Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Accounting.

Turn Your Business Studies Into Accounting Skills.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Accounting Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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what you'll learn

  • Critical Thinking
    Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematical Reasoning
    Use mathematical formulas to solve problems or project outcomes.
  • Information Technology Administration & Management
    Understand business and management principles involved in IT infrastructure, information security, cyber-security, strategic planning, and resource allocation.
  • Financial Accounting
    Understand financial foundations, including asset recognition and measurement; reporting; accounting for income taxes, pensions and other post-retirement benefits; shareholders’ equity, share-based compensation and earnings per share; accounting changes and error correction; and cash flow.
  • Financial Advising
    Advise clients in areas such as the design of accounting or data processing systems, and long-range tax or estate planning.
  • Accounting Information Systems
    Learn to design, install, operate and manage an integrated, automated accounting system, including ledgers, transaction process cycles, application controls, information security requirements and business information systems integration.
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to make the most appropriate choice.
  • Auditing
    Examine the principles, practices and procedures used by public accountants for certifying corporate financial statements.
  • Federal Income Taxation
    Understand business models such as sole proprietorships and limited partnerships, as well as the federal taxation concepts that apply to them. These include income inclusions and exclusions, property transactions, capital gains and losses, and tax credits.

PREPARE FOR THE CPA EXAM

DeVry’s bachelor’s degree program in Accounting includes elements of Becker Professional Education’s industry-leading CPA Exam prep built right in to the coursework, so you’ll gain exposure to today’s most relevant accounting principles.


Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Technical Management programs have achieved voluntary accreditation* from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org, demonstrating that they have met the standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Budget Analyst

  • Cost Accountant

  • Environmental Green Accountant

  • Financial Accountant

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Consultant

  • Financial Planner

  • Financial Reporting Analyst

  • Forensic Accountant Fraud Investigator

  • General Accountant Government & Non-Profit Organizations

  • General Ledger Accountant

  • Internal Auditor

  • Payroll Manager

  • Staff Accountant

  • Tax Accountant

Option 1: Business Administration

Program-Specific Courses

Accounting1

ACCT304 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT305 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT312 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT405 Advanced Accounting
ACCT429 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT444 Auditing
ACCT451 Accounting Information Systems with Lab

Core Degree Courses

Business Core2

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
ACCT434 Advanced Cost Management
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN379 Finance
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
ECON312 Principles of Economics
MGMT303 Principles of Management

SENIOR PROJECT

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

CIS115 Logic and Design
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities4

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3255 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3106 The Legal Environment

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2287 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 2: Management

Program-Specific Courses

Accounting

ACCT304 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT305 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT312 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT405 Advanced Accounting
ACCT429 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT444 Auditing
ACCT451 Accounting Information Systems with Lab

Core Degree Courses

Business, Management and Technology

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN319 Marketing
CIS115 Logic and Design
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

SENIOR PROJECT

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BIAM400 Applied Business Analytics
BIAM410 Database Concepts in Business Intelligence

General Degree Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities4

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1858 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 3: Technical Management

Program-Specific Courses

Accounting

ACCT3041 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT305 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT312 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT405 Advanced Accounting
ACCT429 Federal Income Taxation
ACCT444 Auditing
ACCT451 Accounting Information Systems with Lab

Core Degree Courses

Business, Management and Technology

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN412 Business Policy
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT404 Project Management

SENIOR PROJECT

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives9

BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN369 International Business
CIS115 Logic and Design
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities4

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1855 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI228 7 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Students interested in sitting for the CPA exam in Texas should consider completing ACCT434, ACCT440 and MGMT330 as elective course options. Successful completion of topics presented in these courses is required to sit for the CPA exam in Texas.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement: (a) all of: BUSN412; GSCM206 (b) one of: BUSN369; INTP491 and INTP492
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
8Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.