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College of Business & Management

Accounting Degree Specialization

Enter one of the fastest-growing fields in the business world by earning your bachelor's degree with an Accounting specialization. Through an experiential learning approach that brings the real world into the classroom, DeVry University can help you earn the in-depth accounting education required to step into a variety of accounting careers. With an Accounting specialization, you'll be prepared to pursue your career goals as a public, corporate, or government accountant in a position such as financial analyst, forensic accountant, information technology specialist, international accountant, or tax consultant.

Consider a bachelor's degree in Accounting or follow a career track in Accounting by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from DeVry University in:

Related Programs: Also consider the following bachelor's degree program if you're interested in advancing your career:  Accounting

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Accounting Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Accounting, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Intermediate Accounting I, II & III – A comprehensive look at financial accounting, these accounting specialization courses cover recognition and measurement of assets; external reporting; accounting for income taxes, pensions and other postretirement benefits; shareholders' equity, share-based compensation and earnings per share; accounting changes and error correction; and statement of cash flows.
  • Auditing – Fostering analytical skills and experiential learning with computerized accounting systems, this course encompasses principles, practices and procedures used by public accountants for certifying corporate financial statements.
  • Federal Income Taxation – This accounting specialization course examines basic concepts of federal income taxation of individuals and businesses, including sole proprietorships, s-corporations and limited-partnerships. Topics include income inclusions and exclusions, property transactions, capital gains and losses, and tax credits.
  • Federal Tax Accounting – In this course, students explore federal income tax concepts and their effect on individuals. Topics include the history and background of taxes, gross income, exclusions, allowable deductions and the basis for gain and loss on the disposition of property.
  • Accounting Information Systems – Students in this accounting specialization course learn to design, install, operate, and manage an integrated, automated accounting system. Topics include the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, transaction process cycles, application controls, information security requirements, and business information systems integration.

To learn more about required and elective courses to complete the accounting specialization, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.