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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.

FastTrack Your Education

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

Why Walsh?

Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate

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

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CMA-ready

Our Certified Management Accountant (CMA) concentration prepares students for the CMA designation. Walsh is among 6 schools in Michigan to be endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants.

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Learn From Proven Business Minds

There's no substitute for experience. 90% of Walsh faculty are working professionals who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. You will learn from experienced professionals who have been there and done that. 

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Flexibility and Personal Attention

The Walsh BAC combines online and on ground instruction with personal attention from faculty in small class settings. Four term start dates and year-round registration let you start anytime and plan your academic year in advance.

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, human resources, 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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Apply online or speak with an academic advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu.
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 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, Crohn’s Foundation, and March of Dimes.



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