ONLINE: Accounting

DeSales is one of the best online accounting degrees

The DeSales Online Accounting degree was named one of THE 25 BEST ONLINE BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN ACCOUNTING in the country. 

A bachelor's degree in accounting from DeSales opens doors for every kind of business.

Accounting majors are among the most recruited graduates. Many begin their careers with large international or regional CPA firms; others pursue careers in corporate management, finance, government, or even become entrepreneurs.

How quickly can I earn my degree?

40 courses (120 credits) are required for graduation. But, did you know?

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a more detailed explanation of the specific degree requirements and course prerequisites.

Core Classes
(15 required courses)

Basic Requirements (2 courses)
 EN103 Composition & Rhetoric I
 EN104 Composition & Rhetoric II

Modes of Thinking
(4 courses)
 MOT Literature: EN 110, 112, 115, EN 118
 MOT Natural Science: BI 209, 211, or CH 209
 MOT Philosophy: PL 109
 MOT Mathematics: MA 110 or MA 121
 MOT Social Science: Covered By Major

Cultural Literacy
(6 courses)
 Humanities 1: H1201, HI 213, or P0 201
 Humanities 2: HI 202, HI 214, HI 262, or P0 202
 Humanities 3: Great Works of Art or Music
 Humanities 4: Great Works of Literature
 Foreign Language or World Cultures Course 1 *
 Foreign Language or World Cultures Course 2 *
 *Students must complete either two consecutive language courses or
  two World Cultures courses to satisfy this requirement.
  Languages are recommended for IB majors.


Christian Values and Theology 
(3 courses)
 TH109 Catholic Theology
 Intermediate Theology (200 - 300 level)
 Values Seminar: MG, PL, TH

Electives
(as needed)
    Select courses from any academic area.

Accounting Major
(16 required courses)

MG 100 Introduction to Business
MG 201 Principles of Management 
MG 211 Quantitative Business Analysis
MK 201 Principles of Marketing
EC 209 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 210 Principles of Microeconomics
AB 217 Financial Accounting 
AB 219 Managerial Accounting  
AB 272 The Legal Environment of Business
FN 331 Financial Management
AB 301 Corporate Financial Reporting (Prerequisite: grade of C or better in AB 217)
AB 302 Corporate Financial Reporting II
AB 322 Federal Income Taxation 
AB 452 Strategic Cost Management #*
AB 453 Auditing
AB Elective**

# FN 331 is prerequisite
* Formerly AB 321 Cost Accounting 
**AB 373 & 375 may NOT be used to fulfill this requirement.
Students considering a career in public accounting should complete: AB 323, AB 373, AB 303.

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