Walsh

Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC)

There’s Power in Numbers

Walsh is a nationally recognized leader in accounting education. That’s why you’ll find our graduates in every Fortune 500 company in Michigan. A Walsh Bachelor of Accountancy equips you to think analytically, solve problems efficiently, and communicate effectively. Our graduates go on to earn their certifications as CPAs, CMAs, or business accountants.

FastTrack Your Degree

Walsh’s FastTrack lets you seamlessly transition from your bachelor’s to master’s program and earn two degrees in as little as five years or 145 credit hours. Take courses entirely online or attend classes at one of our convenient locations.

Why Walsh?

Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate

Walsh has the highest pass rate for bachelor’s degree candidates on the CPA exams in the metro Detroit region, and ranks above the national, AACSB, and ACBSP school averages.

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CMA-ready

Walsh is one of five colleges in Michigan to earn an IMA endorsement. Our CMA concentration will prepare you for your career as a Certified Management Accountant.

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Learn From Proven Business Minds

90% of Walsh faculty are working professionals who bring their real-world experience into the classroom.

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Hands-On Learning

Learn by doing. In addition to hands-on learning experiences in class, each year Walsh’s Accounting and Tax Student Organization (ATSO) partners with The Accounting Aid Society to help people file their taxes free of charge.

Bachelor of Accountancy Courses

Walsh requires 127 credits (including up to 82 transfer credits, 30 of which must be general education coursework). Students pursuing a Bachelor of Accountancy can specialize in either the CPA or CMA concentrations.

The Walsh BAC emphasizes mastery of accounting principles for all types of industry settings. You will learn the financial analysis and communications skills needed to work with clients and explain specific accounting needs. Accounting Information Systems gives you hands-on experience in internal control systems and building complete financial statement packages. By engaging in both traditional teaching methods and the latest accounting software applications, you will be prepared to successfully merge business needs and technology.

Minors

Minors are available in accounting, finance, information technology, management, and marketing and are comprised of 12 semester credit hours. For a listing of the courses required, please meet with an academic advisor.

Learning Outcomes

The Walsh BAC prepares you for a successful career by giving you a solid foundation in business accounting. You’ll understand the fundamental accounting concepts at work in business and build a specialized career in the field. Upon completion of the Walsh BAC, you will be equipped to:

  • Prepare internal control systems for recording transactions and costs.
  • Analyze financial statements, assets, liabilities, and net income.
  • Evaluate and streamline internal accounting procedures for clients.
  • Explain federal income tax processes for individuals and businesses.

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Ready to redefine your future? Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions Office at 248-823-1600 or email us. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Employment Opportunities

Every business needs a good accountant. Walsh has alumni in every Michigan-based Fortune 500 company. The Walsh BAC will prepare you to work for businesses or private clients. And with lifelong career services from Walsh, you’ll have the tools and resources to help you find a new job, navigate a career change, or advance in your current role.

Start Building Your Network

Your connections are one of the keys to your success. The Walsh Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO) is open to all current and prospective Walsh students, connecting you with fellow students and providing real-life, hands-on experience through volunteer opportunities with the Accounting Aid Society, Crohn’s Foundation, and March of Dimes.