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BSc Accounting

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. The program is offered by Portland State University.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, March, June, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
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.

Accounting is a rigorous, fast-paced, and challenging profession. That’s why our accredited and top ranked curriculum focuses on building strong technical skills within the context of understanding the accountants’ responsibility to serve the public. Prepare for your future and the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) licensure by building a solid foundation with our core accounting curriculum.

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
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Courses Included

  • Political Science – United States Government
  • Political Science – United States Politics
  • Philosophy, Philosophy – Elementary Ethics, or Philosophy – Business Ethics
  • Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Accounting Mechanics
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Auditing Concepts and Practices
  • Integrated Accounting Issues