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Accounting

Johnson & Wales University-Online - Providence, RI

Bachelor of Science (BS)
4-year

The Accounting bachelor’s degree program prepares students for the wide range of career opportunities available to accounting professionals. Students in the program receive a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice as well as in the areas of business, communication and general studies. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to: Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the accounting profession. Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods required in the field of accounting. Use decision-support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes. Identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues related to accounting decisions. Identify and analyze global business issues and transactions and apply the appropriate accounting technical skills necessary to address issues and record transactions. Students completing the program are well positioned for entry-level opportunities in public accounting firms and similarly challenging opportunities in private, governmental and nonprofit organizations. Positions include staff accountants, cost accountants, tax accountants and auditors. Students wishing to satisfy the 150 Hours of College Education requirement, now required in many states before being allowed to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination, may achieve this objective and at the same time earn a master's degree by applying for acceptance to the university's MBA program at the end of their junior year. Acceptance will be granted provided the student receives the recommendation of two undergraduate faculty members, successfully completes an interview process, fulfills the requirements for the bachelor of science degree and meets the minimum GPA requirement. With a growing economy and demanding tax regulations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the need for skilled accountants and auditors will continue to rise in the coming years. Looking to become an accounting professional? This online accounting degree will prepare you for a variety of entry-level opportunities in public accounting firms and will expose you to a number of specific areas within the accounting profession. Topics of study include financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing. As a student, you'll receive a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice as well as business, communications, and general studies. Upon completion, students will be poised to begin careers in private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. Possible positions include staff accountants, cost accountants, tax accountants, and auditors.

Acceptance Rate

44.83%

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424

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Curriculum

Accounting A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree Credits Business Foundations ACCT1210 Financial Accounting 4.5 ACCT1220 Managerial Accounting 4.5 FISV2000 Finance 4.5 FIT1040 Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions 4.5 LAW2001 The Legal Environment of Business I 4.5 MGMT1001 Contemporary Business Management I 4.5 MGMT2001 Human Resource Management 4.5 MRKT1001 Principles of Marketing 4.5 Major Courses ACCT2021 Intermediate Accounting I 4.5 ACCT2022 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5 ACCT2023 Intermediate Accounting III 4.5 ACCT2035 Accounting Software 4.5 ACCT3011 Federal Taxes I 4.5 ACCT3031 Cost Accounting I 4.5 ACCT3040 Auditing 4.5 ACCT3050 Advanced Accounting 4.5 ACCT3060 Accounting Information Systems 4.5 ACCT4060 Accounting Seminar 4.5 ECON1001 Macroeconomics 4.5 Major Electives Choose three of the following: 13.5 ACCT3045 Internal Auditing ACCT3055 Casino Accounting ACCT3080 Fraud Examination: Theory and Practice FISV3199 Experiential Education Projects in Financial Modeling and Valuation Choose one of the following Legal Electives: 4.5 LAW3002 The Legal Environment of Business II LAW3055 International Business Law A&S Core Experience Communications Foundation Courses 13.5 ENG1020 English Composition ENG1021Advanced Composition and Communication ENG1030 Communication Skills Integrative Learning 9 Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level. Arts and Humanities 9 PHIL3240 Ethics: A Global Perspective Mathematics 9 MATH1035 Quantitative Analysis I (or higher, based on student's placement) * MATH2001Statistics Science 4.5 Social Sciences 9 ECON1002 Microeconomics A&S Electives 9 Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher. Free Electives # 13.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 13.5 Total Credits 180.0