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The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide an introductory education for those seeking to begin a career in an accounting profession. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program here.
Fundamental, intermediate and advanced courses in accounting and related areas are part of the curriculum of the University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Accounting program. The program addresses topics such as finance, business law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, research and evaluation, and technology. The program also seeks to help students improve critical thinking and decision-making skills. The program is offered online and at some University of Phoenix campuses.
You should have a mathematical aptitude and an interest or possibly some experience in accounting. Previous courses in finance, statistics and accounting can be helpful, but are not required. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have a high school diploma or GED.
Students must complete 15 credit hours in the Accounting concentration. The rest of the credit hours are composed of Business requirements. The program totals 120 credit hours (124 for Kansas). The required course of study adheres to the sequence appearing below.
Business foundation courses
Accounting foundation courses
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at University of Phoenix could prepare graduates to pursue careers as corporate accountants, tax accountants, or certified public accountants (CPAs). In some cases, graduates could choose to seek additional education by pursuing Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While this program was designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of this program will allow a successful student to qualify within the student's specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if this program, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meets the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of degree completion the specific jurisdiction's requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.
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