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Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting

Accounting is necessary in nearly every organization — so there is a need for qualified accountants, but there’s also competition. To work in accounting in a thriving company, you’ll need a competitive advantage. The Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting* helps you develop a strong base of business knowledge while building the accounting skills that can be of value in many industries. Learn how University of Phoenix helps you gain the skills to be competitive in the essential field of accounting.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.

Certificate options

Now you don’t have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies.

What you'll learn

 
 
 

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View this program's gainful employment disclosures.

How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

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The BSB/ACC may not educationally qualify graduates to sit for the CPA exam in some states. To the extent that a student intends to sit for the CPA examination, the student should consult with the applicable board of examiners in the state or states in which the individual intends to sit for the examination to determine the precise educational and other requirements, including the acceptability of the University's BSB/ACC.

The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.

Core courses

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Make your work experience count

University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.

Make your enrollment decision easier with our tuition tool

From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.

How much will it cost?

Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.

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Cash Plan

Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Prior Learning Assessment

Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.

Federal Financial Aid Plan

Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.

Third-party billing

Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.

Need more information?

An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.

How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Develop in-demand, 21st-century skills.

    Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting program, you’ll become familiar with the accounting discipline while learning core competencies of critical thinking, technology and communication, as well as complementary business theories in management, organizational behavior, economics, statistics and finance. Graduates will learn to:

    • Integrate business functions to meet strategic goals.
    • Utilize business disciplines to help make better decisions and provide viable solutions to organizational challenges.
    • Apply foundational managerial and analytical skills in an accounting context.
  • Learn in an accredited business degree program.

    The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Bachelor of Science in Business degree program at University of Phoenix.

  • Gain knowledge from faculty with working know-how.

    University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields they teach, offering you insiders’ views of what’s happening in the business world.

  • Experience our 800,000+ member academic social network.

    Connect with other ambitious learners through PhoenixConnect®, our academic social network. Here, you can interact with students and faculty, collaborate on projects or simply share ideas with members from all around the country — all from the comfort of your computer.

Is this the right program for you?

Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

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World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom

School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher and have an average of 20 years of experience as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, presidents and more.

Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network

The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.

Representatives who are committed to your success

We provide each student with representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.