bachelor of science in accounting (Hybrid)

Overview of Accounting

To provide a strong biblical context and practical training, preparing students for entry-level business accounting positions. Graduates will have marketable skills to enter the workforce immediately or enter into a graduate studies (MBA) program.

  • Demonstrate basic features of emotional intelligence, including delegation, collaboration, motivation, and candor.
  • Engage in the preparation and analysis of accounting. Students will compute debits and credits, create balanced ledgers, interpret data and make recommendations to business accordingly.
  • Gain knowledge of United States accounting practices and understand how to apply accounting practices in a business environment, in the United States. The student will be able to determine the current and future financial impact of actual and proposed transactions. The student will also be able to calculate the financial impact of changes to the business environment.
  • Apply key accounting disciplines with an emphasis on critical thinking. Students will know the purpose of and be able to compute the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows for companies.

 *This program does not fulfill all the requirements for CPA  certification. Students aiming to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) should check their home state requirements. The MN licensure exam will require a minimum of 30 additional credits and no fewer than 2,000 hours of accountancy experience in full or part-time employment over no less than one year and no more than three years.

Who Should Apply

This could be the major for you if you are detail-oriented, love to work with and balance numbers, love to analyze data – you can make a difference to the success of companies, organizations or individuals in tracking, reporting, and using financial data.

Career Paths

Career Possibilities: bookkeeper, accountant, auditor, treasurer, personal tax accountant.

 *This program does not fulfill all the requirements for CPA  certification. Students aiming to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) should check their home state requirements. The MN licensure exam will require a minimum of 30 additional credits and no fewer than 2,000 hours of accountancy experience in full or part-time employment over no less than one year and no more than three years.

Required Credits

120 credits required including: Acccounting (36), Biblical Studies (30), General Education (30), Christian Ministry (12), Free and/or Emphasis Electives (12).

Curriculum

Each academic program of the college provides the context for whole life transformation through biblical life preparation. Students come to learn, learn to serve, and serve to change lives. Through the courses offered in each program, students will develop a Christ-centered worldview and be prepared to make a difference in the world through their lives, work and service to others.

The courses of study in each degree proceed from foundational to exploratory to immersion courses. Areas of study for each degree will include general education, biblical studies, Christian ministry and service, and core courses in the major.

Students will be challenged to grow in their knowledge of self, others, the world and the Bible. They will be challenged to grow in their critical
thinking, development of a biblical worldview and the integration of their faith and learning.

Foundational courses – 42 credits

General Education – 12 Credits
  • College Writing I (3 credits)
  • College Writing II (3 credits)
  • Business Writing (3 credits, UL)
  • Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
biblical studies – 12 Credits
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Interpretation of Biblical Literature (3 credits)
  • Christian Faith (3 credits)
Christian ministry – 9 Credits
  • Spiritual Formation I (3 credit)
  • Spiritual Formation II (3 credits)
  • Outreach (2 credits)
  • Intercultural Outreach (1 credit)
Accounting – 9 Credits
  • Foundations of Accounting (3 credits)
  • Finance (3 credits)
  • Business Ethics (3 credits)

exploration courses – 48 credits

General Education – 15 Credits
  • Worldviews (3 credits)
  • History Elective (3 credits)
  • Applied Business Mathematics (3 credits)
  • General Education Electives (6 credits)
Biblical Studies – 15 Credits
  • Bible Electives (6 credits)
  • Advanced Interpretation (3 credits, UL)
  • Bible Elective (6 credits, UL)
Christian ministry – 3 Credits
  • Outreach (2 credits, 1 Upper Level)
  • Intercultural Outreach (1 credit, Upper Level)
accounting – 15 Credits
  • Leadership Elective (Choose 1: BUS 230, SOC 251, CML 210) (3 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits. UL)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits, UL)

immersion courses – 18 credits

general Studies – 3 Credits
  • Research and Statistical Methods (3 credits, UL)
Biblical Studies – 3 Credits
  • Senior Seminar (3 credits, UL)
Accounting – 12 Credits
  • Managerial Economics (3 credits, UL)
  • Cost Accounting (3 credits, UL)
  • Taxation (3 credits, UL)
  • Auditing (3 credits, UL)

free and/or Emphasis electives – 12 Credits