple price per credit.

Make connections


University of Phoenix graduates the largest number of accounting majors compared to any other University. Join this group of alumni.
Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $415.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $415.0
Electronic materials fee (per course) Not available
Resource fee $140.0
One time application fee Not available

Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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University of Phoenix has joined the Presidents' Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability, which is part of the nonprofit group the New Leadership Alliance. As a volunteer member of the Presidents' Alliance, we have made a commitment to significantly improve assessment of and accountability for student learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes

To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

The Presidents' Alliance

University of Phoenix has joined the Presidents' Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability, which is part of the nonprofit group the New Leadership Alliance. As a volunteer member of the Presidents' Alliance, we have made a commitment to significantly improve assessment of and accountability for student learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes

To fulfill that commitment and to engage in continuous improvement of programs, University of Phoenix has reported on the learning outcomes for our degree programs, as well as the process of gathering and analyzing the information. Our aim is to share student outcomes to monitor the effectiveness of our programs and enable improvement.

Review the learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

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