Walden University

BS in Accounting - General

Walden University's B.S. in Accounting program introduces students to accounting tools and prepares them for employment in the accounting field. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's B.S. in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in the accounting field. The program's curriculum is aligned with the national standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Students who enroll in the B.S. in Accounting program have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of accounting, learn how to use accounting tools, and strengthen decision-making and problem-solving skills. Prior to graduation, students also get the chance to complete a capstone project that involves a real-world case analysis.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

4.5 years: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

181 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities,* and veteran benefits.

*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees. Not valid for Tennessee residents.

Courses for a B.S. in Accounting:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Accounting Courses

Course TitleCredits
Accounting I 5
Accounting II 5
Business Law 5
Macroeconomics 5
Microeconomics 5
Statistics 5
Financial Management 5
Information Systems in Enterprise 5
Ethical Leadership 5
Intermediate Accounting I 5
Intermediate Accounting II 5
Intermediate Accounting III 5
Intermediate Accounting IV 5
Advanced Financial Accounting I 5
Advanced Financial Accounting II 5
Advanced Financial Accounting III 5
Managerial Accounting: Introduction to Financial Planning and Analysis 5
Government and Nonprofit Accounting 5
Auditing and Internal Controls 5
Advanced Business Law 5
Accounting Information Systems 5
Federal Taxation I: Individual Taxation 5
Federal Taxation II: Corporate Taxation 5
Treasury Management 5

Portfolio Course

Course TitleCredits
Developing Student Portfolios in Accounting 1


Students can choose two courses from other programs or the general education category.

Capstone Course

Course TitleCredits
Accounting Capstone Project5

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of Walden University's BS in Accounting - General program may be interested in pursuing master's degrees in business or accounting. Earning a master's degree could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • M.S. of Science in Project Management
  • M.S. of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Career Paths:

Walden University's BS in Accounting - General program prepares students for work in a wide range of accounting positions, including those in international settings. Students who meet the educational requirements in their state may also be prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and obtain a CPA license after graduation.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Assurance Specialist
  • Business or Financial Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Pricing Specialist
  • Public Accountant or Auditor
  • Risk Manager
  • Tax Specialist
  • Treasurer

Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden University's B.S. in Accounting program can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements by offering 120 credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state's Board of Accountancy or related agency. Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.