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BS in Accounting

Gain the accounting skills needed to advance your career and help organizations thrive.

In Walden's BS in Accounting program, you will develop an understanding of how financial information drives sound and ethical decision making through foundational courses in:

  • Financial, managerial, and tax accounting theories
  • Business law
  • Microeconomics
  • Management and leadership

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017
Duration: 48 months
Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits
Limited-Time Offer: $3,000 grant for eligible students

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More about our BS in Accounting program

A BS in Accounting degree will open doors within your career path, with potential career options including:*

  • Assurance specialist
  • Risk manager
  • Tax specialist
  • Public accountant auditor or consultant

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

As a student in the BS in Accouting program, you can choose from our General Program, or a concentration in Public Accountancy.

Combining foundational courses in accounting, business law, and taxation with a broad range of electives, this concentration allows you to gain in-demand accounting skills and customize your studies to your individual goals.

You can prepare to become a certified public accountant (CPA) or customize your studies to meet a broad range of career goals.

Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden’s accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The BS in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. The MS in Accounting offers 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the MBA Accounting specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements.

In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice.

Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
  • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

ACBSPWalden’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP have earned the organization's Specialized Accounting Accreditation. ACBSP, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.

Why earn your BS in Accounting at Walden?

Jair Vilchis Loranca

“At Walden, the professors are always with you in the online program. They are there to answer your questions and support you."

Jair Vilchis Loranca | BS in Business Administration Graduate