Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

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Approx. program length:

4 years


Credits:

120


Cost per credit:

$398

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Accreditation:

ACBSP Accredited

Gain specialized skills while earning your BS in Accounting

You’re working toward a bachelor’s in Accounting. But your career plans can’t wait four years — you need specialized skills to assist in potential career opportunities now. With our ACBSP-accredited Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals, you get the best of both worlds. You’ll earn your associate degree first, allowing you to move forward in your career as you continue toward your bachelor’s degree.

In this program, you’ll learn about:

  • Auditing and taxation
  • Accounting technology, such as Intuit® QuickBooks®
  • Accounting law
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS®)

Transferring credits between the two programs is seamless. You can complete both degrees in about four years. And you’ll take just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and family life while pursuing your education.

Course length:

5 weeks


Total credits required:

120


Max. number of transfer credits:

90

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements 

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have an industry or professional certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Society for Human Resource Management® Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®), you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
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Business Communications COM295
3
Critical Thinking And Decision Making In Business PHL320
3
Accounting Information Systems ACC210
3
Organizational Behavior For Managers MGT312
3
Statistics For Decision Making QNT275
3
Ethical And Legal Topics In Business ETH321
3
Principles Of Accounting I ACC290
3
Principles Of Accounting II ACC291
3
Principles Of Microeconomics ECO365
3
Principles Of Macroeconomics ECO372
3
Marketing MKT421
3
Finance For Business FIN370
3
Integrated Business Topics BUS475
3
Cost Accounting ACC349
3
Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACC421
3
Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACC422
3
Intermediate Financial Accounting III ACC423
3
Corporate Taxation ACC455
3
Individual/estate Taxation ACC456
3
Government And Non-profit Accounting ACC460
3
Contemporary Auditing I ACC491
3
Contemporary Auditing II ACC492
3
Advanced Topics In Accounting Research ACC497
3

Projected job growth:

10%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for accountants and auditors is projected to be 10 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals degree can help prepare you to be an:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Accounting manager
  • Examining officer
  • Tax examiner

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Business should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Accreditation:

Program accreditation

The BS in Accounting has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is continuously benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for their industry of choice. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals degree program, you’ll discover:

Program accreditation

Our Bachelor of Science in Business degree is evaluated regularly by the ACBSP, ensuring the quality of your education.

Alignment with industry standards

Our School of Business ensures our accounting students are prepared with courses aligned with the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Practical coursework

Gain practical, hands-on knowledge with accounting software such as Intuit® QuickBooks® — which you can apply directly to your career.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals degree, you’ve got the way.

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