Skip to Navigation
Herzing University    
 
    
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA)


Return to Undergraduate Programs of Study Return to: Undergraduate Programs of Study

(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares students for challenging careers and positions of leadership in both private and public sectors. It offers upper-level courses in financial accounting, auditing, taxation and cost accounting and introduces students to multiple functional aspects of business in general. Upon completion of this program, students are able to apply computer, communication, and decision-making skills to management accounting techniques to support accounting activities. These activities include maintenance of accounting records, the preparation of financial statements, inventory tracking, valuation, and the preparation of tax returns.

This Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University does not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in most states/jurisdictions. Most states/jurisdictions require a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction) as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which this program does not have at this time, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standard accounting principles and accounting based software to financial information
  2. Demonstrate mastery of systems, industry standard spreadsheets, databases, and accounting
  3. Articulate organizational, operational, ethical, legal and economic issues affecting the accounting industry
  4. Apply analytical skills needed to solve financial problems
  5. Articulate an understanding of the importance of a global business perspective
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the conversion from GAAP to IFRS.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, accountant, auditor, budget analyst, credit analyst, financial examiner, tax examiner, collector, and revenue agent.

Program Content

A minimum of 122.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Business Core Courses


All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in Accounting


All courses, 42.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Open Elective Courses


A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.

* Students in the state of Alabama must complete 3.00 additional semester credit hours in a special-topics course in advanced auditing and 3.00 semester credit hours in a special-topics course in advanced taxation. AC 221 - Taxation II  satisfies the advanced taxation requirement. Students in the state of Alabama must take AC 435 - Advanced Auditing  to satisfy the advanced auditing requirement.

Required Capstone or Internship


3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Note:


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

* Enrollment in a student readiness training is required prior to the internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

 

 

Required Courses in General Education


Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Return to Undergraduate Programs of Study Return to: Undergraduate Programs of Study