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BS in Accounting

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed for students who would like to study accounting principles and methods and be better prepared for a fast growing career field. Read more about the Purdue University Global Bachelor of Science in Accounting program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The BS in Accounting offered by Purdue university Global requires potential students to have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Those interested in the program should also be comfortable with numbers and have a basic understanding of accounting and tax topics. The minimum requirements for admittance into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program will take several classes in accounting methods and have the opportunity to begin preparation for the CPA exam. They will also have the chance to study accounting concepts like taxation, financial reporting, asset management, and GAAP application. Within the BS in Accounting program, students can choose from four concentrations: Auditing/Forensic Accounting, Public Accountancy, Managerial Accountancy, and Tax Accountancy. Within each concentration, students will take focused coursework to hone their skills.

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:

Core major coursework in this program will heavily lean towards accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior topics. In each concentration, students will also be exposed to courses that dive deep into topics like taxes, auditing, and forensic accounting. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

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 (48 credits)

Concentration Options (24 credits each)

  • Public Accountancy
  • Tax Accountancy
  • Managerial Accountancy
  • Auditing/Forensic Accountancy

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Purdue University Global's BS in Accounting program, graduates may choose to continue their education at the graduate level. Earning a master's degree could help students pursue upper-level jobs. Students can also choose to complete all the requirements and prepare to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

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

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Accounting

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program could be eligible to pursue a career in the accounting field. Those who choose to take the Certified Public Accountant exam could be able to work as CPAs.

Other entry-level career options for graduates include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting clerk

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