BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in

ACCOUNTING

WHERE THEORY MEETS CUTTING-EDGE ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) offers practical training from leading-edge professionals, reflecting GGU's unparalleled commitment to the real-world success of adult students. The program is also grounded in essential accounting principles and includes liberal studies courses intended to develop well-rounded professionals.

The BS in Accounting program helps students prepare for careers as accountants or for positions that require an accountant's skills. The program provides an understanding of accounting principles and theory, income tax, and auditing standards. Students will learn the technical aspects of accounting and appreciate the economic consequences of accounting rules and practices. Students will acquire skills that advance their ability to analyze problems and clearly communicate solutions consistent with ethical standards.

WORK TOWARD A CPA, CMA, or CIA

BSA courses can be taken to qualify and prepare for examinations in professional certifications. For the CPA, the degree will satisfy 123 semester hours of the educational requirements to obtain a CPA license. Courses will also satisfy educational eligibility for the CPA Exam. Students will need at least 27 additional units to reach the 150-hour milestone required by the American Institute of CPAs. The BSA will satisfy the educational requirements for the CMA, and may do the same for the CIA certification.

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TOTAL UNITS — 123

60 GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

18 REQUIRED UNITS
21 LIBERAL STUDIES UNITS
12 FOUNDATION UNITS

18 MAJOR UNITS

30 CORE UNITS

15 ELECTIVE UNITS


Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, including the general education program, will be able to:
  • Examine data and argument, as informed by interdisciplinary approaches to business management and organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Recognize the need for information in professional and business contexts and to responsibly access, evaluate and apply information using a variety of research tools and methods.
  • Develop strategies for organizational challenges using an understanding of business functional areas, management theory, principles, ethical reasoning and innovative approaches.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Employ critical thinking skills and current technologies to analyze financial data, as well as, the effects of differing financial accounting methods on the financial statements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current auditing standards and acceptable practices, as well as, the impact of audit planning, risk, and rendering an opinion on the engagement.
  • Apply cost accounting methods to evaluate and project business performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of taxation.
  • Recognize and understand ethical issues related to the accounting profession.

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