Accounting Program

Accounting Bachelor of Science Degree

In today’s business world, there is a growing need for accounting careers. In fact, from 2010 – 2020, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to increase by about 16% -- with 190,700 new jobs projected. The growth is undoubtedly due to the focus on strong, honest accounting practices, and companies paying strict attention to government and industry standards. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly)

An online Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grantham can help you be part of this exciting growth. Through our 100% online format and professionally relevant courses, you will gain a broad exposure to the theories, principles and practices of accounting. The end result will be a solid foundation in business administration, management, economics and organizational behavior – and new possibilities for career advancement. Plus our online accounting degrees are perfect for active military personnel, military spouses, those who are working full time, and anyone else who has a lot of demands on their time. 

Accounting Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Conceptualize and analyze accounting problems
  • Apply effective accounting concepts, tools and strategies to solve problems in various business settings
  • Create and analyze accounting data for effective business decision-making
  • Effectively apply skills to audit, tax, systems and general financial areas

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

BS-ACCT Credit Hours 121
Total Credit Hours 121

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
AC210 Principles of Accounting I
BA220 Financial Accounting
AC330 Cost Accounting
BA405 Multinational Management
AC435 Taxation - Corporate
AC450 Auditing and Assurance I

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
AC210 Principles of Accounting I 3
AC215 Principles of Accounting II 3
AC310 Intermediate Accounting I 3
AC315 Intermediate Accounting II 3
AC330 Cost Accounting 3
AC340 Accounting Info Systems I 3
AC430 Taxation - Individual 3
AC435 Taxation - Corporate 3
AC440 Forensic Accounting 3
AC450 Auditing and Assurance I 3
AC460 Govt. & Non-Profit Accounting 3
AC499 Capstone 3
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA220 Financial Accounting 3
BA225 Managerial Accounting 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
BA265 Business Law II 3
CO101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Intro to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 76
Electives (15): 45
Total: 121

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online

Career Information

In 2010, accountants and auditors held about 1.2 million jobs and the job outlook for this career field is strong. Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16% from 2010 to 2020. There has been an increased focus on accounting in response to corporate scandals and recent financial crises. Stricter laws and regulations, particularly in the financial sector, will likely increase the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. Additionally, tighter lending standards are expected to increase the importance of audits, as this is a key way for organizations to demonstrate their creditworthiness.

The continued globalization of business should lead to more demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition)

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the accounting field is projected to grow by 190,700 positions.

  • 1,407,600
  • 1,216,900
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2020 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as an Accountant or Auditor, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$106,880
  • The median earn$61,690
  • The lower 10% earn$45,900
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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