With an expected 16 percent increase in accounting jobs between 2010 and 2020, according to a 2012–2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, enrolling in a Bachelor of Science in Accounting* degree program could be a good idea. While earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting, you’ll explore a range of business disciplines and participate in accounting classes that will help you gain a greater understanding of accounting functions in different industries. Discover how to take control of your future with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree online — or on campus, where available. Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition,” Accountants and Auditors: bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm. Certificate options Now you don’t have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies. What you'll learn The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSACC) promotes identification with, and orientation to, the accounting profession and is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary to an accounting career. In addition to the key accounting course work at the introductory and intermediate levels, critical areas of study including auditing and taxation are required in the program. The importance of ethics and international issues are emphasized throughout the curriculum, along with core competencies in technology and communication. The program utilizes specific accounting problem-solving software to provide students with practical knowledge of the accounting field. The program also addresses the goals of professional values, communications and leadership skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, and technology skills of the professional accounting environment and provides additional coverage on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Students are also exposed to varied business disciplines including economics, statistics, law, corporate finance, and marketing to provide the general business overview and context necessary for accounting studies. This program is consistent with generally accepted accounting principles, including the accounting processes and knowledge areas that lead to professional certification.
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