Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Rico M.
Rico M. Class of 2014, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The BS in Accounting program includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

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Money makes the business world go around, and smart people are always needed to manage that money. Learn to be one of the professionals who do just that by earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. This degree will prepare you to seek a wide range of accounting-related careers in fields such as public and corporate accounting, internal auditing, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Accountants are also needed at state and local government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, Defense Contract Audit Agency, FBI, and others.

For students looking for other career options, National University offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting to Master of Business Administration Transition Program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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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Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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