What is a bachelor’s degree in accounting?
A bachelors of accounting degree is your ticket to the real career stability and the higher salaries found in the accounting field. This degree can get you noticed by everyone from “Big 4” firms, such as Deloitte and PWC, through to local employers and thousands of other job types.
If you’re a smart, analytical, and motivated person you have everything you need to get started with a bachelor degree in accounting. Schools will start from the basics of accounting and slowly work up to more complicated topics, so there’s no need to have any pre-work completed. At the end of the program you’ll be an expert in everything from forensic accounting to more executive topics like communication and management.
According to the the National Association of Colleges and Employers, accounting graduates receive the third highest number of job offers of any degree program (behind only engineering and computer science).
Finally, a bachelor’s of science in accounting is the perfect start for anyone thinking about doing the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam, although you’ll need a few more credits on top of the bachelor’s to qualify for the exam.
How long does it take?
Most bachelor degrees take 4 years to complete, although every program is different. Check with your preferred school to understand the exact timing for you.
How much does it cost?
Tuition costs for bachelor programs in accounting vary depending on the type of school you go to. Private schools with programs on campus are often more expensive. The most affordable state colleges or on-line programs can have tuition from as little as $10,000 – $15,000 per year. Also remember that many people may be eligible for federal funding and scholarships that help with the fees.
What schools offer this program?
Almost all schools offer a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Have a look at our college search page to find the best one in your area.