BS in Accounting

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Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to prepare you for careers in corporate accounting and finance or public accounting. Keep reading to find out more about the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Grand Canyon University.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is offered online and might qualify you to sit for the Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant exams. This program is designed to teach you financial, managerial, cost, intermediate, and advanced accounting. Major courses also give you the chance to learn about economics, marketing, organizational behavior and management, business statistics, finance, taxation, operations management, auditing, and strategic management. You also take general education courses in effective communication, critical thinking, global awareness, and ethics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should be interested in working with numbers and financial information prior to enrolling in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program consists of 120 credits. You must complete 34 to 40 general education credits, 64 major credits, and 16 to 22 elective credits.

Accounting Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
ECN 220 Introduction to Economics
ACC 250 Financial Accounting
ACC 350 Managerial Accounting
ACC 360 Cost Accounting
ACC 370 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 371 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 460 Taxation
ACC 485 Advanced Accounting
ACC 491 Auditing
MKT 245 Principles of Marketing
BUS 340 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business
BUS 352 Business Statistics
BUS 485 Strategic Management
MGT 420 Organizational Behavior and Management
MGT 455 Production/Operations Management
FIN 350 Fundamentals of Business Finance

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program you could pursue employment in the accounting field in the public or private sectors. You might also be able to start your own accounting business. Responsibilities could include cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, or reviewing financial statements.

Positions that you might be able to pursue include:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Controller
  • Corporate accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Public accountant

Advanced Degrees

Although you could pursue direct employment after earning the Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grand Canyon University, you might also be interested in continuing your studies and pursuing a master's degree in accounting. This could increase your knowledge of areas of accounting and might prepare you for advanced positions with added responsibilities.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accounting in Financial Management
  • Master of Accountancy in Taxation
  • Master of Accountancy in Controllership
  • Master of Accountancy in Accounting Information Systems
  • Master of Taxation