Detail-oriented? Like numbers? Get a bachelor’s degree in accounting online from Strayer and go beyond basic accounting principles. We start with fundamentals, procedures, and laws, and move quickly to more advanced concepts using real-world examples that help you quickly apply what you’re learning.
Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting
It's time to move forward
Learn the Meaning Behind the Numbers
Gain the Knowledge You Need for a Career in Accounting
While you master the principles necessary to read and interpret a balance sheet, you’ll improve your communication and planning skills. You’ll also:
- Become proficient in industry-standard software programs
- Study all aspects of financial accounting, from basic payables/receivables to complex tax codes and accounting for multi-national operations
- Understand the ethics surrounding the reporting and disclosure of financial information
- Explore the auditing process and design an auditing program
- Get a background in government and not-for-profit accounting and understand the laws and regulations governing these types of organizations
- Develop your management and leadership skills to become a champion for financial accountability in your organization
|Next Start Date:||April 2|
|Courses to Complete:||40|
|Cost Per Course:||$1,450|
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Key Courses in the Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting
ACC 100 - Accounting I
Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.
BUS 100 - Introduction to Business
Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.
CIS 105 - Introduction to Information Systems
Get an introduction to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and the use of personal productivity software. Demonstrate tasks in common software applications, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management and presentation graphics.
COM 101 - EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
This course is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of academic and professional communication in order to develop professionals who can effectively apply communication techniques and best practices to meet their academic and corporate communication needs.
ENG 115 - English Composition
<p>Prerequisite: Placement or ENG 090</p>
<p>This course emphasizes the principles of writing coherent expository essays in various modes. The course reinforces and emphasizes the concept of writing as a process that includes developing and narrowing a topic, logically organizing ideas, drafting, and revising. The course introduces the process of using sources to support ideas and documentation of sources in accordance with citation styles.</p>
MAT 104 - Algebra with Applications
Apply algebra to a variety of fields of study including probability, statistics and finance. Explore mathematical modeling and set theory.
ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting I
Study accounting theory in depth and review the accounting cycle. Focus on the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting; the preparation of financial statements; the time value of money; and the valuation of cash, temporary investments and receivables. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
ACC 206 - Accounting II
Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Evaluate accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables and payroll. Get an introduction to accounting for corporations as it relates to stocks, bonds and corporate earnings. Learn about partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.
ACC 304 - Intermediate Accounting II
Topics include the accounting for inventories; property, plant and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, noncurrent liabilities and contingencies; and stockholders’ equity. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
ACC 305 - Intermediate Accounting III
Topics include the accounting for investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions and post- retirement benefits, and leases; accounting changes and error analysis; preparation of the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
ACC 306 - Microcomputer Applications for Accountants
Prerequisite: ACC 206
This course covers the use of Peachtree Complete Accounting for Windows, Microsoft Excel, and the interface between the two software packages, as well as the functions and applications available under Peachtree and Excel.
ACC 307 - Federal Taxation
Study in depth the types of taxes imposed by federal, state and local authorities. Topics include income realization, property and depreciation, tax deductions and credits, and rules related to capital gains and losses.
ACC 317 - Advanced Federal Taxation
Prerequisite: ACC 307
Covers the federal taxation of corporations, partnerships and S corporations. Examines the administrative power of the IRS and tax concepts related to gifts, trust and estates.
ACC 350 - Cost Accounting
Examine accounting procedures relating to the job costing system, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity- based costing, the master budget, flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, variance analysis, inventory costing and capacity analysis.
ACC 401 - Advanced Accounting
Prerequisite: ACC 304
Covers accounting for home office and branches, business combinations and consolidations. Also, covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems in the business environment.
ACC 403 - Auditing
Prerequisite: ACC 304
Covers the theory of auditing, including the educational and ethical qualifications for auditors, as well as the role of the auditor in the American economy. Emphasizes professional standards, professional ethics, and the legal liability of auditors, as well as the planning and design of an audit program, gathering and summarizing evidence, and evaluating internal control.
ACC 410 - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
This course analyzes accounting principles and procedures unique to federal, state, and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. It illustrates financial statements and reports prepared for each type of entity, fund, and account group. The course explores the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in establishing accounting standards and disclosure requirements for governments and not-for-profit organizations.
ACC 499 - Undergraduate Accounting Capstone
Prerequisite: To be taken as last or next to last class. Grade of "C" or higher is required.
This course provides students opportunities for analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of accounting concepts. Students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real-world business cases involving complex accounting decisions.
FIN 100 - Principles of Finance
Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
LEG 100 - Business Law I
Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.
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Financial Assistance & Tools
We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.
The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:
- Federal financial aid programs
- Military education benefits
- Selected state grant programs
- Tuition benefit programs
Admission to a Strayer Bachelor’s Program
To qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence.
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