Bachelor of Science in Accounting online

Learn how to leverage financial information to draw insights, solve problems, and make data-driven business decisions. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or become a CPA.

Apply by: 8/16/22
Start class: 9/6/22

Program Overview

Get to know our online BS in Accounting

$360 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting will provide you with the skills and experience to pursue a career in auditing, budgeting, taxation, systems consulting, cost accounting, and more.

Gain the knowledge you need to effectively use financial information to draw insights, support conclusions, and make business decisions. Learn how to build data sets and retrieve relevant business information for data-driven decision-making.

The curriculum will cover a variety of key accounting topics, including financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, legal, and regulatory. The bachelor’s in accounting program partners with Gleim CPA review which will prepare you to sit for the CPA exam.

Graduates of the BS in Accounting program will:

  • Communicate effectively in a business context
  • Demonstrate awareness of issues of ethics and social responsibility
  • Apply quantitative measures and analytical skills to business decisions
  • Utilize appropriate tools and framework to analyze the business; recognize the interaction among different business functions, utilizing financial information to draw insights and/or to support conclusions; apply novel insights from qualitative and quantitative analysis, and display a holistic approach to problem solving
  • Use information technology to build data sets and retrieve relevant business information for data-driven decision-making
  • Communicate effectively in a business context
  • Demonstrate awareness of issues of ethics and social responsibility
  • Apply quantitative measures and analytical skills to business decisions
  • Utilize appropriate tools and framework to analyze the business; recognize the interaction among different business functions, utilizing financial information to draw insights and/or to support conclusions; apply novel insights from qualitative and quantitative analysis, and display a holistic approach to problem solving
  • Use information technology to build data sets and retrieve relevant business information for data-driven decision-making

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William Paterson University offers a variety of specialized bachelor's degrees. Check out all of our online undergraduate programs. In addition, we have minors available to help you meet your undergraduate credit requirements by integrating coursework that enriches your educational experience.

$360 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Undergraduate online programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$360 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$360 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

8/16/22 Apply Date
9/6/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/29/228/31/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2212/18/227 weeks
Spring I1/23/231/2/231/9/231/16/231/18/233/12/237 weeks
Spring II3/23/232/28/233/6/233/13/233/15/235/7/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

8/16/22 Apply Date
9/6/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Check out the admission requirements for the online BS in Accounting

At William Paterson University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be at least two years post high school

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this BS online program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or high school transcript if no prior college experience
  • Applicants must be at least two years post high school to enroll in our WP Online accelerated programs.
  • Complete online application and submit $50 application fee

Official transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Explore the coursework for the online BS in Accounting

For the BS in Accounting online, you must complete 39 credit hours of core business courses and 27 credit hours of core accounting courses. Additional University Core Curriculum and elective credits will be required to complete the 120-credit BS degree. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion.

Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in the fundamental principles of accounting, the theory of debit and credit, account classification, preparation of working papers, adjusting, closing, reversing entries, and preparation of basic financial statements. Use of spreadsheet and word processing computer applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic concepts of cost accounting and the use of accounting as a decision-making tool for management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to prepare students how to use technology during the accounting process. The course takes a transaction cycles approach to AIS that focuses conceptually on the primary sources of data, data flows, logical tasks, accounting records, and internal control and EDP auditing. It also teaches students how to use full-fledged commercial accounting software (QuickBooks.) This is a technology intensive course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course discusses the basic economic principles related to the behavior of individual agents. the main topics include the following: 1) Opportunity Cost, 2) Demand and supply analysis, 3) consumer theory, 4) Production and costs, 5) Profit maximization, 6) Market structure ( perfect comptetition , monopoly, monoplistic competition, and oligopoly), 7) Market failure and the distribution of income ad 8) International trade and exchange rates.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Included in this course are the topics of descriptive statistics (collection and presentation of data, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and skewness); sampling and probability, and an introduction to statistical inference.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a continuation of ECON 2100 Business Statistics I. Topics covered include one-sample and two-sample tests of hypothesis, ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, and nonparametric methods such as Chi-square applications and the analysis of ranked data. Optional topics are index numbers, time series and forecasting, quality control, and an introduction to decision theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the basic principles and practices of the financial management of private business corporations. The course provides an operational framework for financial analysis, planning, and forecasting, along with profit analysis and financial control for today’s business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to acquaint students with the laws of contracts. Examines concepts such as offer, acceptance, consideration, competent parties, legal subject matter, assignments, and third party beneficiaries. Scrutinizes defenses such as statute of fraud, infancy, insanity, and parole evidence.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic principles, policies, problems, and successful methods of business organization and management. Emphasizes management’s ability to analyze, plan, coordinate, and control the varied activities of production, personnel, finance, and marketing. Also examines social responsibility and environmental factors affecting business policy and operation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to increase awareness of values, ethics, beliefs and attitudes, and how they relate to issues of sustainability. It will pay special attention to the manner in which corporations can become agents of injustice and inequality in society, and conversely, how they can be transformed by individual actors and by institutional reforms. This course will also analyze sustainability at the institutional level, focusing on socially and structurally imbedded nature of corporate actions. This is a writing intensive course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques and methods employed by managers to plan and control manufacturing and other operating systems are emphasized. Application of quantitative methods and various analytical techniques are stressed for operating system design, planning, control, problem solutions, productivity, inventory, scheduling, quality and capacity management, control system development, new technology evaluation, and transportation problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This three credit course represents a case study approach to business decision-making that integrates functional and organizational disciplines. It examines a series of complex industrial situations in depth to determine, in each instance, the strategy and policies a firm should follow for its long-run survival. Some sections of this course are writing intensive.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Major emphasis on techniques for solving business problems, the development of marketing policies, and the sale of consumer and industrial products. Various marketing decisions are examined with respect to product planning, channels of distribution, promotion activity, selling and sales management, pricing, and international marketing.
Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of basic financial statements and in-depth study of accounting principles advanced by responsible professional organizations in the classification, presentation, and disclosure of assets required for external users of financial information
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of accounting principles advanced by responsible professional organizations in the classification, presentation, and disclosure of liabiliies and stockholders’ equity required for external users of financial information.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Cost accounting and its contribution to management, the cost accounting cycle, cost data accumulation, job order costing, process cost accounting procedures, materials, labor and overhead costing and control, costing of by-products, co-products, and joint products.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Reviews the procedures and practices used in auditing the financial trasactions and statements of an organization. Internal control, test of trasactions and audit standards employed are discussed and demonstrated by actually doing an audit of a practice company.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code with emphasis on income taxation of individuals. Provides practice in the preparation of tax returns and solution of comprehensive problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code with emphasis on the taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Federal payroll, gift and estate, and New Jersey taxes are also covered.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of principles used in accounting for parent and subsidiary companies, partnerships, and other specialized areas of accounting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Intensive review and analysis of basic and advanced concepts, skills, and principles. Imperative for students who intend to apply for a certifying examination.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaints students with Articles II, III, IV, and IX of the U.C.C. Critically examines concepts such as warranty, risky loss, bona fide purchases for value, products liability, negotiability, checks, notes, holder in due course, and secure transactions.

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