Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Program Description

Your Education Can Add Up to a Successful Career

From large corporations to small firms, every business needs an accountant to make informed financial decisions. With an accounting degree from Post University, you can fulfill this integral role in accounting departments of local or national businesses, the federal government, or non-profit organizations. Many of our graduates enter the workforce right away or pursue their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.

Program Highlights

This program provides 36 accounting credit hours to meet the educational requirements for becoming a CPA in most states, and accounting courses cover topics on the CPA and CMA exams. You will also gain knowledge in areas such as:

  • Accounting Principles application (the United States and International)
  • Financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Tax law reporting and compliance
  • Audit standards and procedures
  • Business information analysis using current technologies

You can obtain your accounting degree in a traditional, 16-week format at our Connecticut campus (evening and weekend classes available) or in an accelerated, eight-week online environment — or a combination of both. Our commitment to you is a personalized educational experience, and we’re happy to work with your schedule.

Complete Your Bachelors and Masters in Accounting in 5 years

Students may apply for the Accounting program when they first register at Post, meeting the undergraduate admission requirements, with the intent to complete both the undergraduate degree and the graduate degree in 5 years. Students with intent will combine Post University’s current Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the current MS in Accounting (including the CPA Track Exam Prep Labs). The degree plans will be structured so that students can complete both degrees in a 5-year period. Final acceptance into the Master of Science in Accounting is decided at the completion of the student’s third year and is conditional on the following:

  1. Students must have at least 108 undergraduate credit hours completed successfully prior to starting their fourth year.
  2. Students must complete their undergraduate accounting degree during year 4.
  3. Students must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  4. Students must be undergraduate accounting majors.

Please note: If students meet the above requirements, the traditional letters of recommendation, and the essay requirement for the MS in Accounting would be waived.

Structure of the Five-Year Plan














Year 1 12 36         36
Year 2 12 36         36
Year 3             36
Year 4 4 12 4 12 1 1 25
Year 5       18 5 5 23
Totals 40 120 10 30 6 6 156

Whether you’re seeking to enter the field or advance in your current accounting position, our experienced faculty and staff are here to help you succeed. We will discuss potential accounting jobs with you and help guide you to the right path for your goals.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program Outcomes

  1. Accounting - Students will explain and apply the theory and practice of accounting to include the preparation of financial statements.
  2. Audit - Students will determine and apply knowledge of relevant professional standards (including but not limited to GAAP and IFRS) and the regulatory environment in the financial reporting and audit of U.S. and multinational business entities.
  3. Managerial and Cost Accounting - Students will develop and evaluate accounting and business information by using analytical and critical thought processes to support internal and external decision making.
  4. Tax - Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of tax laws for tax reporting and compliance purposes and its effects on financial reporting.
  5. Accounting Information Systems - Students will demonstrate an understanding of current technologies related to accounting information development, audit, and analysis.
  6. Business Ethics - Students will examine and apply ethical and professional behaviors and standards to contemporary business situations.
  7. Communication - Students will communicate professionally using written and/or oral skills essential to success in the business environment.
  8. Fundamental Business Concepts - Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamental concepts of management, marketing, accounting, finance, and economics in a business environment.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants seeking to apply for admissions to an Accelerated Degree Program online undergraduate program must be a high school graduate or meet one of the following requirements:

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalent diploma.
  • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by the applicant’s home state, and they must be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state.

Post University will accept attestation as proof of graduation. In addition to attestation Post University will request any proof of graduation as outlined by the U. S. Department of Education and will evaluate the students that are not able to produce documentation. Post University relies on the students’ attestation of high school completion and will not mandate a separate document for all students. Additional acceptable forms of attestation may include proof of graduation included on the FAFSA, or any document deemed acceptable by the US Department of Education.

If for any reason, the attestation of high school graduation or GED completion is found to be false or untrue, the student will not have met an admissions requirement of Post University and will not be considered a regular student and will be subject to immediate dismissal from Post University. Further, if the attestation is found to be false or untrue, all Title IV financial aid and state or institutional financial aid that was disbursed on the student’s behalf must be refunded to the appropriate source. The student will be responsible for Post University for all money refunded.

Post University 

Post University takes a personal approach to education and a personal interest in each of our student’s success. Whether you learn on campus or online, you will receive one-on-one attention from our experienced faculty and staff. 

We’re With You Every Step Of The Way

 In the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University, we are committed to you and your ongoing success. That requires more than just giving lectures and handing out tests. It requires we do everything possible to provide an extraordinary learning experience. It requires more of us; and it will require more of you. As a student in the School, you are signing on for an education that will help make an impact on every facet of your life. You’ll be required to Think More, Do More, and Be More.

You won’t be alone. Your student advisors, school administration, and dedicated faculty will come along beside you to provide guidance, support, and real-world business insights for an educational experience unmatched in any industry. We’re focused on maximizing YOUR success. 

Accreditation & Rankings

Programs within the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business have been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Global Business Accreditation since 2014*. This means we meet or exceed established standards for these business programs around the globe. ACBSP Global Business Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement, worldwide, for business programs that have a primary teaching focus as opposed to a research focus.

Stop punching the time card and start crunching numbers in your career. Contact us to enroll in our online accounting degree program today.

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Post University was founded in 1890 with a mission to give students the educational foundation they need to pursue careers in the fields that interest them most. In the last 130 years, the world aroun ... Read More

Post University was founded in 1890 with a mission to give students the educational foundation they need to pursue careers in the fields that interest them most. In the last 130 years, the world around us has changed, from slide rulers and typewriters to laptops and smart phones. And we’ve evolved with it to provide an exceptional learning experience, in and out of the classroom. Today, our students have more learning options beyond the traditional campus experience. They’re able to learn, grow, and prepare for a better future online in their homes, as they travel, or in one of our classrooms. At Post University, we understand how important it is to be there for our students every step of the way. From the dynamic culture and tight-knit community feel of our traditional New England campus to the online convenience of our distance-learning programs, our students benefit from the insights of industry experts, a curriculum grounded in what employers really want, and the support of a university that cares for their success as much as they do. Read less
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