Bachelor of Science in Accounting
A BS in Accounting Degree Can Add Up to Career Success
This program is offered on campus and online.
From large corporations to small firms, every business needs an accountant to make informed financial decisions. With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Post University, you can fulfill this integral role in accounting departments of local or national businesses, the federal government, or non-profit organizations. Many of our graduates enter the workforce right away. Others pursue their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, often moving into Post University’s accounting master’s degree program to help them reach their goals.
In this bachelor’s degree in accounting program, you’ll take the accounting credit hours needed to work towards the educational requirements for becoming a CPA in most states. These accounting courses cover topics found on both the CPA and CMA exams. You will also gain a fundamental knowledge in areas such as the application of accounting principles (U.S. and International), financial statement preparation and analysis, tax law reporting and compliance, and auditing standards and procedures.
Your bachelor’s degree in accounting will also help you brush up on professional skills. You’ll learn how to examine and apply ethics to business situations. You’ll hone your writing and oral communication essentials. And you’ll gain a practical understanding of fundamental business concepts in marketing, management, finance, and economics.
What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in accounting?
Upon completion of your Bachelor of Science in Accounting courses, you will be able to perform bookkeeping, interpret accounting information, prepare financial statements, and more. You’ll gain the skills you need to make yourself an invaluable member of the finance and accounting team. This program can put you on a career path toward becoming an accountant, accounting manager, auditor, financial examiner, credit manager, tax examiner and more.
Whether you’re seeking to enter the field or want to advance in your current accounting position, our experienced faculty and staff are here to help you succeed. We will discuss potential accounting jobs with you and help guide you to the right path for your goals.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. The program is also not designed to fulfill Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requirements, although the program can be used to partially fulfill these requirements (the other requirements can be found on the Institute of Management Accountants website: https://www.imanet.org/). Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.
The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:
Complete the combined bachelor’s and master’s in accounting in just 5 years
It is possible to pursue your BS in accounting degree and your master’s in accounting simultaneously. Students who meet the undergraduate admission requirements, and who intend to complete both programs within 5 years, will participate in degree plans structured to complete in a 5-year period. Final acceptance in the Master of Science in Accounting is determined after the students third year, conditional upon students:
- Successfully earning 108 undergraduate credit hours prior to fourth-year start
- Completing undergraduate accounting degree during year 4
- Holding a 3.00 cumulative GPA
- Being an undergraduate accounting major
Note: Traditional letters of recommendation and the essay requirement for the MS in Accounting are waived for students who meet these requirements.
Take Your Accounting Career to the Next Level
At Post University, we will do everything we can to help you reach your goals with one-on-one support every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation day and beyond. That’s why we offer multiple ways to help you obtain your bachelor’s degree in accounting. Pursue your degree in a traditional, 16-week format at our Connecticut campus (evening and weekend classes available) or in an accelerated, eight-week online environment—or a combination of both. Our commitment to you is a personalized educational experience, and we’re happy to work with your schedule
Start a professional career in accounting. Contact us to enroll in our on-campus or our online BS in accounting degree program today.
This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
What degree is best for accounting?
The best accounting degree for you depends on the career you’re looking to pursue. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment of accountants with a bachelor’s degree or higher to grow seven percent from 2020 to 2030, which is average for all occupations, with a projection of 135K jobs yearly for accountants and auditors.
You could also use your bachelor’s in accounting to further your education and work towards a master’s degree in accounting. At Post you have the ability to get your combined accounting bachelor’s and master’s in five years.
Is an accounting degree hard?
Like any other degree path, accounting can contain concepts and skills that may be complex, but in your degree program you will be provided with support every step of the way. The program could help you increase your practical understanding with business and major core classes that focus on communication and fundamental concepts in finance, economics, management, marketing, and more.
How many years does it take to be an accountant?
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting typically takes four years to complete and a total of 120 credit hours. You are able to pursue this degree in the typical 16-week format or in an 8-week accelerated online environment or a combination of the two.
To learn more about degree requirements view the course catalog.
What kind of jobs can you get with an accounting degree?
Once you’ve earned your degree in accounting you could pursue a career in: accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll services, the government, finance and insurance, and more.
Job titles could include:
- cost estimator
- financial examiner
- credit analyst
- tax examiner
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