Accounting, B.S. (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program prepares students for the numerous career paths available in the accounting field. 

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Program Intro

Develop high-demand skills in tax accounting, auditing and other financial areas. Upon completion of an online bachelor's degree in accounting, many individuals will go on to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams to become a licensed professional.

72 Units

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24 Months to Completion*

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements.

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit*

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your B.S. in Accounting (Online) at CBU?

Receive an Interdisciplinary Education in Accounting

Accounting majors receive a foundation in core principles from an interdisciplinary approach that includes economics, finance, business law, international business, business analysis and marketing in addition to the accounting curriculum. Students gain a better understanding of the business environment through study of ledgers, accruals, financial statements, budgets and reporting.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of key theories and principles from the areas of accounting, finance, and business.
  2. Use critical and creative thinking to create, identify issues with and present financial information that support business decisions.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of business and accounting information systems.
  4. Apply biblical principles to make ethically sound financial decisions.
  5. Evaluate the impact of global factors on business management.

BUS 217: Microeconomics

Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources.

BUS 337: Management with Biblical Foundation

A study of management and decision-making principles with a strong emphasis on integrating a biblical foundation.

ACC 480: Accounting Ethics

Ethical reasoning, corporate governance, decision making and ethical frameworks will be examined to provide a base of understanding. 

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Richard Ardito, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Program Director of M.S. in Accounting (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-5574
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 200

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

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Career Possibilities

  • Internal Auditor
  • Public Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Tax Professional

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!