Accounting (BS)


Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Program Description
Learning Outcomes
Degree Requirements
Required Courses

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology/Business Department.

Program Description

The bachelor of science (BS) in accounting is designed to provide students with the core knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to successfully enter the profession of accounting. The accounting curriculum will allow students to explore and appreciate the career opportunities in public accounting, corporate accounting, and other related areas. The program is also designed to offer the student a general, diversified business background that is significantly important to the accounting professional in today's technology driven, global business environment. However, the emphasis of the Webster University accounting program is to prepare students for the Certified Public Accounting examination.

The degree requires a total of 128 credit hours. Transfer students must take at least 18 credit hours of accounting at Webster University to earn this degree.

acbsp logoThe BS in accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Accounting graduates can identify and describe fundamental auditing and attestation procedures.
  • Accounting graduates can interpret and apply advanced financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures.
  • Accounting graduates can identify and assess the current legal and regulatory environment of business.
  • Accounting graduates can assess and compare general business environment concepts.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 75 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

Required Courses

Required Business Core Courses

  • Complete the BSBA core requirements except for MNGT 4900 Managerial Policies and Strategies. ACCT 4990 Accounting Seminar (3 hours) shall be substituted for MNGT 4900.

Accounting Course Requirements

  • ACCT 3025 Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3030 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3040 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3075 Federal Tax Accounting: Personal (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3080 Federal Tax Accounting: Corporate (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3800 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4100 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4220 Financial Statement Analysis (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4900 Auditing I (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4910 Auditing and Professional Responsibilities (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4930 Introduction to Internal and Information Technology Auditing (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4990 Accounting Seminar (3 hours)