Bachelor of Accountancy

There’s Power in Numbers

Walsh is a nationally recognized leader in accounting education. That’s why you’ll find our graduates in nearly every Fortune 500 company in Michigan. A Walsh Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) 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. 

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FastTrack Your Education

FastTrack is an accelerated degree program that lets you earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as two years. Meet with a Walsh advisor to learn more.

Why Walsh?


Our Certified Public Accounting (CPA) concentration provides the skills and knowledge needed to sit for the Michigan CPA exams.

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Our Certified Management Accountant (CMA) concentration prepares students for the CMA designation. Walsh is 1 of 6 Michigan schools endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants and our CMA pass rate is 83% (compared to national average of 45%).

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Faculty With Real-World Experience

There's no substitute for experience. 95% of Walsh faculty bring their real-world industry experience into the classroom . You will learn from proven business minds who have worked or are working in the roles you may see yourself in one day. 

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Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule your education around your life. Programs may be delivered in a variety of formats including 100% online, in person, in a remote synchronous mode, or a combination. Connected classrooms let faculty, on-ground, and remote students interact in real time. No matter how you attend, you’ll receive personal attention in small class settings.

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Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace.

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.

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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Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu.
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Employment Opportunities

Every business needs a good accountant. Walsh has alumni in nearly 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.

Why Study Accounting?

Walsh faculty discuss the importance of accounting across all industries and the career opportunities available to those who carry this distinguished degree.

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This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).