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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:
- Business analytics
- Federal income tax
- 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.
- Accounting support
- Accounting management
- Accounts payable and receivable
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.
"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."Read about Tom
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Available program formats
- General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
- Core requirements 45 credit hours
- Electives 18 credit hours
- Multicultural requirements 0 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Study of accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to city, county, and state governments, the federal government, and not-for-profit institutions. Prerequisites: 9 hrs. of accounting.
Provides knowledge that helps non-business and business students effectively manage their personal financial affairs. Topics include personal financial statements, budgeting, tax planning, investing and savings, insurance, real estate and retirement planning.
An international honor society in business, management and administration.
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— Gina Singleton, Assistant Professor of Accounting
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