Set yourself apart and advance your career with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bushnell University. Extensive coursework will prepare you to meet the needs of today’s global economy. This online program integrates finance, economics, law, ethics, business management, and marketing to produce well-rounded graduates and further your career. We prepare you to successfully take and pass the certified public accountant examination in Oregon, delivering you the tools to be proficient in your career.
Credits *36 | Cost/Credit $495 | Completion 12-18 Months | Format Online| Starts Per Year Six
*Additional credits may be needed to meet general education and/or prerequisite requirements
Why Choose Bushnell?
The Accounting major will equip students for various careers in both the private and public sectors. The program focuses on financial and operational objectives for non-profit, business, government, and for-profit organizations.
The accounting major prepares students to become effective and ethically responsible managers and leaders in the business world and public service sectors. It focuses on financial and operational objectives for business, government, and not-for-profit organizations, while also incorporating a strong liberal arts component.
Program Faculty: Dr. Latrissa Neiworth & Ms. Shelly Hartzell
Prerequisites for the Major:
- Principles of Accounting 1
- Principles of Accounting 2
Requirements of the Major:
- Intermediate Accounting 1 & 2
- Cost Accounting
- Accounting Information Systems
- Federal Income Tax
- Federal Income Tax – Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, & Trusts
- Auditing 1
- Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
- Advanced Accounting
- Managerial Finance
- Applied Statistics
- Writing for the Workplace
Additional Requirement: All Accounting majors must complete a minor in Business Administration.
Upon completion of the accounting major, students will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in accounting and finance roles across various sectors. They will be equipped to handle financial and operational objectives while maintaining ethical responsibility.
Graduates of the program will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles of accounting
- Verify, organize, analyze, and apply data and use quantitative decision-support tools to provide effective solutions to accounting problems
- Identify ethical issues and apply ethical principles and Christian values for organizational decision-making
- Demonstrate effective professional communication skills
Intermediate Accounting I
This course provides an in-depth look at financial statements and the information found on them. Various accounting issues are examined with emphasis on assets, liabilities, and problem-solving techniques.
Intermediate Accounting II
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I with an emphasis on equities, problem-solving techniques, and ethical issues in 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. Prerequisite: ACTG 212.
Accounting Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to the field of accounting information management. Students will examine key accounting processes and how information systems support the execution of and management of these processes. Students will learn how to structure and analyze data that may be found in an information system by using the spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel and the database management system Microsoft Access.
430 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 flow-through entities such as S-corporations and partnerships and a review of tax laws as they apply to estates and trusts.
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.
Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
This course will focus on the external financial statements for government and other non-profit organizations and will include a discussion of fund accounting and non-profit reporting requirements.
Advanced Accounting Capstone
This capstone course is a study of consolidation accounting, foreign transactions issues, the SEC, and other special topics, including a capstone project.
This course surveys the financial problems associated with the life cycle of a business and with personal finance needs. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, capital budgeting, cost of capital, the sources and uses of business funds, and the instruments utilized in raising funds.
This course presents an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics used in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data as it relates to business or health care applications.
Writing for the Workplace
This course focuses on developing research and writing skills required for most professionals. Assignments include emails, memos, reports, proposals, descriptions, web writing, resumes, and cover letters.
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Accelerated Dual Pathway (4+1)
The Accelerated Dual Pathway at Bushnell University enables students to achieve a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within a span of five years. This program offers Bushnell students an accelerated application procedure, a smooth transition, and significant time efficiency.
Upon completion of the program, a variety of careers are available in both the private and public sectors. Listed below are just some examples of career paths open to students with accounting proficiency.
Professional CPA Firms (Auditing and/or Tax Services)
- Staff Accountant
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Treasury Department (Internal Revenue Service)
- Secret Service
- Central Intelligence Agency
- S. Postal Service
- Homeland Security
- Department of Defense
Corporate and Small Business
- Chief Financial Officer
- Tax Director
- Internal Auditor
- Personal Financial Planner
- Financial Analyst
- Cost Accountant
- Regulatory Compliance Officer
- Compliance Analyst
- Budget Director
Life After Graduation
Our graduates have a 95% placement rate for landing a job in accounting. Here is a sampling of organizations our graduates have been hired by:
- Moss Adams
- Houch Evarts Company, LLC
- Isler Northwest, LLC
- Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
- Zirkle, Long & Associates
- Guild Log and Timber
- Private Tax Firms
- Willamette Water Company
Prior Learning Assessment
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- Moss Adams
- Buchholz & Garber
- Al Houck
- Isler Northwest LLC
- Cushman CPA
- Zirkle, Long & Associates
- Jones & Roth
- Northwest Community Credit Union
- Edward Jones
Bushnell University has received specialized accreditation for its business program through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. For a list of accredited programs, refer to our IACBE member status page.