2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Accounting (BS to MS)
Offered at South University, Online Programs
The BS (Bachelor of Science in Accounting) to MS (Master of Science in Accounting) degree program at South University is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in professional accounting, including corporate and/or public accounting. The accounting and business coursework contained in the program may allow a student to qualify to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination. Students should familiarize themselves with the specific candidacy requirements of the State Board of Accountancy in the particular state in which they wish to take the CPA examination.
Students who successfully complete all requirements of the BS (Bachelor of Science in Accounting) to MS (Master of Science in Accounting) program will be awarded both the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting upon graduation from the graduate program (228 credit hours).
Upon completion of the BS to MS program, students should be able to:
- Apply critical analysis skills to apply contemporary accounting principles and practices to the decisions faced by evolving business organizations.
- Integrate principles of accounting, economics, finance, law, risk, and management to articulate innovative solutions to organizational challenges.
- Integrate the auditing process, including the synthesis of information systems and communications, internal controls, and corporate governance.
- Critique and apply the concepts, principles, and methods gleaned from professional and academic accounting research to challenges in the accounting profession.
- Assess ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities required in the accounting profession.