Walden University

BS in Business Administration - Accounting

Walden University's B.S in Business Administration program with a specialization in Accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in the accounting field. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's B.S. in Business Administration program with a specialization in Accounting gives students the opportunity to learn about accounting, business law, macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, financial management, ethical leadership, financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing and internal controls, and federal taxation. Students complete a 5-credit accounting capstone project and take a 1-credit portfolio development course. In addition to accounting courses, this program includes 10 credits of elective courses. Upon completion of this program, students may be able to use problem-solving skills, communicate effectively, use accounting technologies, and analyze organizational risk.


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:

Four and a half years: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

181 total 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, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

Courses for a B.S. in Business Administration with a Specialization 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
Introduction to Management and Leadership 5
Introduction to Accounting I 5
Introduction to Accounting II 5
Business Law 5
Operations 5
Microeconomics 5
Statistics 5
Financial Management 5
Information Systems in Enterprise 5
Marketing 5
Intermediate Accounting I 5
Human Resource Management5
Dynamics of Change5
Critical Thinking5
Entrepreneurship for Small Business5
Management and Organizational Behavior5
Managerial Accounting: Introduction to Financial Planning and Analysis 5
Auditing and Internal Controls 5
Federal Taxation I: Individual Taxation 5

Portfolio Course

Course TitleCredits
Developing Student Portfolios 1

Elective Courses

Students take 7 elective courses from general education courses, other B.S. in Business Administration concentration courses, or other Walden bachelor's degree program courses.

Capstone Course

Course TitleCredits
Business Capstone Project 5

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Walden University's B.S. in Business Administration program with a specialization in Accounting may be interested in earning a master's degree in accounting. This can increase their knowledge of accounting and may prepare them for advancement in the accounting field.

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

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Students who complete Walden's B.S. in Business Administration program with a specialization in Accounting can seek positions in the accounting field. Their responsibilities might include general, financial, or managerial accounting, bookkeeping, or auditing.

Positions that program graduates may seek include:

  • Assurance specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Controller
  • Financial analyst
  • Internal auditor
  • Public accountant
  • Risk manager
  • Tax specialist
  • Treasurer

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