Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management (Global Classroom)

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management
Credits Required for Graduation 95
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Boost Your Financial Acumen Globally                                      


The increasingly competitive and global environment has amplified the need for organizations to better leverage assets, manage budgets, gain efficiencies, and maximize investments. The 21-month Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management Global Classroom degree program is designed with courses ranging from financial reporting and analysis to international business and macroeconomics. This bachelor’s degree program will deepen your analytical and quantitative skills—equipping you to pursue a career in finance or accounting. 

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Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), this undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management Global Classroom program is designed to prepare individuals for a variety of accounting- and finance-related positions, including those within the financial services industry.

The benefits of a global classroom: 

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in just 21 months
  • Enjoy global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe
  • Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities and volunteer opportunities at leading companies and organizations
  • Learn from practitioners – leaders in their fields – who bring their global experiences to the classroom and curriculum 

Students in this program take classes on campus during the week, allowing for internships, short-term study abroad trips, and other professional and culturally diverse experiences.

Career Outlook

Increasing globalization and economic growth are expected to drive demand for accountants and financial professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for accountants and auditors are outstanding, with faster-than-average growth expected over the next ten years. While job opportunities are expected to be favorable overall, individuals with professional certifications, especially certified public accountants (CPAs), are likely to enjoy the best opportunities in the finance and accounting field.

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Curriculum

Please Note: Undergraduate classes are moving to semesters beginning Fall 2016. Learn more here.

Required Courses

Quarter 1

ACC 1003 Financial Accounting (Intensive) 6 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.
ENG 3007 Writing Lab for ENG 3006 1 q.h.
ESL 1050 Cases in American Organizations (International Students Only) 3 q.h.

 Quarter 2

ACC 1403 Managerial Accounting 3 q.h.
CMN 2051 Professional Speaking 3 q.h.
ENG 3003 Writing for the Professions 1 3 q.h.
MTH 1001 College Algebra 3 q.h.

 Quarter 3

ACC 2250 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Intensive) 6 q.h.
ACC 2251 Strategic Cost Analysis (Intensive) 6 q.h.
ENG 3004 Writing for the Professions 2 3 q.h.

 Quarter 4

FIN 2850 Financial Management (Intensive) 6 q.h. 
ACC 3102 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3 3 q.h.
ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 q.h.

 Quarter 5

ECN 2050 Principles of Statistics (Intensive) 6 q.h.
ACC 4250 Concepts in Taxation (Intensive) 6 q.h.
ACC 4403 Financial Reporting and Analysis 4 3 q.h.

 Quarter 6

FIN 4503 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 q.h.
FIN 4560 International Finance 3 q.h.
MGT 3446 International Business and Management 3 q.h.
CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.

 Quarter 7

PHL 2560 Business Ethics and Decision Making 6 q.h.
MGT 4750 Business Strategy 6 q.h.

 
Required minimum credit hours: 95


Course Descriptions


Quarter 1


Financial Accounting (Intensive) (6 q.h.)

Examines the development of financial statements, including the underlying concepts and measurement theories. Emphasizes the analysis and use of these statements to make decisions. The second half emphasizes issues in financial reporting, valuation, and income measurement. Topics include inventories, plant and equipment, bonds, present value, and stockholders' equity.

Dynamics of Business 1 (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to obtain a foundation for understanding how American business operates in a global marketplace. Business is viewed first by examining key external factors that influence its development: the economy, government, law, politics, and international business. Studies the internal organization of business, highlighting major issues associated with the key management functions such as marketing, finance, information systems, and operations. Emphasizes practical applications of business principles and current events.

College English Workshop (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop writing skills and learn the skills and techniques involved in designing and producing a finished documented paper of ten pages. Reviews the principles and methods of organized writing in preparation for the required competency examination administered at the end of the workshop.

Writing Lab for ENG 3006 (1 q.h.)

Requires students to analyze and draft writing assignments from topics covered in ENG 3006.

