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Champlain College - Burlington, VT

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Our online bachelor's in accounting online prepares you for success in the fast-growing accounting field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a majority of employers require a bachelor's degree for accounting and auditing positions, and advanced certification, such as a CPA, further increases job prospects. With our online accounting degree programs designed around the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Core Competency Framework, you will earn an accounting degree online that encompasses professionalism, accounting skills, legal skills & business/tax law, financial intelligence, communication, problem-solving/decision-making, risk analysis, information technology and resource management. You can feel confident knowing that graduates of our accredited online accounting degree program who sit for the CPA exam boast a near-perfect success rate. * Ready to get started? Begin your application today. There is no fee to apply. Career Preparation Our bachelor's in accounting online graduates are prepared for careers as certified financial planners (CFPs), managerial accountants, auditors, forensic accountants and more, and they can work in a variety of industries including accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services, government, finance and insurance, management companies/enterprises and manufacturing, among others. Why Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Online at Champlain College? Designed for busy working adults Our online accounting degree programs allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom from day one. 100% online coursework Allows you to participate at days and times convenient for you. 7-week courses Help you reach completion sooner. There are select courses that run the full 15 week semester due to the complex nature of the content. A near-perfect success rate For accounting degree graduates who take the CPA exam. Generous transfer credit policy Allows you to transfer up to 90 credits, with the potential to earn credit for professional experience and training. Personalized student experience With a dedicated academic advisor and an entire Champlain team to help you as you pursue your accounting degree online. Practitioner faculty Who are experts in the field and understand industry needs. Skills you need, and skills employers want Not only will you gain competencies in skills including accounting, business/tax law, financial intelligence and risk analysis, but you'll also develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that will make you successful throughout your career. *In order to sit for the CPA exam, 150 college credits are required. Our MS in Accounting was designed to prepare graduates for this next step in their career.

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At Champlain College Online we design our online programs for working adults, and there's nowhere this is more evident than in our curricula. The accounting bachelor's degree program is composed of online accounting courses, professional courses, and general education courses that provide foundational knowledge and immediate take-aways that can be applied on the job. These online courses are focused, relevant and most are delivered in an accelerated 7-week format. (Note: Select courses are 15 weeks long. Due to the complex nature of the content of some courses, the courses cannot be condensed into 7-week sessions.) Earn a Certificate Along the Way In addition, we've designed this program so that as you progress your way through the curriculum and complete the online accounting courses, you will have the opportunity to earn one or more of the following certificates in accounting: Accounting, Advanced Accounting or Cost Accounting. Talk to an admissions representative for details. Professional Courses Course # Course Title Credits ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 140 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 230 Intermediate Accounting I (15-week course) 3 ACCT 231 Intermediate Accounting II (15-week course) 3 ACCT 280 Forensic Accounting 3 ACCT 310 Federal Taxes I (15-week course) 3 ACCT 340 Cost Accounting I 3 ACCT 341 Cost Accounting II 3 ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems 3 ACCT 400 Advanced Accounting (15-week course) 3 ACCT 410 Federal Taxes II (15-week course) 3 ACCT 420 Auditing 3 BLAW 140 Business Law I 3 MGMT 210 Managing Behavior in Organizations 3 MGMT 240 Corporate Finance & Financial Markets 3 MGMT 260 or MGMT 262 Project Management or Essentials of Project Management 3 MGMT 425 Decision Making Through Critical and Creative Thinking 3 MKTG 200 The Strategic Marketing Process 3 BLAW 245 Business Law II 3 MGMT 320 Managing Talent 3 ACCT 470 Accounting Capstone 3 Total Credits From Professional Courses 63 General Education Courses Course # Course Title Credits COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 COMM 270 Intercultural Communication 3 ECON 205 Microeconomics 3 ECON 210 Macroeconomics 3 ENGL 111 Critical Reading and Expository Writing I 3 ENGL 112 Critical Reading and Expository Writing II 3 ENGL 315 Writing in the Workplace 3 MATH 180 Introduction to Statistics (15-week course) 3 PHIL 210 Critical Thinking 3 PHIL 340 Ethics in the Professions 3 PSYC 100 or SOCI 110 Intro to Psychology OR Intro to Sociology 3 Lab Science 4 Hum/Sci/Math Elective 6 General Electives 14 Total Credits From General Education Courses 57 Total Credits to Earn This Degree 120