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BA Accounting

In today’s global economy, businesses need knowledgeable and ethical accounting professionals to guide them to success. The Accounting program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $639 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Accounting is an integral part of business operations and economic growth as companies look to accounting professionals to not only analyze information, but to drive corporate structure and growth strategy. Accredited and top ranked, Portland State University’s Accounting program instills strong theoretical and technical foundations to help students gain a broad perspective of how accounting strategies can be applied to help businesses grow and plan for a better economic future.

You will learn how to construct financial, cost, tax, governmental and not-for-profit accounting reports, and gain exposure to accounting software and tax research databases. Connect theory to practice by learning to analyze individual and corporate financial statements, prepare tax returns, research accounting issues, and identify and analyze corporate and industry risks. Build your technical skills through hands-on practice and graduate feeling confident and ready to jumpstart your accounting career.

What Can I Do With an Accounting Degree?

Our accounting bachelor’s degree program prepares you for a broad range of accounting career paths. Portland State University accounting majors go on to work for employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, with careers in a range of specialties that include:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Consulting
  • Corporate accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Governmental accounting
  • Nonprofit accounting

Courses Included

  • Accounting information systems and accounting analytics
  • Financial reporting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Governmental accounting
  • Taxation