Bachelor of Accountancy
Our Bachelor of Accountancy degree program gives you the increasing depth of skills needed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
The business world is becoming more complex. Our program will help you master that complexity. Our degree program satisfies the Certified Public Accountant license requirements while providing you with the business background and extensive accounting skills necessary for success as a CPA.
Bachelor of Accountancy Program Format
Earning a Bachelor of Accountancy degree requires a total of 127 semester credit hours. The 127 credit hours include courses in the professional core and the program core.
| Professional Core
| ACC 201
||Principles of Accounting I*
| ACC 202
||Principles of Accounting II*
| ACC 310
| BIT 305
||Business Computing Tools*
| BIT 335
||Business Driven Technology
| COM 210
||Principles of Business Communication*
| COM 300
| COM 320
||Business Communication Methods
| ECN 201
||Principles of Economics I*
| ECN 202
||Principles of Economics II*
| FIN 315
| MGT 201
||Principles of Management*
| MGT 303
| MKT 202
||Principles of Marketing*
| QM 202
||Statistics Methods for Business*
| QM 301
||Statistical Inference for Management Decisions
|** COM 300 is required of all students who score below 4 on the
Walsh College communications placement exam.
| Core Courses
| ACC 301
||Intermediate Accounting I
| ACC 302
||Intermediate Accounting II
| ACC 303
||Financial Accounting Concepts
| ACC 406
||Accounting Information Systems
| ACC 411
| ACC 412
||Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting
| ACC 415
| ACC 418
| 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.
Walsh College faculty offer students access to their extensive business knowledge and experience. Meet the Accounting Faculty.
Schedule an appointment to meet with an Accounting Advisor:
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.
Opportunities for Employment
Join the Walsh College Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO). Connect with students, network, volunteer opportunities and learn from guest speakers.
Our accounting graduates either work at public accounting firms, or large corporations. Some work in local, state or federal government. Others choose to “hang out a shingle” and become self-employed CPAs. New government regulations have created additional controls over boards of directors and corporate conduct that require the skills of accountants to implement.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers report these starting salary expectations:
- Average salary range for accounting graduates: $37,000-52,000.
- Average salary in public accounting: $40,058.
Salaries greatly increase with experience:
- Public accounting firm partners can start as high as $128,800
- The average starting salary for an experienced partner is $276,000.
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."
Get Involved & Get Connected
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