Bachelor's Degree in Private Sector Accounting

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Are you seeking an accounting career in private business, non-profit organizations, or government offices? Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting program could help you achieve your goal. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting program offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced classes in a variety of accounting and business topics. Area of concentration courses address accounting principles, computerized accounting, payroll, corporate tax, auditing, cost accounting, and financial analysis. Courses are also provided in keyboarding, spreadsheets, and database management. In addition, the program is designed to help prepare you for bookkeeper certification. The Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting is currently offered as an online program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong mathematical skills and have an interest in working in the finance or accounting departments for a variety of industries before enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting program at Virginia College. Applicants to Virginia College programs should have a high school diploma or GED.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting program at Virginia College requires the completion of 180 quarter credit hours. The Private Sector Accounting area of concentration curriculum and electives consists of 108 credits, with the remaining 72 credits satisfying foundation and general education requirements. General education courses are taken in the areas of communications, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Foundation Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
AOM 1010 Keyboarding
AOM 1100 Word Processing
EDU 1010 Learning Framework
EDU 1020 Career Exploration/Planning

Concentration Courses

AOM 1020 Intermediate Keyboarding
AOM 1200 Spreadsheets
AOM 1300 Database Management
AOM 2230 Intermediate Spreadsheets
BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
BUS 1410 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 1420 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 1460 Computerized Accounting
BUS 1470 Computerized Payroll Accounting
BUS 2050 Financial Analysis
BUS 2350 Intermediate Accounting I
BUS 2490 Advanced Computerized Accounting
BUS 2540 Certified Bookkeeper Exam Review
BUS 3010 Managerial Accounting
BUS 3350 Intermediate Accounting II
BUS 3360 Corporate Taxation
BUS 3500 Accounting for Not-For-Profit and Governmental Organizations
BUS 3750 Auditing
BUS 4500 Advanced Accounting
BUS 4750 Cost Accounting

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Private Sector Accounting program, you could be eligible for accounting positions in private industry or not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Your responsibilities might include payroll, budgeting, or auditing. Possible job positions include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Cost accountant
  • Budget accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Governmental accountant

Advanced Degrees

Advancement to upper management or executive positions in the accounting field might require you to obtain a master's degree. You could continue your education by pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy or a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Some MBA programs offer an area of concentration in accounting.

Advanced degrees may not be offered at Virginia College, and credits may not be transferable.