Bachelor of Science Business - Accounting
Get the financial skills needed to excel in the field of accounting.
Learn to balance the books and grow the bottom line with an accredited online accounting degree.
- Next start date: August 27, 2018
- Estimated program length: 3-4 years
- Accreditation: WSCUC
- Credit hours: 128
- Cost per credit: $410
- Number of transfer credits accepted: 90
- Excellent job placement rates, including internships and part- and full-time careers.
- Gain a strong understanding of cutting-edge accounting software.
- Learn from faculty members who have real-world experience in the various areas of accounting.
Ranked No. 4 Best Value School from U.S. News & World Report.
With Jessup’s accredited online accounting degree, you will explore the different areas of accounting and become prepared to pursue a career in any industry as a highly competent and ethical professional. The degree combines a foundation in core business skills with specialized accounting topics, and you will gain a strong foundation in both the national and international accounting standards that you will encounter throughout your career. The program is ideal for those who wish to take the CPA exam or who want to work in a private industry as an assistant controller or a nonprofit or government organization.
Through our online accounting degree, you will acquire hands-on experience with the latest accounting software and learn how to utilize the software for instances such as preparing financial statements for auditing. Additionally, the program’s courses offer you the opportunity to immediately apply your knowledge to highly relevant, real-world scenarios, such as preparing federal tax returns, corporate financial statements and comprehensive audit plans.
The program includes a capstone course that helps prepare you for the workplace. The capstone is a strategic combination of accounting and business education and allows you to choose a topic within the industry to research, such as the pathway to taxation. The course also provides career planning and real job interviews prior to graduation.
Furthermore, you will fine-tune your problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills while acquiring the integrity that firms seek in a candidate. The program integrates ethical practices that are embedded in the Christian perspective of institution, helping you to become a more principled leader in the accounting field.
Admission Requirements & Process
Applying to Jessup is simple. Be sure to apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and the start date in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.
1. Pick a Program
Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet the requirements for that program. For our online accounting degree, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can easily begin classes when it’s most convenient.
Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. Even though Jessup doesn’t require a minimum GPA or minimum standardized test scores, both are considered during the decision process.
We’ll notify you of our decision. If you still wish to pursue your degree with Jessup and are accepted, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.
Courses & Requirements
Jessup’s accredited online accounting degree includes a total of 128 credit hours, with 63 credits focused on business and accounting. Courses cover topics such as financial and managerial accounting, auditing and federal taxes. An accounting internship is also required. In addition, you can optionally complete a total of 150 credits to prepare for the CPA exam, with 30 credits focused on accounting.
Core and Concentration Courses
- BUS 140: Management & Organizational Behavior
- BUS 190: Business Statistics
- BUS 210: Management Information Systems
- BUS 240: Macroeconomics
- BUS 241: Microeconomics
- BUS 245: Financial Accounting
- BUS 246: Managerial Accounting
- BUS 260: Legal Implications for Business
- BUS 302: Organizational Communication
- BUS 320: Marketing
- BUS 342: Financial Management
- BUS 372: International Business
- BUS 381: Operations Management
- BUS 498: Strategic Management
- BUS 343: Intermediate Accounting I
- BUS 344: Intermediate Accounting II
- BUS 345: Cost Accounting
- BUS 441: Auditing
- BUS 442: Federal Tax I
- BUS 443: Federal Tax II
- BUS 475: Accounting Internship
Number of Courses and Modules
21 courses to complete degree
Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.
Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, California residents who are graduating from high school or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.
Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.