Bachelor of Science in Accounting –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120

Course length: 7-15 weeks

Overview

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting is designed to prepare students for entry into careers in public, private, or governmental accounting. The curriculum will provide basic accounting theory with an emphasis on developing analytical skills and technological competency. Experienced certified public accountants and other professionals in the field will address both theoretical and practical issues to enhance employment opportunities in today’s accounting environment.

Program of Study

Course offerings emphasize skills and competencies that will be needed in actual business situations. Students also have the opportunity to pursue internships and cooperative experiences related to the operating practices and policies of actual accounting organizations. In addition, the General Education Requirements courses, required of all Wilmington University undergraduates, provide a well-rounded academic foundation.

Wilmington University students benefit from the experience of certified public accountants and other professionals employed in local businesses and governmental agencies. Whether the topic is managerial, financial, or tax accounting, the information shared by professionals actively involved in the accounting field is invaluable to an understanding of practical issues and problems. The classroom atmosphere is generally informal, and student participation is always encouraged. Furthermore, faculty members consider it important to know each of their students, and individual attention is readily available.

Cooperative Learning Experiences

Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Accounting program for BBM 301: Organizational Behavior and BAC 435: Accounting Information Systems. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.

To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must inform the Director of the Co-op program and the Accounting Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, through the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, graduates will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication with valid and reliable research.
  2. Utilize the ethical principles required in the accounting profession.
  3. Prepare and deliver a complete financial statement package presented in a professional format in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  4. Use technology to efficiently communicate accounting information.

Curriculum

You will take courses such as:
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
 
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.

Schedule

●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about Guild Education.
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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.