Learning the technical skills of accounting is vital to passing the Certified Public Accountant exam.

With a B.S. in Accounting from Bushnell University, you will be equipped with the tools you need to assess financial operations, analyze records, and ensure that organizations run smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re interested in public accounting, corporate accounting, or wealth management, you’ll be equipped to excel in the accounting profession.

In all your courses, you will learn more than the technical aspects of accounting: you’ll learn how a biblical perspective shapes the way you view your career and the decisions you make.

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85% of students work in their field of study

Why Accounting at Bushnell University?

  • Benefit from small class sizes, which enable mentoring relationships with professors and opportunities for meaningful communication.
  • Participate in a program that balances strong ethical, spiritual, and moral perspectives.
  • Gain practical training in industry software programs such as Practice Sets, Excel, and QuickBooks.
  • Pursue career development opportunities such as internships and international learning experiences.
  • Have confidence in your education with regional accreditation and specialized accreditation for the School of Business, Leadership and Technology.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, a variety of careers are available in both the private and public sectors. It is not unusual for our accounting graduates to have a job offer even before they graduate.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 4 percent between 2019 and 2029. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

Preparing for Licensure

In addition to the core Business courses, Accounting students take a total of 24 Accounting credits (see catalog for list), that will qualify students to sit for the uniform CPA examination in Oregon and other states. Students can meet the additional requirement from the Oregon Board of Accountancy of 150 college or graduate semester hour credits (also including 24 semester credits of business courses) by completing your MBA at Bushnell University or another university.

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Pursue Your Purpose

Bushnell’s School of Business, Leadership, and Technology has a reputation for academic excellence and graduating students who are well-prepared for the real world. Our dedicated faculty and flexible programs strive to meet the needs and aspirations of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders in business, accounting, technology and criminology. Whatever majors or minors you may choose, you can trust that a highly trained and dedicated faculty will meet you–inside and outside of the classroom–as a whole person.

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This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and courseload.

Total program credits include a combination of major/minor, Bible/theology and general education credits.

Cost Accounting

This course provides a study of the basic cost accounting concepts and procedures, with emphasis on the development, interpretation, and application of managerial accounting information for planning, control, and decision making.

Accounting Information Systems

This course introduces the field of accounting information management. Students will examine key accounting processes and how information systems support creating, managing and reporting useful accounting information. This class will primarily focus on the use of QuickBooks. This class is designed for accounting and business students, entrepreneurs, and bookkeepers.

Federal Income Tax

This course examines the basic federal income tax laws as they relate primarily to individuals.

Federal Income Tax – Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, & Trusts

An introduction to federal income taxation of business corporations. The course reviews the tax considerations relevant to the various life cycles of a corporation, from incorporation through liquidation. The course also introduces tax laws pertaining to flo-through entities such as S-corporations and partnerships and a review of tax laws as they apply to estates and trusts.

Auditing I

In this course students are exposed to the philosophy and environment of the profession, with special attention focused on the nature and economic purpose of auditing and assurance services, professional standards, professional ethics and conduct, audit planning, internal control, and audit sampling and documentation.

Fraud Examination

Fraud examination will cover the principles and the mythology of fraud detection and deterrence. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, noncash misappropriations, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses.

Forensic Accounting

This course will examine fraud in the business sector with a focus on case analysis. Topics include the nature of fraud, who commits fraud and why, fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud investigation, management fraud, resolution of fraud, and other topics of fraud. The goal is to provide an awareness of how much fraud exists, why fraud is so prevalent, and to have a basic knowledge of how to prevent and detect fraud.

Degree Requirements

Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.

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Meet the Dean
School of Business, Leadership and Technology
David Walsh, J.D.
Dean of Business, Leadership and Technology

J.D., University of Wisconsin M.P.S., Cornell University M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University B.A., Loras College David Walsh arrived at Bushnell in 2019. He comes to …