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Columbia College Bachelor's in  Accounting

Columbia College provides you with the skills to report, analyze and manage accounts.

Learn accounting at Columbia College

If you enjoy solving problems and working with numbers, accounting may be a good fit for you.

Students learn to report, analyze and manage accounts. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business principles and theories. Learn business finance, business ethics and business communication alongside managerial and financial accounting. Then, delve deeper into accounting information systems, auditing and personal financial management.

You’ll also benefit from an education grounded in liberal arts. Sharpen your ability to communicate, solve problems and think critically.

Opportunities to study:

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

Prepare for an accounting career at Columbia College

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

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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Thomas Stauder

"A small investment of time now, either by visiting your tax professional or doing a little research on your own, can help ease the frustration and financial burden so April won’t seem quite so cruel."

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 69 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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