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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Total Credit Hours: 121-122 | Time to Completion: 12-24 months* | Tuition: $386 per credit hour**

As long as businesses, governments, and organizations run on the flow of money, accounting will be an absolutely essential position. Indeed, current indicators suggest that this vibrant field will only continue growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that employment in this field will increase 10 percent by 2026.

At Husson University, you can prepare for a career as an accountant. We offer a fully online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting program, developed by business and accounting experts to ready you for your career. You'll not only be taught by doctoral degree holding professors but also by working Certified Public Accountants with connections in their field who can keep you up to date on the latest in the business and accounting industries.

As you pursue your online bachelor's degree in accounting, you'll learn valuable skills to analyze financial information and strategize effectively, improving business outcomes across various enterprises. You'll get to do coursework in key areas like economics, auditing, information systems and more, that will give you real-world experience in tackling accounting tasks and challenges. Electives are built into the curriculum, allowing you to focus your education on your specific career goals.

Required internships give you the opportunity to gain even more real-world experience. These “learn by doing” experiences help you develop valuable skills for direct application in the workplace, and help you attain the knowledge to prepare to pass your certified public accountant (CPA) exam, so your career can begin. And because Husson's accounting program boasts a 95% employment rate, you'll likely be putting your expertise to work in short order.

You can also continue on for our fifth-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) option: this will allow to you seamlessly continue your education and get an advanced business education in just one year. Then you'll be prepared to go even further in your accounting career, take on leadership roles, and think critically when faced with modern business challenges.

Husson University's online Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

View the online BS accounting degree course map below. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an advisor.

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*Based on a student transferring in between 60-90 credits **All rates subject to change

Course Map

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (47-48 HOURS)

BA 211 Microeconomics: 3
BA 212 Macroeconomics: 3
BA 302 Business Ethics: 3
BA490 International Business: 3
EH 105 College Writing: 3
HE 111 Husson Experience: 1
MS 132 Probability and Statistics: 3
PY 111 General Psychology: 3
Fine Arts Elective: 3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective: 3
Historical Elective: 3
Humanities Elective (CM 100 Recommended): 3
Lab Science Elective (must also qualify as a sustainability elective - SC101 Recommended): 3-4
Literature Elective: 3
Math Elective: 4
Philosophical Elective: 3

ACCOUNTING (42 HOURS)

AC 121 Principles of Accounting I: 3
AC 122 Principles of Accounting II: 3
AC 201 Intermediate Accounting I: 3
AC 202 Intermediate Accounting II: 3
AC 251 Accounting Internship: 3
AC 301 Advanced Accounting I: 3
AC 302 Advanced Accounting II: 3
AC 352 Forensic and Investigative Accounting: 3
AC 331 Cost Accounting: 3
AC 371 Accounting Info Systems: 3
AC 441 Federal Taxation I: 3
AC 442 Federal Taxation II: 3
AC 461 Auditing Concepts and Methods: 3
AC 471 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations: 3

BUSINESS COURSE (21 HOURS)

BA 202 Business Law II: 3
BA 245 Marketing Fundamentals: 3
BA 300 Business Presentations: 3
BA 310 Organization and Management: 3
BA 362 Financial Management I: 3
IT 111 Introduction to Microsoft Office: 3
IT 214 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications: 3

OPEN ELECTIVES (12 HOURS)

Depending upon transfer credits and courses taken, students may need additional open electives to complete 122-123 hours required for the B.S. degree.

FIFTH YEAR MBA (36 HOURS)

Instead of taking open electives as listed above, take:

AC 483 CPA Review - REG or open elective: 3
AC 484 CPA Review – FAR or open elective: 3
BA 600 Research Methods: 3
BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3
BA 605 Managerial Communications: 3
BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3
BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3
BA 620 Financial Management or BA 644 Legal Environment of Business: 3
Graduate Business Electives (4): 12