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B.S. in Accounting

Add Success to Your Future Through an Accounting Degree

You’ve got a mind for business and a desire to make a difference. Regent’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting degree program equips you with the skills needed to become a crucial member of the public, private, or nonprofit business sectors. Take coursework in international business, strategic management, law and ethics, operations, and financial management—preparing you to sit for the CPA exam—taught from a Christian perspective.

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ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our ACBSP-accredited B.S. in Accounting degree program.

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SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

Learn auditing, tax preparation, and laws for personal, corporate, and nonprofit business use.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

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On completing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you will be able to:

  • Sit for the Virginia CPA exam.
  • Analyze and prepare comprehensive business reports and financial statements.
  • Understand internal systems to produce accurate and reliable accounting data.
  • Demonstrate ethical, innovative business processes and investigative skills to deter organizational fraud.

Career Opportunities

  • Auditing
  • Managerial
  • Banking
  • Tax Planning
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Forensics
  • Information Systems
10%
Projected growth in employment of accountants and auditors from 2016-2026 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provides a comprehensive presentation of financial accounting principles and practices. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of financial statements, the basic framework and contents of these reports, and the preparation process.

Managerial decisions on prices, resource allocation, capital investment, and the functional areas of a business (marketing, production, purchasing, and finance) that work interdependently to achieve profit. Prerequisite: ACCT 205.

Examination of financial accounting concepts, theories and practices to include the following topics: cash and receivables, inventory valuation and credit policy, fixed assets, and revenue and expense recognition. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, studies the advance concepts and practices associated with liabilities and stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, income tax allocation, financial statements reporting and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT 215.

Examines how accounting information systems function in today’s business environment. The course design emphasizes the internal control features necessary to produce accurate and reliable accounting data as well as the steps necessary to properly record, summarize and report accounting information in both manual and computerized systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

Study of the nature of ethical leadership, key ethical decision-making factors, and ethical foundations of leadership principles. Emphasis is placed on how leader values and beliefs affect decision-making. Student will assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems. Cross-listed with LDST 330 and MGMT 330.

Examines financial auditing and other assurance services performed by accountants. Topics include: auditing standards, legal liability, internal control, sampling theory, auditing procedures for revenues and expenditures, the nature of evidence, and auditing techniques necessary for an independent auditor. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

An examination of the federal income tax law and its application to individuals. Topics include: an understanding of gross income, deductions, gains and losses, laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of individuals and individually taxed business entities. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

Studies costing, pricing, planning, and motivation. Topics include: cost accumulation, cost allocation, standard costs, product pricing, variance analysis, budgeting, transfer pricing, performance measurements, and short-term decision making. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

Surveys accounting standards, regulations and practices for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.

Expanded study of federal tax laws affecting the various corporate entities, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Topics include: an understanding of laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of partnerships, S-corporations, and C-corporations, other corporate structures and tax preparation. Prerequisite: ACCT 340.

Focuses on the investigation, detection, documentation, and prevention of accounting frauds, stock frauds, and employee theft and embezzlement. The course will educate students on how to investigate and recognize fraud within an organization and how to implement the latest techniques for controlling it. Prerequisite: ACCT 330.

This capstone course builds on all financial accounting concepts presented throughout the accounting program. In this course students will consider more advanced accounting issues related to business combinations, consolidated financial statements, intercompany transactions, multinational accounting (foreign currency translations and IFRS), accounting for partnerships, SEC reportingand accounting by fiduciaries.Prerequisite: ACCT 440.
Focuses on advanced accounting topics. Students will study the accounting for pension plans, leases, the statement of cash flows, full disclosure principles, accounting changes and error analysis. This course will also teach students how to perform detailed analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 470.

Explores the financial function of the commercial enterprise including topics on working capital management, procurement of resources from financial markets, and financial decision making in the firm. Prerequisite: ECON 120 or ECON 260.

Examines statistical theories, principles and concepts associated with business operations and processes. The course utilizes statistical methods and techniques to develop, implement and analyze business decisions designed to improve efficiency and productivity. Prerequisite: MATH 102 or 211 or equivalent.

Examines the current and emerging legal principles that impact business transactions, topics include contracts, business organizations and structure, sale of goods, commercial paper, personal and real estate property, intellectual property and international business law.

Examines the process of selecting, designing, implementing and evaluating technology to meet mission critical requirements while maintaining competitive advantages, increase efficiency and minimizing costs.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

Invest in your calling with this accounting bachelor’s degree.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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For Virginia residents, this degree will prepare you to sit for the Virginia CPA exam, as it is designed to meet the directives of the Virginia Board of Accountancy CPA eligibility requirements.

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“It is neat to see people who care about excellence but aren’t haughty about it. They approach it with humility in their academics, their spiritual lives, and each other.”

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“Proverbs 27:17 states, 'Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.' That's been my Regent experience academically and relationally. I am grateful to have grown together with such amazing people.”

Christian Ellis, B.S. in Business, 2018; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020 Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent University