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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting

Advance Your Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

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Career Outlook and Growth

Expanding Career Opportunities

With a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryan University in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting, you’ll gain a specialized skillset that will help set you apart in the marketplace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for Accounting and Tax professionals are expected to grow 5% to 10% through the year 2030 and add another 135,000 industry job openings in the United States through the same year.1

Earning your degree now means you’ll be prepared for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Careers

As a graduate of the Bryan University Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to be job-ready for career opportunities2 such as:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Audit Staff Accountant
  • Certified Accounting Analyst
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Billing Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Preparer

Diverse Employers

You’ll lead a rewarding career in employment settings such as:

  • Business consulting groups
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and production facilities
  • Small to large businesses
  • Non-profit enterprises
  • Service industries
  • Retailers
  • Self-employed

Program Overview

Valuable Skills that Employers and Entrepreneurs Need

In today’s business environment, college graduates must be equipped with the right technology expertise, problem-solving skills, and leadership acumen. As a Bryan University business accounting student, you’ll become job-ready by learning from faculty who have real-world experience and by building a solid foundation of skills in business, such as:

  • Intermediate and Advanced Accounting
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • Tax, including Business Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Business Information Systems
  • Finance & Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior, Change & Innovation
  • Communications
  • Business Economics & International Business
  • Real-world Capstone Experience

Unrivaled Benefits for You and a Specialized Certification – Included in Tuition

As a Bryan University student, you’ll have the opportunity to earn the Accounting Analysis Certification through the NACPB (National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers) which is included in your program at no extra charge and will help build your resume and establish your credibility in the marketplace.

Bryan also provides you with several valuable benefits:

  • Books and electronic courseware, included in tuition
  • Learning technology that helps you learn faster and retain more knowledge
  • Real-world experiences using simulated work environments
  • A mastery-based learning environment that allows you to improve grades by retaking assignments based on instructor feedback
  • Peer mentors, tutors and success coaches who provide encouragement, guidance and insight
  • Live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty mentoring sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Attend from the Comfort of Home – 100% Online

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community who will provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop friends and colleagues, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our consumer information page.

Footnotes

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021-22 Edition. Also see https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2082.00 and https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.01. Sites visited on 7/1/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.

2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

Program Details​

Objectives & Courses
Locations & Credits
Program Faculty
General Education Faculty
Admission Requirements
Affording College

Objectives

Please see the most current Bryan University course catalog.

Locations:
Program offered 100% online.

Program credits:
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credits, in addition to 60 semester credits earned from the completion of an associate degree. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight-week time period. Two eight-week time periods constitute a semester.

Transfer credits:
If you completed a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree. Please contact admissions for further details by calling 888-768-6861. If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree from another college or university, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed.

Dr. Jennifer Newmann
Dr. Jennifer Newmann

Program Lead Faculty and Program Director

  • Owner and operator of four small businesses
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from University of California San Diego
  • MBA from National University
  • BS from Arizona State University
  • Former Executive and Provost
  • Focus: Organizational Culture, Leadership and Management, Positive Organizational Scholar, and Organizational Effectiveness
Dr. Carlos Aquino
Dr. Carlos Aquino

Faculty, Bryan University

  • Post-Doc in Entrepreneurship
  • PhD, MSc in Engineering
  • 15+ years in Higher Education Leadership as Provost, Dean, and Director of Research
  • 10+ years in Accreditation: mentor and evaluator
  • Four books published (Pearson and Springer)
  • Focus: Diversity & Inclusion, Soft Skills in Business, Accounting, Math and Statistics
Brad Barber
Brad Barber

Faculty, Bryan University

  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • BA in Economics
  • MA in Education
  • Former Executive Vice President at Genpact
  • Private School Founder
  • Surfboard Shaper
  • Podcast Host
  • Husband (to 1), father (of 4), friend (to many)
  • Focus: Business Management, Human Resources, and Sales and Marketing
Valerie Akbulut portrait
Valerie Akbulut

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida; MA in Multicultural Communication, DePaul University; BA in Journalism, Integrated Communications: Public Relations and Advertising, Butler University

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Kelly Baker

Instructor, Bryan University

DPA in Public Administration from West Chester University; MA in Communication Studies from West Chester University and BA in Communications from Immaculata University

Emily Chaffin

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in English, Arkansas State University; BA in English, Faulkner University

Christina Hammerton

Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Creative Writing, Arizona State University; BA, Psychology, Kent State University

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To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:
  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be at least 17 years of age. If a student is under the age of 18, they will be required to have a parent or legal guardian counter-sign enrollment forms.
  • Fill out the University’s Application and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative. Please call 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form to schedule this.
  • Pass a computer and internet speed assessment to ensure technology minimums are met. Please see the university’s course catalog to see detailed technology requirements.
  • Complete all required forms for admission.
  • For transfer credit evaluation, submit official transcripts from past colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete an online introductory course – “LaunchPad” – to demonstrate the ability to navigate online coursework.
  • Note that students applying to healthcare programs may need to identify a practicum site. The university provides a list of approved practicum sites and will support students in site selection.
  • For students applying to bachelor’s completion degree programs in Healthcare Administration, Paralegal Studies, or Exercise Science, Fitness, and Nutrition Management, students must provide official transcripts for an earned associate degree, or higher-level degree, from an accredited postsecondary educational institution that is related to the educational program objectives.
To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.

Tuition Lock Guarantee
Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don't differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.

Tuition Goes Down the Longer You're in School
We understand the importance of helping you stay in school and graduate successfully. To help motivate you, we provide tuition discounts the longer you're in school.

Financing Options Available
As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn more, please visit our financial aid page.

For students who are veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details.

You may also complete the Request Information form or call us at 888-721-9773 to receive immediate assistance.

The Bryan U Difference​

Tuition Lock Guarantee​

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.​

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.
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