Accelerated Accounting Degree
Why Choose Accounting?Nearly every business needs an accountant, and the field of accounting needs critical thinkers who can analyze, manage and communicate information about fiscal assets.
Accountants keep track of, document and summarize financial activities for individuals or businesses. Job responsibilities may include preparing income statements, balance sheets, cost studies and tax returns to advise clients on accounting issues or tax problems.
What type of career can I look forward to with an accelerated accounting degree?Career prospects for accountants range from working within public or governmental agencies to corporate or non-profit business to private firms.
Some specific career opportunities for accelerated accounting degree graduates include:
- Information Systems
- Management Accounting
- Public Accounting
- Internal Auditing
- Tax Preparation and Planning
- Management Consulting
- Credit Management
- Payroll Management
- Treasury Management
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Non-profit Accounting
- Government Accounting
What makes Walsh's Accounting major unique?
- Business understanding.Our students learn basic business processes and the impact of accounting on an organization's profitability and sustainability.
- Responsible best-practices.The importance of ethical, social, moral and personal responsibility is integrated throughout the coursework. It's embedded in our classrooms and within our experiential learning activities.
- Global perspective.We delve into the impact the global environment has on the accounting field. Our courses impart knowledge about how accounting practices differ in other countries and cultures.
- Integrated Curriculum. We established principles for each major, and these become themes that are carried out and reiterated through the accounting curriculum and any experiential experiences. It's part of our effort to help students retain what they're learning and to offer them a foundation to draw upon throughout their collegiate career and beyond.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
All Accounting majors, like other business majors, need to take a required core group of business classes, including finance, general management, marketing and information management and analysis. Additional accounting-related courses include:
- Intermediate Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Advanced Accounting
Does Walsh's program prepare students for the CPA Exam?
Yes. Walsh offers a CPA Readiness Program for interested students.
The State of Ohio Accountancy Board requires candidates sitting for the Certified Public Accountant examination to document successful completion of 150 academic credit hours at either the undergraduate or undergraduate/ graduate level. Upon completion of Walsh University's accounting major requirements, students will have completed close to 124 credit hours for graduation. The CPA readiness addresses the credit hour gap between Walsh accounting major requirements and the Ohio Accountancy Board requirements of 150 hours.
The DeVille School of Business developed several options. The additional hours could be applied towards a second major or minor. Also, three accounting electives are offered. A few suggestions are listed below.
The accounting major opting for the CPA Readiness Program would proceed through the accounting curriculum consistent with an accounting major without CPA aspirations. However upon graduation with the additional elective course work, the accounting major following the CPA Readiness Program would meet the Ohio Accountancy Board requirements to sit for the CPA exam.
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