Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accountants oversee the accurate and efficient operation of business by assessing financial statements, preparing tax returns, managing payroll and much more. Since accountants are central to almost all organizational operations, they are often consulted to make business decisions and to find ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits. Getting your start in accounting can lead to a successful business career.

Sullivan’s on-campus and online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting incorporates a unique blend of accounting, business, information technology and general education requirements within the curriculum in order to graduate well-rounded, highly competent accounting professionals. Graduates will be prepared for careers in public accounting, management accounting, tax, not-for-profit, cost, governmental and internal audit.

Locations: Louisville Lexington Fort Knox Online Louisa Mayfield

Program Information

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Objectives

To prepare students to earn CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification.

To ensure all graduates gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and applications of accounting, including:

  • How to record business transactions using General Ledger Computer Software
  • How to use a "Practice Set" that provides a full understanding of the accounting cycle from initial entries through financial statement preparation
  • How to design an accounting system
  • Tax law through preparation of true-to-life tax returns for individuals and corporations
  • Payroll with a simulated model both as a manual system and a computerized system

Account bachelor's degree students will also complete an interdisciplinary capstone business policy project in which they must monitor their own company, make crucial business decisions and evaluate those results.

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Program Highlights

  • Sullivan’s accounting programs follow a stair-step progression that makes it easy for you to move forward with your education at your own pace. Once you earn your bachelor’s degree, you can then go for your MBA with an accounting concentration that can take you even farther, equipping you for senior-level management positions and CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification. Best of all, we integrate Becker Professional Education CPA exam prep into all graduate accounting courses to ensure that you are well prepared for your certification exams.
  • You can choose to take all your Bachelor’s in Accounting courses online, on campus or a combination of both.
  • Our talented faculty team brings quality instruction to every course, incorporating hands-on learning experiences along with real-world applications in the classroom. Our faculty includes scholars, consultants, entrepreneurs and practitioners who provide their students with insight into real-world accounting practices.
  • Small classes allow for individualized attention and coaching in career opportunities.
  • We are committed to preparing all accounting graduates to pursue accounting certification, including CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification.

FAQ's

This program would appeal to you if you like numbers and basic mathematics and mathematical relationships. In addition, this program will appeal to you if you are organized, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to work and communicate with others. At the bachelor's level, greater understanding of accounting techniques and the ability to solve various financial and management issues are required.

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Courses

Length: 18 months beyond Associate Degree
Completion of the Associate Degree or its equivalent (see the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog for a description of Sullivan University's 2+2 programs).
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
ACT 102
Principles of Accounting II
4.00
ACT 103
Principles of Accounting III
4.00
ACT 201
Intermediate Accounting I
4.00
ACT 202
Intermediate Accounting II
4.00
ACT 203
Intermediate Accounting III
4.00
ACT 211
Cost Accounting
4.00
ACT 264
Federal Taxation I
4.00
ACT 334
Federal Taxation II
4.00
ACT 404
Managerial Accounting
4.00
ACT 424
Auditing
4.00
ACT 002
Accounting Bachelor Competency Exam Review
0.00
BUS 204
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
4.00
CMM 401
Principles of Conflict Management
4.00
CMM 402
Managing Diversity
4.00
CMM 403
The Manager as Negotiator
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
CSC 218
Computer Applications II
4.00
FIN 324
Financial Management
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
MKT 304
Principles of Marketing
4.00
MGT 464
Business Policy
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ECO 202
Macroeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
ENG 204
Advanced Writing
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
MTH 202
Introduction to Statistics
4.00
MTH 301
Quantitative Methods
4.00
PHL 464
Ethics
4.00
Free Electives
24.00
General Education Electives
12.00
Other Core Courses
20.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 102
Title:
Principles of Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 103
Title:
Principles of Accounting III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 201
Title:
Intermediate Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 202
Title:
Intermediate Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 203
Title:
Intermediate Accounting III
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 211
Title:
Cost Accounting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 264
Title:
Federal Taxation I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 334
Title:
Federal Taxation II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 404
Title:
Managerial Accounting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 424
Title:
Auditing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 002
Title:
Accounting Bachelor Competency Exam Review
Credit Hours:
0.00
Course:
BUS 204
Title:
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 401
Title:
Principles of Conflict Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 402
Title:
Managing Diversity
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 403
Title:
The Manager as Negotiator
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 218
Title:
Computer Applications II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FIN 324
Title:
Financial Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 304
Title:
Principles of Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 464
Title:
Business Policy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 202
Title:
Macroeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 204
Title:
Advanced Writing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 202
Title:
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 301
Title:
Quantitative Methods
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PHL 464
Title:
Ethics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
24.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
12.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
20.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

General Studies Electives - Students must choose three additional General Education classes, including one from the Natural Sciences / Mathematics category, one from the Social / Behavioral Sciences category, and one from the Humanities / Fine Arts category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.

Free Electives - Students must choose additional classes in consultation with their faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student's personal objectives.