An online degree in accounting can open doors in many industries.
Accountants are employed by all size and manner of businesses, and after meeting all requirements set out by their state’s public Accountancy Board, can go into practice for themselves as a certified public accountant (CPAs). Detail-oriented students looking for a stable occupation with room to grow would do well to consider accountancy.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting, one of Brescia University’s destination programs, is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in today’s ever-changing business and society. Performance expectations are high for both students in the programs and for graduates in their careers.
A major component of the program is to provide a broad educational base through substantial general education and through a common body of business and accounting knowledge. Faculty members continually monitor courses and curricula to assure a timely fit of competencies and skills to professional performance demands.
Brescia Online’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting program was ranked 22nd best Online Bachelor of Accounting Programs for 2016-17 by Affordable Colleges Online. Schools were recognized for a balanced combination of affordability, academic rigor, support and flexibility.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting Online program from Brescia University offers:
- Flexible Courses
Courses are designed with the adult student in mind, enabling them to complete a degree in as little as two years.
The Bachelor of Accounting online degree at Brescia University is offered at an affordable price. Federal and state financial aid is available to those students who qualify. BUonline has not increased online undergraduate tuition since 2016 and has eliminated online course fees.
- Accredited Program
Brescia University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501).
- Adult Friendly Campus
Brescia University has been at the forefront of adult-centered education. Adult students receive exceptional service as they complete their degrees at Brescia University.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for accountants is expected to keep on pace with the national average; employment is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014-2024. Accountants who have earned professional certifications and endorsements should have the best job prospects. Those with a master’s degree in accounting may also have an advantage.
As of May 2014—the most recent data available—the median salary for accountants was $65,940. Most accountants work full time, and one in five reported working more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are common during busy times of the year, such as the end of the fiscal year or during tax season.
Transfer Credits Welcome
Brescia University values your time and experience. The university gladly accepts transfer credits from other regionally accredited higher-learning institutions. Students can transfer a maximum of 67 credits from a community college and a maximum of 86 from a four year college or university. Students with previous college experience should submit all transcripts to Brescia for consideration. To graduate, all students must accumulate 120 credit hours. This can be accomplished through a combination of transfer credits and courses offered through Brescia.