Cases in American Organizations (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to develop the speaking skills and confidence to become more effective participants in group discussions. Uses business cases, videotaping, and public speaking techniques. Case discussion classes use cases to focus on improving language skills and participation techniques through simulations of team bargaining, presentation sessions, and running meetings. Case skills classes concentrate on helping students improve the speaking, listening, leadership, and writing skills necessary for presenting cases. Also covers business writing skills—writing business memos as well as a business plan and a marketing report—and using PowerPoint to prepare agendas and presentations.

Quarter 2

Managerial Accounting (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to learn how to perform a cost-benefit analysis, how to analyze cost-volume relationships, and how to apply ratio analysis to financial statements, such as the statement of cash flows.

Professional Speaking (3 q.h.)

Examines methods for overcoming presentation anxiety, approaches to structuring presentations, and techniques related to presentation delivery. Requires students to prepare, deliver, and evaluate professional presentations.

Writing for the Professions 1 (3 q.h.)

Introduces the vocabulary and philosophy of business communications. Students practice planning, writing, and analyzing effective business letters and memoranda.

College Algebra 1 (3 q.h.)

Includes solving and graphing equations and inequalities, exponents, roots, complex numbers, conic sections, linear functions, and quadratic functions. Requires students to purchase a graphing calculator, the make and model to be specified at the first class meeting.

Quarter 3


Financial Reporting and Analysis (Intensive) (6 q.h.)


Combines the content of ACC 2001 and ACC 2002. Examines the underlying concepts and measurement theories relating to financial reporting. Emphasizes the measurement, valuation, and disclosure of assets. Also considers alternative reporting practices, revenue recognition, and the measurement of income. The second half includes a detailed examination of inventories, tangible and intangible assets, and depreciation.

Strategic Cost Analysis (Intensive) (6 q.h.)

Examines cost determination, cost behavior, costing systems, and introduces the budgeting process. Emphasizes management decision-making techniques. Topics include job and process costing, activity-based costing (ABC), just-in-time inventory techniques, variance analysis, and budgeting. The second half of the course focuses on the critical role of cost measurement in business decisions and in managing the firm’s profitability. Examines the use of cost analysis as a control tool to help management meet short- and long-term profit objectives.

Writing for the Professions 2 (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to learn the methods and principles of research and documentation of semitechnical analyses and business reports. The course allows practice in organizing and writing complex forms of business communications.

Quarter 4

 

  Financial Management (Intensive) (6 q.h.)

Introduces basic financial frameworks, concepts, principles, tools, and techniques from both domestic and perspectives. Topics include financial analysis, financial planning, working capital management, the time value of money, an introduction to domestic and international financial markets, and traditional sources of debt and equity financing, valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure and financial leverage, long-term financing decisions, cost of capital, mergers and acquisitions, international finance, and risk management. Spreadsheets and financial calculators are used. Combines the content of FIN 2801 and FIN 2802.

Financial Reporting and Analysis 3 (3 q.h.)

Continues the study of accounting concepts and procedures. Emphasizes conceptual aspects of liability measurement and alternative accounting treatments and procedures

 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 q.h.)

Introduces macroeconomics, the study of the economy as a whole. Macroeconomics applies the basic principles of economics to whole economic systems and the relationships among sectors of the economy. Topics include unemployment, inflation, national income and employment theory, government expenditures and taxation, the role of the banking system, the Federal Reserve System, and supply-side policies.

Quarter 5

Principles of Statistics (Intensive) (6 q.h.)

Combines the content of ECN 2001 and ECN 2002. Introduces the collection and organization of data, including the measurement, presentation, and uses of elementary set theory; measures of central tendency and variability; basic probability; and probability distributions. Continues with sampling and basic estimation techniques, “t” distribution, testing of statistical hypotheses, and analysis of variances.

Concepts in Taxation (Intensive) (6 q.h.)

Combines the content of ACC 3701 and ACC 4202. Emphasizes basic concepts in taxation and how these concepts relate to individuals. Addresses issues of tax planning and research related to various entities. The second half covers property transactions, including nontaxable transactions, fundamental tax law relating to corporate formation and operation, partnerships, and S corporations.

