Walsh College

Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC)

Since 1922, Walsh College has been a leader in accounting education. Your future in accounting goes beyond the numbers: the Walsh College 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.

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Planning on pursuing your Master of Science in Accountancy? You can easily transition to a master's degree program and earn both degrees in as few as five years. Talk with your advisor to explore your options. 

Why Walsh?

Highest CPA Exam Pass Rate

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

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As one of five colleges in Michigan to earn an IMA endorsement, Walsh's CMA concentration meets the standards for students to prepare for the Certified Management Accountant designation.

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Faculty with Real-world Experience

90% of Walsh faculty hold full-time positions in business while teaching in their area of expertise.

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Opportunities to Help the Community

Each year, Walsh College Accounting and Tax Student Organization (ATSO) partners with The Accounting Aid Society to help community members file taxes for free.

Bachelor of Accountancy Courses

Walsh College requires 127 credits (including up to 82 transfer credits, 30 of which must be liberal arts coursework). Students can specialize in either the CPA or CMA concentrations.

Accountancy coursework at Walsh College emphasizes mastery of accounting principles for all types of industry settings. The coursework gives you both 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. You will engage in manually prepared and computer-generated information, as well as accounting software and applications. You will be equipped to learn and move with emerging business needs and technology.


A student may choose a minor while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Walsh College. Minors are available in accounting, finance, information technology, management and marketing. A minor is comprised of 12 semester credit hours. For a listing of the courses required, please meet with an academic advisor.

Learning Outcomes

The BAC at Walsh College prepares you for a career in the accounting industry 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 College has alumni in every Michigan-based Fortune 500 company and at all of the 2015 Top 25 Crain’s List of Largest Accounting Firms. With a BAC, you’ll have a solid foundation in accounting and be ready to join the workforce and help businesses or private clients. And with lifelong career services from Walsh, you’ll get guidance and clarity for your next career success.

Join the Walsh College Family

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