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 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. With an online accounting degree, you’ll earn the credentials you need to advance in a format that fits your life.
Our fully online accounting degree offers students relevant, fundamental skills, including macroeconomics, business law and application of computers to accounting. Courses in the online bachelor’s in accounting program are created by professionals for professionals and focused on preparing students for a career in the field. Instructors all have years of real-world experience, so students in our online accounting degree program gain the knowledge needed for entry-level roles. Get the support you need to succeed in a flexible environment designed for your success.Request Info
ECON 421 – International Economics
A study of international trade covering topics such as absolute and comparative costs, factor movements, balance of payments, barriers of trade, the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on trade and multinational corporate issues. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or ECON 202.
Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Accounting program must meet the following requirements:
Management accountants are upper-level accountants responsible for helping organizations improve the performance of their budgets. These professionals may analyze budget data, make forecasts, design budget systems, oversee lower-level accountants and help with financial decision making. Management accountants can be found in public companies, private businesses and government agencies.
Government accountants work at all levels of government to help manage funds, investigate financial crimes and conduct audits. They require knowledge in a variety of accounting systems, including but not limited to fund accounting, financial data analysis and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Successful professionals have strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
Internal auditors are responsible for assessing the internal financial structure of companies and organizations. These professionals may determine if operations are running efficiently, how reliable a company’s financial reporting is, whether fraud has occurred and whether a company has adhered to compliance standards and laws. Internal auditors must be excellent problem solvers and critical thinkers.
External auditors are responsible for examining financial statements of companies and organizations and determining whether they are presented fairly and accurately. Their work helps to identify errors and fraud issues and is often handed over to governing bodies, creditors and other entities upon completion. External auditors also provide consulting services for individuals, companies, organizations and others.
Financial analysts help companies and individuals make intelligent decisions about investments. They research economic conditions and company information to recommend sound courses of action and may specialize in areas such as risk, ratings, funds or portfolios. Financial analysts must possess strong skills in mathematics, decision making, computer usage, communication and analysis.
Tax preparers help clients successfully navigate the tax system, fill out tax forms and file returns. They may be responsible for computing taxes, reviewing financial records, offering advice regarding deductions, credits and liabilities, and other related tasks. Tax preparers may work for both individuals and companies.
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