Financial Reporting and Analysis 4 (Capstone) (3 q.h.)

Completes the intensive study of measurement and reporting issues in modern accounting practice. Emphasizes such topics as stockholders’ equity and earnings per share.

Quarter 6


Financial Institutions and Markets (3 q.h.)

Explores the structure and functioning of the U.S. and international financial markets. Topics covered include banking theory, the roles of traditional and nontraditional financial intermediaries, the impact of securitization, international financial competition, financial system stability, and financial regulation.

International Finance (3 q.h.)

Studies the international financial environment in which organizations operate, including currency and exchange-rate issues. Explores international aspects of investment planning and financing decisions made by multinational firms. Focuses on managing risk caused by international economic, translation, and transaction exposures.  

International Business Management (3 q.h.)

Focuses on the principles and practices of international business, comparing domestic and international business activities, responsibilities, and influences. Highlights economic, social, political, and legal contexts of conducting business in a multinational environment. Examines this “foreign factor” and its impact on decision making for U.S. companies.

Intercultural Communications (3 q.h.)

Offers students an opportunity to develop intercultural awareness resulting in patterns of perception and thinking that enable them to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. Topics include the effect of cultural differences in communication styles, the assumptions one makes in attempting to communicate, and the effect of cultural differences on individuals’ views of conflict and conflict resolution.

Quarter 7


Business Ethics and Decision Making (6 q.h.)

Focuses on basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and examines specific characteristics of business life through cases and examples. The fact that there is not one universal set of behaviors one considers ethical and no guidelines to follow to determine ethical behavior poses unique challenges to managers today. Yet, managers are daily faced with situations where individual values may conflict with those of teams or organizations. Offers students an opportunity to apply a decision-making model using real-world ethical dilemmas, analyze behaviors and consequences, and make recommendations for actions ethical managers can take.

Business Strategy (6 q.h.)

Examines the total management process -- from planning to implementation -- for executing competitive business strategy. Covers the development of corporate objectives, plans, and policies, emphasizing the interaction between the enterprise and its environment. Offers students an opportunity to think strategically about a company, examining issues including current business position and strategy, long-term directions, and opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage, as well as to gain knowledge of organizational and administrative methods for converting plans into achievements. Uses case studies to explore strategic planning and implementation from the perspective of the general manager, with attention to top management functions, responsibilities, styles, values, and organizational relationships.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript Must submit one of the following:
    • Offical associate degree stating conferral and date
    OR
    • Offical high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Must be equal to 60 quarter hours (45 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Prerequisite coursework: applicants must complete the following:
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $35,910.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management Global Classroom program is designed for students who desire to work in accounting- and finance-related positions.

Careers to consider include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial specialist
  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Real estate appraiser or assessor
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Claims adjustor/examiner
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan officer
  • Management analyst
  • Financial adviser
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Program Format

 

On-Ground Format

The Fast-Track 21-month Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management Global Classroom is a Global Finance and Accounting Degree Completion Program designed to fit your lifestyle and your higher educational goals. This seven-term format attracts an internationally diverse audience and meets on-campus, allowing time for internships and other professional experiences. This program does not include book or meals. 

Schedule

The Global Classroom is a full-time schedule meeting Monday - Thursday evenings. This schedule is convenient for students who work or have other commitments during the day and still want to pursue an accelerated degree program.

Benefits:

  • 21-month degree completion
  • Convenient schedule or students who work or have other commitments during the day and still want to pursue an accelerated degree program.
  • Focus on the fundamentals of finance and accounting management
  • Contextualized curriculum reflecting international perspectives
  • Emphasis on understanding a global economy
  • Academic internships and volunteer opportunities to complement classroom learning

 


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Demonstrate essential skills required to provide competent service to users of financial and accounting services.

  2. Intellectual Skills 
    Apply critical thinking and demonstrate research competency.

  3. Applied Learning 
    Communicate and work effectively in teams.

  4. Civic Learning 
    Employ integrity, ethics, and social responsibility.

 

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