Adult Professional Studies
At a Glance
- Program: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
- Format: Face-to-face classes
- Next Start Date: July 5, 2023
- Cost: $465 per credit
- Time to Completion: Two to four years, depending on credits transferred
Measure, communicate and interpret financial data in Immaculata’s B.S. in accounting program.
Meet the job market’s high demand with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Gain a solid foundation in:
- Accounting principles and procedures
- Tax planning and compliance
- Equity and cost methods of accounting
- Financial statement analysis and auditing
- Business computer applications, such as Microsoft Excel
- Macro- and microeconomics
Opportunities and Outcomes
With a degree in accounting, you can explore careers at major corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, to name a few. Graduates in this sought-after profession are equipped for vital roles in:
- Corporate tax accounting
- Financial management
- Investment accounting
- Tax accounting, planning and compliance
- Tax examinations and collecting
- Accounts receivable and payables management
- And more
Several Immaculata alumni have obtained jobs at all the “big four” accounting and auditing firms, the largest professional services networks in the world.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median salaries for careers in accounting include:
- Accountants and Auditors: $77,250
- Financial Advisors: $95,570
- Financial Examiners: $81,410
- Budget Analysts: $79,940
- Tax Examiners and Collectors: $56,780
In addition, an accounting degree prepares you for a Master of Business Administration or for further training as a certified public accountant (CPA).
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the accounting degree program, students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and capabilities essential to accounting and preparing and analyzing financial statements
- Understand the balance between theory and practice as it applies to the various sectors of the world of business, accounting, finance, taxation, marketing and economics
- Exercise effective interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
- Use technology strategically to enhance their productivity and effectiveness on both individual and organizational levels
- Evidence professionalism, integrity and ethics
- Learn from faculty with extensive business and accounting experience.
- Add a minor in finance or economics to add depth to your knowledge and career potential.
- Transfer up to 72 credits into this program or earn credit for workplace training through Immaculata’s Credit for Prior Learning program.
- Take pride in earning a respected credential that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation certifies that Immaculata’s business and accounting programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
You can maximize your previous coursework by transferring up to 72 credits into the program. Learn more about opportunities for Credit for Prior Learning.
MAJOR COURSES – 69 credits
- Accounting Principles I
- Accounting Principles II
- Intermediate Accounting I
- Intermediate Accounting II
- Federal Income Tax
- Advanced Taxes
- Cost Accounting I
- Accounting Practicum
- Advanced Accounting I
- Business Computer Applications
- Business Law I
- Strategic Planning
- Business Ethics
- Business & Technical Writing or Business & Professional Speaking
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Introduction to Finance
- Intermediate Math I, Applied Calc I or Math for Managers I
- Intermediate Math II, Applied Calc II or Math for Managers II
- Marketing Principles and Practices
- Self-Awareness Through Groups or Organizational Behavior
LIBERAL ARTS CORE – 36 credits, 6 fulfilled by major
- Composition (Writing) 6 credits
- Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits
- Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits, satisfied by major
- Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
- Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits, satisfied by major
- Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
- Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits
- Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
- Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 6 credits
ELECTIVES – 27 credits
TOTAL – 126 credits
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