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BS in Accounting - Tax Accountancy

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax Accountancy provides the opportunity for students to pursue intermediate and advanced studies in corporate tax and auditing practices. Learn more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Tax Accountancy

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Those who have an analytical mindset and a keen attention to detail may find the BS in Accounting with a Tax Accountancy concentration is right for them. Problem-solving skills are also a prerequisite. The minimum requirements for admittance into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Tax Accountancy emphasis at Purdue University Global is designed to provide a broad education in accounting while combining specific study in advanced accounting practices, corporate tax, and auditing. Courses in the area of emphasis focus on income tax procedures, C and S Corporations, cash flow statements, corporate accounting issues, auditing legalities, and government accounting. Students also will be exposed to advanced accounting practices and auditing procedures.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Tax Accountancy:

Major required coursework will go into foundational business topics like managerial accounting, economics, and organizational behavior. Concentration specific coursework will go deeper into accounting with a focus on tax and auditing topics. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Tax Accountancy Concentration (24 credits)

  • AC 302: Intermediate Accounting III
  • AC 410: Auditing
  • AC 430: Advanced Tax - Corporate
  • AC 450: Advanced Accounting

Major Requirements (99 credits)

  • AC 114: Accounting I
  • AC 116: Accounting II
  • AC 239: Managerial Accounting
  • AC 256: Federal Tax
  • BU 224: Microeconomics
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management
  • MT 217: Finance
  • MT 219: Marketing
  • AC 300: Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 301: Intermediate Accounting II
  • LS 311: Business Law
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior
  • 300/400-Level: Major Electives (see below)
  • AC 490: Bachelor's Internship in Accounting OR
    • AC 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Accounting

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (24 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Tax Accountancy emphasis area, graduates may wish to pursue a graduate degree in business or accounting. A graduate degree could lead to opportunities to achieve upper-management or executive positions in the field. Graduates could meet the educational eligibility requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.

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

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Tax Accountancy emphasis could pursue positions in business or corporate accounting departments. They could apply their knowledge of accounting practices and techniques in the areas of tax planning, income tax, and auditing.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Tax specialist
  • Tax accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Tax compliance specialist

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