Accounting (Online Bachelor's Program)

Bachelor of Science Degree
(Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)


This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level accounting positions. Students will be exposed to various aspects of accounting principles and theory, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis and professional standards and ethics.

This program of study will not qualify a graduate to take the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant. All students interested in practicing a regulated accounting profession requiring licensure from a state regulatory agency should contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in their field of interest to determine the licensing requirements. Licensing information is also available from the following Web sites: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Institute of Internal Auditors and Institute of Management Accountants.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level accounting positions.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional requirements.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

School Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Credit
  Core Courses  
Subtotal 112.5
---------- Unspecified Core courses** 54.0
AC3120 Advanced Cost Accounting+ 4.5
AC3220 Corporate Tax+ 4.5
AC3225 Intermediate Accounting+ 4.5
AC3320 Advanced Accounting+ 4.5
AC3420 Auditing+ 4.5
AC4520 International Accounting Consolidations+ 4.5
AC4620 Forensic Accounting+ 4.5
AC4799 Accounting Capstone Project+ 4.5
BU3110 Business Negotiation+ 4.5
BU3410 Global Business and Economics+ 4.5
BU4615 Business Policy+ 4.5
FN3440 Corporate Finance+ 4.5
MG2650 Fundamentals of Management+ 4.5
  General Education Courses*  
Subtotal 54.0
---------- Unspecified General Education courses+ 22.5
EN3220 Written Analysis+ 4.5
HU4640 Ethics+ 4.5
MA3110 Statistics+ 4.5
PY3150 Psychology+ 4.5
SC4730 Environmental Science+ 4.5
SP3450 Social Psychology+ 4.5
SS3150 Research Methods+ 4.5
  General Studies Courses  
---------- Unspecified General Studies courses+ 13.5
  Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate degree (Grand total) 180.0

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: basic electronics and devices; digital electronics, computer technology; and electronic systems. Courses offered at this school that satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are BU1110, AC1220, AC1320, MG1350, BU1410, AC1420, AC2520, AC2620, BU2620, FN2640, AC2720 and AC2799. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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