Pursue an Accounting Degree that Brings You Closer to Reaching Your Goals!
At Liberty, we think your college education is about more than classroom lectures and final exams. Let us come alongside you as your accounting skills are sharpened through real-world application, professors with years of field experience, and an academic community that will make you feel at home.
Join a student organization, such as our Accounting Society, and get plugged into something so much bigger than yourself. Watch your professors invest in you through personal care and professional expertise. We are confident that you will feel like you’re with family at Liberty University.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting?
Choosing a school is exciting. But we know there are a lot of options to sort through, which can make your decision harder. If you are looking for an accounting degree that will give you hands-on experience, a lifetime network of peers and professors, and a strong biblical foundation for your education, then Liberty University has the program you need!
At Liberty, we want to see you succeed. By taking the appropriate coursework in your degree, you will be able to sit for the following licensure exams:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified Financial Accountant (CFA)
And with our School of Business building, you can expand your practice outside the classroom. From simulated stock trading rooms with New York Stock Exchange display boards to a 2,000-square-foot Center for Entrepreneurship, you are guaranteed to find what you need and set yourself up for success.
What Will You Learn in Our Accounting Bachelor’s Degree?
Our bachelor’s in accounting degree covers the fundamentals of financial, managerial, and cost accounting. The core courses of our accounting degree provide training in computer apps, probability and statistics, and organizational behavior. As you progress in this degree, you will study more specific topics like taxation, business law, and marketing, which all provide marketable skills and training for your future career. As a nonprofit Christian university, we also believe in equipping you with strong biblical principles that translate seamlessly into accounting ethics.
As you start applying for jobs at the end of your program, you will realize how vital it is to have more than just accounting know-how. Companies are looking for leaders who manage with integrity. With Liberty’s mission to Train Champions for Christ, we want our students to stand out for all the right reasons! Set yourself higher. Be known for your character.
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to find out more about what you’ll be studying!
ACCT 212 – Managerial Accounting
This course provides a study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting with an emphasis on financial statement analysis, cost accounting measurement systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, managerial decision-making concepts, operational budgeting, standard cost systems, and capital budgeting.
ACCT 340 – Accounting Ethics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- This course provides an analysis of ethical standards in the accounting profession. Major ethics paradigms are examined and contrasted with a Christian worldview of ethics.
- This course provides an in-depth examination of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other ethical standards in the accounting profession.
- The course also presents an ethical decision-making model for the accounting profession.
ACCT 401 – Taxation I
This course provides a study of the legal and accounting aspects of federal taxation with an emphasis on individuals and unincorporated businesses.
BUSI 320 – Corporate Finance
This course provides a study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows.
Highlights of Our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting offers both hands-on experience and resume-boosting opportunities! Our program will provide you with the following:
- Program-specific accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP)
- Internship opportunities
- Accounting specific clubs like our Accounting Society!
- 3+1 Accelerated Business Program, where you can get your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years! This is great for students seeking CPA certification.
- The Center for Entrepreneurship, our creative learning environment for entrepreneurs
Accounting Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Accounting Graduates
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares you for the following occupations:
- Accounting Manager
- Bank Officer
- Budget Analyst
- Certified Public Accountant
- Cost Accounting
- Credit Manager
- Government Accountant
- Internal Auditor
- Internal Revenue Agent
- Managerial Accounting
- Tax Accountant
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.