Program Overview

Financial services is a lucrative and stable industry; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 13 percent growth in the accounting field by 2022. Now, gain the fundamental skills you need for a career in accounting or auditing roles with an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Point Park University. Advance your current career or begin on a new path as a financial analyst or tax preparation expert, or gain the solid foundation you need to prepare to become a certified public accountant.

Curriculum Overview

Our fully online accounting program offers students relevant, fundamental accounting skills, including macroeconomics, business law and application of computers to accounting. Courses are created by professionals for professionals and are focused on preparing students for a career in this field. Instructors all have years of real-world accounting experience, so students gain the knowledge needed for entry-level roles. Get the support you need to succeed in an environment designed for your success with Point Park University, all in a flexible online environment.

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  • Next Start Date:January 8, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:126
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$412
Thematic Core Courses (42 credits)
  • COMM 101 Oral Communications and Presentation
  • ENGL 101 College Composition
  • UNIV 101 City-University Life
  • Explore the World – Choice 1
  • Explore the World – Choice 2
  • Investigative Science
  • Investigative Mathematics (MATH 180 College Algebra)
  • Interpret Creative Works
  • Understand People – Choice 1
  • Understand People – Choice 2
  • Succeed in Business
  • Appreciate and Apply the Arts
  • Discover Technology (CMPS 114 Problem Solving with IT)
  • Capstone

*Math course level dependent on results of placement exam.
**One Writing Intensive course in addition to ENGL 101 is required for graduation.

Program Requirements (15 credits):
  • MATH 175 Elementary Statistics
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 306 Money and Banking
  • ECON 310 Intermediate Price Theory OR ECON 421 International Economics
Departmental Major Requirements (57 credits)
  • ACCT 101 Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 203 Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 204 Computer Appl/Accounting
  • ACCT 300 Adv. Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 303 Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 305 Auditing
  • BMGT 101 Introduction to Business
  • BMGT 201 Business Law I
  • BMGT 202 Business Law II
  • BMGT 205 Principles of Marketing
  • BMGT 221 Bus Comm and Research
  • BMGT 300 Corporate Finance
  • BMGT 310 Management Science
  • BMGT 406 Oper/Prod/Quality Mgmt
  • BMGT 417 Strategic Planning
  • CMPS 116 Micro Computing I
Departmental Major Electives (9 credits):
  • Select (3) courses in ACCT, BMGT, CMPS or MATH

*Math 190 Calculus recommended if graduate study anticipated.

General Elective Requirements (3 credits)
  • Free electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Accounting program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a satisfactory transcript from either a high school or postsecondary institution. Transcripts from postsecondary institutions must include a minimum of 12 earned credits or six months of training. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for admission by the program director based on additional information in support of the application.
  2. The University reserves the right to require an interview or supplementary materials for any applicant (degree or non-degree) and to use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

With a median annual wage of $63,550, the field of accounting offers security and a rewarding standard of living. Accounting graduates have a number of career options.

  • Management Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Preparer
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