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2018-2019 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
2018-2019 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (BS to MS)

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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).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply critical analysis skills to apply contemporary accounting principles and practices to the decisions faced by evolving business organizations.
  2. Integrate principles of accounting, economics, finance, law, risk, and management to articulate innovative solutions to organizational challenges.
  3. Integrate the auditing process, including the synthesis of information systems and communications, internal controls, and corporate governance.
  4. Critique and apply the concepts, principles, and methods gleaned from professional and academic accounting research to challenges in the accounting profession.
  5. Assess ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities required in the accounting profession.

Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Accounting: 228 Credits

Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits

Professional Development

Basic Communications

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Sciences (choose two)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Area II Foundation Requirements: 36 Credits

Area III Requirements: 128 Credits


South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.


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