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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.
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.
The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB foundation is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, while examining the areas of accounting, critical thinking and decision-making, finance, business law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, research and evaluation, and technology. Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through an integrated topics course.
The Accounting Concentration promotes identification with and orientation to the accounting profession and is designed to provide knowledge skills, and abilities necessary for a career in accounting. Core competencies in technology, critical thinking, and communication are emphasized throughout the curriculum. The program also utilizes specific accounting problem-solving software to provide students with practical knowledge of the accounting field. Students have broad exposure to varied business disciplines, including management, organizational behavior, economics, and finance, and learn how the general manager integrates these disciplines to meet the strategic goals of the organization.
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.
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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.
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.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
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.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
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.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
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.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
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:
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.
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.
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.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.
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.
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
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.