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Accounting

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records, identify potential areas of opportunity and risk, and provide solutions. They ensure that financial records are accurate, risks are evaluated and assess financial operations to ensure that organizations run efficiently. 

Thomas University’s Account program offers two tracks allowing individuals to pursue either Managerial Accounting or Public Accountancy.

This major is offered completely online enabling students to complete the program from their home location while balancing work and home life.

+Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION 24 credits

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Science elective
  • Inquiry electives (2 courses)
  • Creativity electives (2 courses)
  • Cultural Foundation electives (3 courses)

MAJOR COURSES

Business Core 24 credits

  • Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Professional Communications
  • Business Research Methods
  • Strategy

Choose 1 track below

Public Accountancy Track (24 credits)

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Income Tax Accounting – Individuals
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing and Internal Control
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Business Law Uniform Commercial Code
  • Open electives (2 classes)

Managerial Accounting Track (21 credits)

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • 3 open electives

Total Credits 120

CIP Code 520301

+Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth for Accountants and Auditors will increase 4% with approximately 126,500 openings for accounts and auditors projected each year.
Typical work includes:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures and identify potential risks for fraud
  • Organize, analyze, and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations, identify risks and challenges, and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

For more information about careers in Accounting, visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-1

+Admissions

Students with no prior college, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit  must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

Send official transcripts to admissions@smaq8.com.

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Thomasville, GA 31792

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