Program Overview

Why a post-baccalaureate accounting degree?
The business world changes, but there will always be a need for accounting professionals to track the finances of both organizations and people. At Point Park University, we help students with previous educational experience gain the credentials they need to enter this rewarding field with the online Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree.

Curriculum Overview

Our fully online post-baccalaureate accounting degree program is designed for professionals by professionals. Each course is created and taught by professors with years of experience in accounting, business and finance. With courses in tax accounting, auditing and business law, the online post-baccalaureate accounting curriculum helps students master the skills accountants use daily. Our online post-baccalaureate accounting program will offer you the advanced expertise and real-world knowledge you need to start your career in accounting. With our commitment to high-quality service, you will have access to our dedicated success staff that will assist you every step of the way. Gain the skills you need for the career you want. Discover the Point Park difference.

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  • Next Start Date:January 7, 2018
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 Years
  • Credit Hours:48
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$433
 
Prerequisites (12 credits)
  • MATH 175 – Elementary Statistics
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 180 – College Algebra
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
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Data analysis and charts, rules of probability, conditional probability, distributions, random variables, sampling, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.
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An introductory analysis of economic theory as applied to fiscal and monetary policy affairs.
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This college level algebra course includes the study of linear, polynomial, rational, radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include inequalities, factoring, systems of equations, complex numbers, and applications. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.
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An introduction to the pricing and allocation mechanism of the classical market economy.
Departmental Major Requirements (48 credits)
  • ACCT 101 – Introductorcy Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 – Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 201 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 202 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 204 – Computer Appl/Accounting
  • ACCT 300 – Adv. Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 301 – Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 303 – Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 305 – Auditing
  • BMGT 201 – Business Law I
  • BMGT 202 – Business Law II
  • BMGT 300 – Corporate Finance
  • BMGT 310 – Management Science
  • BMGT 406 – Oper/Prod/Quality Mgmt
  • BMGT 417 – Strategic Planning
  • 2 CMPS Elective Courses (6 credits)
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The basic principles and procedures for gathering, recording, summarizing and interpreting accounting data.
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General accounting principles, special procedures for manufacturing operations and analysis of financial and fund statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 101.
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Preparation of financial statements. Additional principles for cash receivables, inventories, investments and income concepts. Prerequisite: ACCT 102. Co-requisite or prerequisite: ACCT 204.
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An introduction to the pricing and allocation mechanism of the classical market economy.
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The principles of fixed assets, liabilities and equity accounting; statements of funds and cash flow; problems of business reorganization. Prerequisite: ACCT 201.
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Use of accounting information for management planning and control and the interpretation of accounting data as a management tool. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.
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Use of a computer to process accounting data and a computer-assisted practice set. Analysis of a company’s evolution from a sole proprietorship to a corporation. Creation of journal entries and use of the computer to generate the annual journal, trial balance and financial statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.
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Accounting principles as they relate to partnerships, consignments, installments, branch relations and consolidations. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, ACCT 204.
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Principles and procedures for determining unit cost of production, job order cost and standard process cost systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.
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Principles of tax accounting, types of returns, includable and excludable income, expenses, deductions, inventory and depreciation methods. Prerequisites: ACCT 102 or permission of instructor.
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Principles and methods of verification of accounts and financial statements. Auditing theory and practical and theoretical applications of auditing standards and procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 202.
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An introduction to the law in general and a survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of contracts, agency and employment, personal property, bailments, real property, wills, descendants’ estates, trusts and international law. Prerequisite: BMGT 101.
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A survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of sales, the Uniform Commercial Code, consumer law, commercial papers, partnerships, corporations, antitrust, labor, environmental, secured transactions, bankruptcy, insurance and administrative law. Prerequisite: BMGT 201.
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Study of functions, institutions, marketing structure tools, career opportunities and the preparation of a complete marketing campaign for a job.
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The objectives, methods and forms of business communications; business research and the classification and presentation of findings. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; ENGL 101.
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The problems associated with the effective management of capital. Includes the development of corporations, legal aspects, securities market, and financial planning and development. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; ACCT 102; MATH 175.
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The basic operations of research technology used in managerial and statistical decision-making: mathematical programming, inventory models and queuing theory. Dual listed as ECON 312. Prerequisites: MATH 175, MATH 180.
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An integrated view of operations/production with regard to strategic planning and relationships with other functional areas. The operations/production process is analyzed with emphasis on the solution of problems using contemporary management tools such as linear programming, the case study method and other selected mathematical/statistical techniques. Prerequisite: BMGT 310.
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A presentation of the concepts and procedures of strategic planning. Discussion relates strategic planning to the analysis of the external environment and an assessment of the internal strengths and weaknesses of the organization.

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

  1. Degree admission requires a bachelor’s degree. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is also 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 use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for accountants was $67,190 in 2015. By pursuing the proper credentials, you can tap into the accounting field through a variety of positions, including:
Public Accountant

Public accountants are responsible for providing various services designed to help their clients successfully navigate their finances. Common areas of services include accounting and auditing, tax preparation and consulting. Public accountant clients vary tremendously; they may include individuals, small and large companies, government agencies, nonprofits and educational institutions.

Management Accountant

Management accountants (also called “corporate accountants”) help companies correlate their financials with an overall corporate business strategy. They may be charged with budgeting, managing taxes and assets, strategic planning, preparing statements, supervising lower-level staff and other related tasks. Management accountants generally work for a single company.

Internal Auditor

Internal auditors review financial records of companies to help them manage risks, meet strategic objectives and evaluate business practices. They are employees of the company in question, and their work is usually reported internally and tailored to company objectives. Internal auditors usually report to senior management and board members.

External Auditor

External auditors (also known as “independent auditors”) are certified public accountants charged with examining the financial records of companies. They serve as outside, unaffiliated parties to help avoid conflicts of interest. External auditors review financial statements and data, inspect business processes, ensure tax code compliance, and develop and report opinions as to the integrity of the company’s financial operations.

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