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B.S. in Business – Accounting

Build a Future you can Count on Through a Business Accounting Program

Looking to enter the world of business and build a strong financial future? Regent’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business – Accounting degree program builds upon the core strength of our business degree to prepare you for a career in accounting and finance. Through coursework in financial reporting, analysis, auditing and management, you’ll gain essential skills needed for success in the worldwide business community.

On Campus, Online
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March 13, 2023
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ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 10 years in a row (2013-2022). 

Experience the Regent difference through our ACBSP-accredited B.S. in Business – Accounting degree program.

ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS

Prepare to sit for the Virginia CPA exam.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Learn from distinguished faculty in Virginia Beach with executive leadership experience.

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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.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.S. in Business – Accounting degree program you will be able to:

  • Sit for the Virginia CPA exam.
  • Think critically and make ethical decisions.
  • Prepare for a career in accounting and finance in corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounting & finance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Management
  • Credit analysis
  • Business administration-accounting
7%
Projected growth in employment of accountants and auditors from 2020-2030 Bureau of Labor Statistics
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.
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.

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.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.

Invest in your calling with this Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a concentration in Accounting.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

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 (3-11 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 (3-11 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 »

CPA Exam

To be eligible to take the CPA Exam in Virginia, students need to take a minimum of 24 semester hours of accounting courses above an Introductory Accounting course; as well as a minimum of 24 semester hours of business courses. Students who wish to sit for the Virginia CPA Exam must take all eight courses in the Accounting concentration, which amounts to 24 credits. This option will require students to take six more credits than will other business majors. In addition, students who wish to sit for the Virginia CPA Exam must take not only the 24 credits in the Accounting concentration, but also must take 24 credits in Business, not including BUSN 220. Students who take all of the courses that are required for the major in Business will meet this requirement.

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