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.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Normal Time to Completion: 48 Months
This program is offered on the Main Campus, online, evenings, and weekends.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program learn how to apply practical accounting principles and concepts to modern businesses. Through a combination of accounting and business courses, students will gain knowledge of the regulations that govern financial reporting and tax compliance, as well as develop their skills in the areas of financial analysis, financial forecasting, costing, and budgeting. Graduates can secure employment in the accounting departments of local or national businesses, the federal government, or non-profit organizations. Many graduates pursue CPA and CMA certifications. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Accounting – Students will explain and apply the theory and practice of accounting to include preparation of financial statements.
- Audit -Students will determine and apply knowledge of relevant professional standards (to include but not limited to GAAP and IFRS) and the regulatory environment in the financial reporting and audit of U.S. and multinational business entities.
- Managerial and Cost Accounting – Students will develop and evaluate accounting and business information by using analytical and critical thought processes to support internal and external decision making.
- Tax- Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of tax laws for tax reporting and compliance purposes and its effects on financial reporting.
- Accounting Information Systems – Students will demonstrate an understanding of current technologies related to accounting information development, audit, and analysis.
- Business Ethics -Students will examine and apply ethical and professional behaviors and standards to contemporary business situations.
- Communication – Students will communicate professionally using written and/or oral skills essential to success in the business environment.
- Fundamental Business Concepts – Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamental concepts of Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Economics in a business environment.
|36||B.S. IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM TOTAL CREDITS||120 crs||h|
|38||GENERAL EDUCATION||60 crs||h|
|39||COMMON CORE||12 crs||s|
|40||ENG110 College Writing||3 crs|
|41||ENG130 Literature and Composition||3 crs|
|42||COM107 Introduction to Communication||3 crs|
|43||CIS112 Introduction to Computing||3 crs|
|44||LIBERAL ARTS||21 crs||s|
|45||History Elective||3 crs|
The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.
For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.
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:
- Students must have at least 108 undergraduate credit hours completed successfully prior to starting their fourth year.
- Students must complete their undergraduate accounting degree during year 4.
- Students must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA
- 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
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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