Walsh College

Bachelor of Accountancy


Bachelor of Accountancy

The Bachelor of Accountancy degree program at Walsh College consists of a specialized sequence of coursework in accounting, with related business administration topics. The coursework is designed for those interested in entering the accounting profession and interested in CPA licensure. For specific subject/credit hour requirements, contact the Walsh College Admissions and Academic Advising office or view the educational requirements via Michigan State Board Accounting web site: CPA Educational Requirements.

Students must take all courses in the professional and program core. Most undergraduate students transfer in courses that are equivalent to some of those in the professional and program core. Elective courses may also be necessary to meet residency and/or degree requirements. 

Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of the 45 semester credit hours taken in residence at Walsh College in Accounting and Tax. For complete BAC graduation requirements, refer to our online catalog.

Bachelor of Accountancy Professional Core

 Professional Core
 ACC 201+ Principles of Accounting I
 ACC 202+ Principles of Accounting II
 ACC 310^ Managerial Accounting
 BIT 305^ Business Computing Tools
 BIT 335 Business Driven Technology
 COM 210^ Principles of Business Communication
 COM 300* Communication Essentials*
 COM 320** Business Communication Methods
 ECN 201+ Principles of Economics I
 ECN 202+ Principles of Economics II
 FIN 315 Financial Management
 MGT 201^ Principles of Management
 MGT 303^ Behavioral Management
 MKT 202^ Principles of Marketing
 QM 202^ Statistics Methods for Business
*COM 300 is required for all students that obtain a score of 1-3 on the Walsh College Communication Placement Exam.
The Communication Placement Exam must be completed within the student's first semester of enrollment at Walsh College.
**Students are required to take COM 320 within their first 9 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.
+ ACC 201, ACC 202, ECN 201, ECN 202, must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment.
 Core Courses
 ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I
 ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II
 ACC 303 Financial Accounting Concepts
 ACC 406 Accounting Information Systems
 ACC 411 Business Combinations
 ACC 412 Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting
 ACC 415 Auditing
 ACC 418 Accounting Communications
 ACC 419 Advanced Managerial Accounting
 BL 301 Business Law I
 BL 302 Business Law II
 TAX 495 Tax and Business Taxation I
 TAX 496 Tax and Business Taxation II
 TAX 497 Tax and Business Taxation III

The ^ courses are typically transferred in from a community college or another accredited educational institution. Equivalency guides outline the courses transferable to Walsh as prerequisites to advanced course work and for completion of degree requirements. Learn more.

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CPA Requirements

Under a new public law in Michigan passed in 2010, persons wishing to be designated as certified public accountants (CPAs) no longer have to have one year (2000 hours) of experience working at a certified public accounting firm. The 2000-hour requirement may now be fulfilled through qualified experience in government, industry, academia or public practice. This is good news if you wish to develop a career path which includes becoming a CPA but not limited to working at a CPA firm. For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/cpa.

Student Involvement

Join the Walsh College Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO).  Connect with students, network, volunteer opportunities and learn from guest speakers.

Opportunities for Employment 
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022*, about as fast as the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

Salary Expectations

The median starting salary for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting was $51,500*.

*Source: Salary Survey, January 2015, National Association of Colleges and Employers.



Walsh College Alumna

Rebecca Sorensen, BAC '85

Institutional Consultant, Senior VP of Investments and Wealth Advisor

UBS Financial Services

"There was a time in my life that I never believed I would graduate from College. Walsh believed in me and supported me financially. The help I received was not only monetary but also emotional and made a tremendous difference in how I saw the world and myself. I truly believe that with enough effort, most people can achieve what they dream. This is true for current students and for alums. Dream big, work hard, and develop a financial plan that will take you to where you want to go."

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