Bachelor - Accounting

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Would you like to pursue a career in financial recording, reporting, auditing, or management? You could gain the requisite education by participating in a program such as Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting. To learn more about program requirements, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide you with the skills to provide financial and accounting services to companies and individuals. The program is structured so as to teach you about many aspects of the profession, including tax preparation, investment management, and retirement planning. Your curriculum is designed to address topics such as cost accounting, taxation, financial accounting systems, auditing, and computerized accounting databases. You will also have the chance to examine the ramifications of the U.S.'s impending conversion from GAAP to IFRS accounting standards. This bachelor's degree program is offered online and on campus.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in enrolling in this program, you should be trustworthy and possess good critical-thinking skills. You should also be an effective communicator who enjoys creating and reading large amounts of financial data. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This 123-semester credit hour program consists of several required components, including core management and accounting courses. Below, you will find a listing of required subjects.

Required Management Core Courses

Course Code Course Title
AC 107 Accounting I
AC 220 Finance
BU 106 Introduction to Management
BU 204 The Digital Firm and Business Communications
BU 206 Business Law I
BU 220 Principles of Marketing
BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BU 327 Business Ethics
BU 345 Project Management
BU 407 Quantitative Decision Making
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Courses in Accounting

Course Code Course Title
AC 110 Payroll Accounting
AC 212 Taxation I
AC 216 Accounting II
AC 221 Taxation II
AC 306 Managerial Cost Accounting
AC 313 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 330 Intermediate Accounting II
AC 335 Computerized Accounting
AC 413 Advanced Financial Accounting I
AC 416 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
AC 418 Auditing
AC 426 Advanced Financial Accounting II
BU 310 Business Law II
BU 421 Operations Management

Open Elective Courses

You must take at least 3-semester credit hours of open elective courses.

Required Capstone or Internship

Course Code Course Title
BU 491 Capstone Project
BU 495 Internship

Required Courses in General Education

You will be required to complete a minimum of 37-semester credit hours in general education classes.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course Code Course Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 214 AS / AAS / BS Diploma Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you complete your studies, you could seek opportunities with accounting agencies, financial firms, banks, businesses, or government agencies. You could pursue entry-level positions such as:

  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Tax Preparer
  • Account Representative

The field of accounting encompasses several areas of specialty. After you gain some measure of experience or attain a CPA certification, you might follow career paths such as the following:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Advisor
  • General Manager

Advanced Degrees

If your goal is to pursue a position of even greater responsibility and accountability, you may want to earn your master's degree. At the graduate level, you could take courses in accounting research, negotiations, forensic accounting, or financial risk management. You could research advanced educational programs such as:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration with an accounting major