Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management
Credits Required for Graduation 163
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

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

Understand the Numbers Behind the Business AACSB Logo

To achieve their financial goals, companies rely on qualified finance professionals to make important economic decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management degree program is designed to prepare you to leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies, and maximize investments. With courses ranging from financial reporting and analysis to international business and macroeconomics, this bachelor’s degree program in finance and accounting management generates the skills required to enhance your analytical and quantitative capabilities—equipping you to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), this undergraduate program enables you to focus your studies by choosing from electives in taxation, accounting information systems, investment management, financial strategy, and international finance.

Formats: The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is also available in an 18-month, Fast-Track format if you're transferring into the College of Professional Studies with an associate degree or equivalent credits. For more information, visit our Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management page.

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.

Interested in learning more?

Trying to determine if a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is a good fit for you?  View our webinar on the degree.


Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies degrees* integrate a core set of course requirements that ensure all of our graduates possess a well-rounded educational background and understanding of the world. The core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study, as well as develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking.

 

Written Communication (12 q.h.)

Effective with the Fall 2013 term, all three English course requirements in the Written Communication area of the core curriculum will have a 1-credit writing lab co-requisite. This applies to all new and returning students.

Complete the following three courses and labs:

ENG 1004/1014 College English 1/ Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 1005/1015 College English 2/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.
ENG 3006/3007 College English Workshop/Writing Lab 3/1 q.h.


Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.


Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.

Suggested courses:

 

ITC 1001 Intro to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 2003 Advanced PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.
ITC 2020 Digital Collaboration and Knowledge Management 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.


Ethical & Political Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2180 Business Ethics 3 q.h.


Science Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Choose one course with any one of the following prefixes: BIO, BTC, CHM, ESC, PHY

 

Suggested courses:

 

BIO 1010 Biology 1 3 q.h.
BIO 1825 Biology Today: An issues Approach 3 q.h.
CHM 2105 Chemistry and the Environment 3 q.h.
ESC 1525 Energy for Today and Tomorrow 3 q.h.


Historical Perspectives (3 q.h.)

Strongly Recommended:

 

HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.

Other choices:

 

HST 1003 Civilization of the Modern World 3 q.h.
HST 3213 Contemporary America 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience
3 q.h.

 

Total Core Curriculum: 33 q.h.


*Degree requirements vary. Some degrees require specific core choices.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Curriculum

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

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

Core Curriculum* (33 q.h.)

We require all bachelor's degree students to complete required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Associate-Level Course Requirements (48 q.h.)

Complete all of the following associate degree courses prior to entry to the BS in Finance and Accounting Management:

ACC 1001 Financial Accounting 1 3 q.h.
ACC 1002 Financial Accounting 2 3 q.h.
ACC 1403 Managerial Accounting 3 q.h.
ACC 2001 Financial Reporting and Analysis 1 3 q.h.
ACC 2002 Financial Reporting and Analysis 2 3 q.h.
ACC 3102 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3 3 q.h.
BLW 1001 Business Law 1 3 q.h.
FIN 2801 Principles of Finance 3 q.h.
FIN 2802 Financial Management 3 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
MGT 1002 Dynamics of Business 2  3 q.h. 
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology: Fundamental Issues 3 q.h.
ACC 2101 Strategic Cost Analysis 1 3 q.h.
ACC 2102 Strategic Cost Analysis 2 3 q.h.
FIN 3210 Investment Principles 3 q.h.
FIN 2822 Credit Analysis and Working Capital Management 3 q.h.


Bachelor's Degree Courses (38 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 q.h.
ECN 1002 Principles of Microeconomics 4 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Choose any one of the following courses:

CMN 1102 Interpersonal and Group Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 1010 Organizational Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 2051 Professional Speaking 3 q.h.
CMN 4170 Meeting Dynamics and Communication 3 q.h.

Complete all of the following courses:

ENG 3003 Writing for the Professions 1 3 q.h.
ENG 3004 Writing for the Professions 2 3 q.h.

Complete each of the following:

ITC ITC Elective
ITC electives cannot be fulfilled by ITC 1001, ITC 1002, or ITC 2750 in the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting degree.
3 q.h.
HST History Elective    3 q.h.
PSY Psychology Elective 3 q.h.

Complete six credits from any of the following prefixes:

ECN, HST, LDR, MTH, POL, PSY, SOC
Note: MTH 1001, MTH 2002, and MTH 2050 may not be used as mathematics or open electives in this program.

Major-Specific Courses (21 q.h.)

Complete the following courses:

MGT 3446 International Business and Management 3 q.h.
MGT 4750 Business Strategy (Intensive) 6 q.h.

Complete four of the following courses:

ACC 3701 Concepts in Taxation 1 3 q.h.
ACC 4403 Financial Reporting & Analysis 4 3 q.h.
ACC 4202 Concepts in Taxation 2 3 q.h.
FIN 4611 Investment Management 3 q.h.
FIN 4503 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 q.h.
FIN 4560 International Finance 3 q.h.


Open Electives (23 q.h.)

Note: MTH 1001, MTH 2002, and MTH 2050 may not be used as mathematics or open electives in this program. 

Required minimum credit hours: 163 q.h.

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • 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 $61,614.00.

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.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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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 Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management 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 advisor
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

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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