Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting (California)
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Crunch the Numbers on a Career in Accounting
While money may make the business world go round, the people who keep it from spinning out of control are the accounting professionals with the knowledge and skills to keep everything in balance. National University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is designed to prepare you for a broad range of accounting-related careers.
All online accounting degrees are not created equal, and if you’re considering a career in the field, it matters what you learn and who you learn it from. That’s why it’s important to know that NU’s curriculum is taught by full-time faculty members who work directly in the accounting and finance industries. They’ll work with you to understand your career goals and share their firsthand, industry-current experience to help ensure you’re prepared with the skills sought by today’s employers.
All coursework in this program can be take online and is aligned with industry-standard exams, including CPA, CMA, and CFE to set you up for success when you graduate.
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s bachelor’s degree in accounting, you’ll have earned the career-focused knowledge and skills to:
- Utilize current technologies for presenting and analyzing accounting information
- Demonstrate mastery of a common body of accounting knowledge
- Develop ethical sensitivity to accounting scenarios
- Employ effective communication of accounting information
- Demonstrate awareness of International Financial Reporting Standards
- Research issues to support critical assessment of accounting information
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A Bachelor’s in Accounting degree will prepare you to seek careers in fields such as public and corporate accounting, internal auditing, and more. Apply online.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting is typically called a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting. However, some universities may offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting.
The best degree for accounting depends on your career goals and aspirations. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, whether it’s a BS, BA, or BBA, is typically the minimum requirement for entry-level accounting jobs. If you’re interested in advancing your career in accounting, you may want to consider pursuing a Master’s degree in accounting or a related field.
Like any degree program, a BS in accounting can be challenging, but it’s certainly doable with hard work and dedication. Some students may find certain accounting courses or concepts difficult, but there are resources available, such as tutoring and study groups, to help you succeed. Ultimately, success in an accounting degree program depends on your willingness to put in the time and effort to learn the material.
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