Accounting Bachelor Degree

Accounting

Accounting
Accounting
B.S. in Business Administration
Overview

If you have a knack for numbers and want to be at the center of business operations, then you may want to consider a career in accounting. Accountants are vital to a company’s success, tracking income and assets, preparing financial statements, and evaluating returns on investments.  

In fact, no organization, be it public, private or government, can exist without accounting support. If this sounds like the career for you, consider ECPI University’s year-round program. In just 2.5 years, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

What’s more, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that demand for thorough financial documentation is expected to increase in response to recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations.*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

Program Description

Our curriculum is grounded in fundamentals of accountancy, with classes focusing on both theory and application. Coursework covers a variety of core subjects including:

  • Standard practices of the accounting profession
  • The role of technology in the accounting profession
  • Preparation of Financial statements: GAAP and IFRS accounting methodologies
  • Integration of accounting systems and financial reporting
  • Preparation of personal, corporate, and not-for-profit tax returns
  • Governmental accounting
  • Fraud detections and deterrence and accounting computer forensics
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by accounting and business management professionals
  • Application of accounting and management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and financial analysis of business factors including accounting, operations management, technology, and globalization
  • An understanding of global and technological accounting and business processes and management leadership

However, for knowledge to be truly useful, it must be applied. That’s why ECPI University requires students to complete two externships during their course of study, which allows them to gain real-world experience.

Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting could possibly pursue a career in the following industries and economic sectors including:

  • Staff accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Auditor
  • Forensic accountant 

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

ACC160

Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC161

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS121

Introduction to Business

3

BUS222

Ethics in Business

3

BUS298

Externship-BUS III

3

BUS314

Marketing Management

3

BUS321

Business Organizational Management

3

BUS331

Management Information Systems

3

BUS350

Financial Management

3

BUS480

Strategic Planning & Implementation

3

BUS480L

Strategic Planning & Implementation LAB

1

ECO201

Macroeconomics

3

ECO202

Microeconomics

3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480

Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

College Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

MTH140

Statistics

3

PHY120

Physics

3

PHY120L

Physics LAB

1

PSY105

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220

Positive Psychology

3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

3

Concentration Requirements

Accounting

27 semester credit hours plus electives

ACC206

Personal Income Tax I

3

ACC319

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC321

Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC322

Intermediate Accounting III

3

ACC330

Cost Accounting

3

ACC470

Auditing I

3

ACC471

Auditing II

3

ACC480

Advanced Accounting I

3

ACC481

Advanced Accounting II

3

 

Various Electives

17

Accounting Electives

ACC309

Managerial Accounting for Managers

3

ACC311

Personal Income Tax II

3

ACC340

Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

ACC409

Business Taxation

3

ACC450

Fraud Detection and Deterrence Methodology

3

ACC460

Accounting Information Systems

3

BUS211

Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS225

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS227

Operations Management

3

BUS303

Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS328

Business Process Improvement

3

BUS328L

Business Process Improvement LAB

1

BUS345

e-Commerce & Technology

3

BUS431

Organizational Development

3

BUS436

International Business

3

BUS440

Global Marketing

3

BUS496

Externship-BUS Sr. I-a

1

BUS497

Externship-BUS Sr. I-b

1

BUS498

Externship-BUS Sr. I-c

1

BUS499

Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Implement decision-making processes to effectively solve business challenges.
  • Create effective business plans.
  • Develop business solutions that demonstrate application of global business models and theories.
  • Develop strategies for business growth and development.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities.
  • Apply personal and professional integrity, ethical behavior and social responsibility in business situations.

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