An accounting degree is an investment that will pay off for the rest of your life. You'll have access to countless career opportunities and endless ways to incorporate biblical principles into your everyday work. Equip yourself with the tools you need to assess financial operations, analyze records, and ensure that organizations run smoothly and efficiently. It's all possible with a degree in accounting.
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Accounting is a strong and growing career field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to grow by 11 percent in the next eight years due in part to stricter laws and regulations in the financial sector, tighter lending standards and the continued globalization of business. Job opportunities should be especially favorable for those who have a professional certification, especially CPAs.
Features of the accounting degree
This degree can be completed in four years (many competing programs take five years to complete).
The four-year degree path has been designed to allow a seamless flow into an MA in Accountancy degree.
The accounting major meets licensing requirements in most states, including Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Graduates with an accounting major are immediately eligible to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) professional certifications.
Graduates with an accounting degree are well situated for employment and graduate studies. This is important to students desiring to gain the CPA certification, which requires one year of work experience and a total of 150 semester credits earned prior to sitting for the exam. (Credits above a BA are usually earned in an MA program of study.)
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Costs and financial aid
Tuition for 2016-17 is $23,120/per year.
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