Upon completion of the accounting program:
- Students will demonstrate their abilities to identify ethical dilemmas and responsible courses of action.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of functional areas of business and the role of accounting in these areas.
- Students will reflect on how and why to integrate a Christian or personal faith perspective into work and life.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to explore issues, ideas, and/or events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
- Students will apply business knowledge and skills in a real-world setting by completing a project for an organization.
Pathway to MBA
Students in this program may participate in the CAPS Business to MBA pathway which allows students in business majors to take up to 3 MBA courses, or 9 credits, to simultaneously fulfill their undergraduate degree requirements along with their MBA degree requirements. For more information refer to the CAPS Business to MBA pathway page.
Accounting (B.S.) Admission Requirements
The accounting major will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Adult and Professional Studies.
- Have a combined cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on previous academic work.
- Have a transcript evaluation completed to determine which, if any, outstanding course requirements or needed credits must be fulfilled.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.
B.S. in Accounting
The required curriculum for the accounting major comprises a 51 semester credit sequence of courses. The Accounting major cannot be combined with the Business Management major, Business Management Minor, or the Finance major. Students have the option to include a 15-credit concentration in Data Analytics.
|ACCT 200||Financial Accounting for Managers||3|
|ACCT 305||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 310||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 315||Cost/Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 320||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|ACCT 425||Corporate Auditing||3|
|ACCT 430||Advanced Accounting||3|
|BUSN 205||Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics||3|
|BUSN 220||Management Information Systems||3|
|BUSN 301||Foundations of Business Management *||3|
|BUSN 323||Marketing Fundamentals||3|
|BUSN 335||Business Law||3|
|BUSN 415||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|BUSN 425H||Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business||3|
|BUSN 491||Business Capstone *||3|
|FINA 200||Financial Management||3|
|MATH 301||Business Mathematics and Statistics||3|
|Accounting Major Total||51|
|General Education, Core Distinctives, and Elective Courses||71|
Optional Concentration: Data Analytics
Course must be taken for credit in residence at Bethel.
Data Analytics Concentration
|BUSN 118||Introduction to Business Programming||3|
|BUSN 315||Business Analytics||3|
|BUSN 325||Business Database Management||3|
|BUSN 331||Business Analysis for Decision Making||3|
|BUSN 426||Predictive Data Analytics||3|