Academic Programs Addendum – September 2016


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a rewarding and challenging professional career in public, private, and non-profit accounting. The curriculum includes courses needed for professional certifications and to pursue graduate-level course work.

By exploring interrelated business topics, students develop the skills needed to overcome issues in today’s demanding workplace. Students apply accounting principles to business transactions in order to prepare and interpret financial information for decision making by internal and external stakeholders. To enhance students’ expertise, West offers courses in financial and managerial accounting, individual and business taxation, as well as internal and external auditing.

For more information about our on-time completion rates, the median loan debt incurred by students who completed their programs, and other important information, please visit our website at
http://www.west.edu/online-degree-programs/accounting-bs

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply accounting concepts and principles to analyze and report business transactions.
  2. Develop solutions to contemporary business issues using appropriate skills and techniques.
  3. Interpret financial information using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  4. Utilize technology tools effectively in the changing business environment.
  5. Communicate professionally in business situations to support strategic decision making by internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrate how ethical decision-making processes impact stakeholders and results.

Course Requirements

General Education Core Requirements – 51 credits

Elective Courses – 18 credits

Major Requirements – 48 credits

ACC 203Foundations of Accounting II

3

ACC 304Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC 306Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC 313Managerial Accounting and Decision Making

3

ACC 315External Auditing

3

ACC 321Individual Taxation

3

ACC 405Accounting Information Systems

3

ACC 407Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting

3

ACC 414Internal Auditing and Fraud Examination

3

ACC 451Business Taxation

3

ACC 460Advanced Accounting

3

FIN 317Financial Management

3

MGT 252Political, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Business

3

MGT 370Operations Management

3

MGT 452Managerial Communication

3

MKT 308Marketing Management

3

Capstone – 3 credits

ACC 485Accounting Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours: 120