B.S. Accounting

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Online Accounting Degree Overview

Build the foundation you need to prepare for the CPA exam. Our hands-on, cost-effective accounting degree helps you gain the skills you need to succeed.

The B.S. in Accounting program at King University provides the knowledge and experience necessary to become an effective and capable accounting professional. With King’s well-rounded degree program, you’ll take the first steps toward becoming a certified public accountant. High-quality coursework is available at an affordable cost through this 64-credit transfer program.

Topics of study include:

  • Advanced accounting
  • Business law
  • Taxation
  • Communication

The degree curriculum follows a structured course schedule that builds knowledge from one class to the next. Through a cohort model, you will develop relationships and support systems with peers while guided by faculty with extensive accounting experience. The personal attention and support from instructors and staff allow students to flourish on their path towards the CPA exam.*

Transfer up to 76 credits and complete the program in as few as 16 months, ready for a dynamic and growing career path with unlimited potential.

The bachelor’s degree in accounting is designed for:

  • Individuals seeking a strong accounting foundation to begin preparing for a career as a CPA
  • Those looking for a flexible program that fits busy lifestyles
  • Students who want experienced faculty and staff to support their educational journey

*In Tennessee, students may begin to sit for the CPA exam within 200 days of expecting to meet the 150 credit hour requirement. To meet the hours need to sit for the exam, additional graduate courses and experience hours are needed before students receive their CPA license. This is similar throughout the U.S., so students will need to confirm the requirements for their state.

Accreditation

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of King University.

Courses and Requirements

The bachelor’s degree curriculum provides students with the required accounting coverage and hours to qualify to sit for the CMA exam and the accounting coverage to qualify to sit for the CPA exam. You’ll complete 64 hours of coursework in the major, along with general education courses.

Course of Study

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned 30 semester hours of common experience and general education courses. These courses include Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice, Citizenship, English Composition, Human Creative Products, Quantitative Literacy, Science, and additional semester hours from general education courses.

Students must earn a total of 26 semester hours of general electives.

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ECON 2000Introduction to Economic PrinciplesThis course covers both micro-economic theory (theories of demand, supply, production, cost, and market structures) and macroeconomic theory (theories of economic institutions, GDP, unemployment, and inflation).4
BUSA 3110Intermediate Accounting IAn analytical study of accounting theory and practice4
BUSA 3276Business LawAn introduction to legal institutions and processes followed by a study of the laws governing contracts, torts, employment law, agency, sales, intellectual property, forms of business, and business regulation.4
BUSA 3271Human Resource ManagementIntroduces the student to the human resources/ personnel functions. Topics covered include recruitment, assessment, compensation, motivation, appraisal, development, legal environment, labor relations, and employee relations. Emphasis on how managers can deal with and utilize the human resources function4
BUSA 3120Intermediate Accounting IIAn analytical study of accounting theory and practice4
BUSA 2250Principles of MarketingExtensive study of business activities that seek to satisfy customer needs. Topics covered include an analysis of the marketing environment, industrial and consumer markets, buyer behavior, measuring and forecasting demand, and the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place). In addition, an emphasis on the interaction of management and marketing decision-making will be stressed.4
BUSA 3841TaxationAn introduction to the taxation of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Computerized tax preparation will be introduced using sample returns4
BUSA 3850Small Business EntrepreneurshipThis course examines the development and management of the business venture. Topics include the innovation idea; the development of business and financial plans, feasibility studies, alternative models of financing, and the launching of the business venture.4
BUSA 2100Management CommunicationTechniques and practices in business writing and oral communication, including communicating through letters, memoranda, reports, effective speaking, interviewing, and conference skills.4
BUSA 4870Principles of AuditingThe theory and practice of auditing and the standards used in the development of auditing techniques. The course examines audit practices for public and nonpublic organizations4
BUSA 3180Accounting Information SystemsThis course focuses on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing from the perspective of the accounting profession4
BUSA 4810Advanced AccountingA study of special topics in financial accounting, including business combinations, fund accounting and foreign exchange transactions4
BUSA 3230Corporate FinanceA study of the foundations of corporate financial management, including cash flow analysis, financial analysis and planning, management of financial resources, and capital for the firm. Prerequisite BUSA 23014

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Admission Requirements

Students applying for the online bachelor’s in accounting must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale
  2. Students with a lower high school GPA may be admitted on a conditional basis if they submit a personal essay explaining their GPA

General Admission Requirements

General requirements for admission to King University include graduation from an accredited or recognized high school, GED, or secondary institution with a minimum of 16 academic units, distributed as follows:

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Four units of English
  • Two units of algebra (Algebra I and II)
  • One unit of geometry
  • Two units of foreign language
  • Two units from history and social studies
  • One unit of natural science
  • Four units of other academic electives

Students who elect to pursue distance-learning opportunities should follow the same procedures as other first-year students.

Students should present a high school transcript or equivalent documentation.

How to Apply

Students applying for an online accounting program must submit the following materials:

  1. A completed online application
  2. An official transcript request form. Your King University enrollment counselor will help you complete this step.

Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Request information and get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors.

Career Outcomes

A variety of career paths are available to accountants. Those with a CPA credential will have many options for success in areas, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Tax
Online Learning

Studying online prepares you for a successful future. Discover a learning format that offers:

  • Flexibility and Convenience
  • Personalized Academics
  • Equal Excellence
  • Opportunity for Self Insight

* Students must enroll in one of King University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social Work or RN-BSN programs, be accepted by the institution, and start classes on or before September 26, 2022 or October 17, 2022 in order to be eligible for this scholarship. A limited number of tuition discount scholarships (20) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Eligible students will receive a total credit towards tuition of $500 which shall be provided upon enrollment in the program. If the student drops, or is administratively withdrawn they are no longer eligible for the scholarship. To confirm tuition discount and online program details, please consult an enrollment counselor at aeshoemaker@king.edu. Please note that the scholarship offer is for tuition only and could affect your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid office to discuss it further. Information presented may be revised without notice.