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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Your Education Can Add Up to a Successful Career

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 an accounting degree 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 or pursue their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.

Program Highlights

This program provides 36 accounting credit hours to meet the educational requirements for becoming a CPA in most states, and accounting courses cover topics on the CPA and CMA exams. You will also gain knowledge in areas such as:

  • Accounting Principles application (United States and International)
  • Financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Tax law reporting and compliance
  • Audit standards and procedures
  • Business information analysis using current technologies

You can obtain your accounting 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.


For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>


Complete Your Bachelors and Masters in Accounting in 5 years

Students may apply for the Accounting program when they first register at Post, meeting the undergraduate admission requirements, with the intent to complete both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree in 5 years. Students with intent will combine Post University’s current Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the current MS in Accounting (including the CPA Track Exam Prep Labs). The degree plans will be structured so that students can complete both degrees in a 5-year period. Final acceptance into the Master of Science in Accounting is decided at the completion of the student’s third year and is conditional on the following:

  1. Students must have at least 108 undergraduate credit hours completed successfully prior to starting their fourth year.
  2. Students must complete their undergraduate accounting degree during year 4.
  3. Students must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  4. Students must be undergraduate accounting majors.

Please note: If students meet the above requirements, the traditional letters of recommendation and the essay requirement for the MS in Accounting would be waived.

Structure of Five-Year Plan

CPA Labs
Year 11236    36
Year 21236    36
Year 31236    36
Year 44124121125
Year 5  6185523


Whether you’re seeking to enter the field or 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.

Stop punching the time card and start crunching numbers in your career. Contact us to enroll in our on-campus or online accounting degree program today.

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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