Bachelor's in Accounting

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Why Study Accounting?

Our accounting degree program offers you more than a career, it provides a prosperous and growing future. With a Bachelor’s in accounting, you can become an invaluable member of your business, creating fiscal solutions, building value through daily financial management, and providing innovative ways to improve efficiency.

What You'll Learn

Our proven curriculum takes your strongest skills and turns them into your greatest assets. Starting with a strong understanding of business principles and theories, you’ll advance your knowledge with concepts in business finance, business ethics and business communication alongside managerial and financial accounting. In-depth exploration of the latest industry practices with experienced faculty prepares you to shape the fiscal success of any organization you work with.

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Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

  • Auditing 
  • Business analytics 
  • Economics 
  • Federal income tax 
  • Finance 
  • International business 
  • Personal financial planning

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

Businesses and organizations rely on managerial accountants to report, analyze and manage expenses and revenues. Accounting graduates are prepared to help companies manage day-to-day financial transactions. This could include examining financial statements, computing taxes, organizing financial records and suggesting ways to improve efficiency. 

Employment of accounting occupations is expected to grow at an average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Auditing 
  • Accounting support 
  • Accounting management 
  • Accounts payable and receivable 
  • Bookkeeping 
  • Payroll

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Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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