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Get a degree that counts with an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LSU Alexandria. Acquire relevant preparation to enter a flexible, dynamic career in public accounting, industry, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations and businesses. Receive a well-rounded business education sought by many employers that includes creative problem solving, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of how an organization functions in today's evolving global environment.
Accounting professionals are in high demand -- which is why you can position yourself for great career advancement upon graduation from LSU Alexandria’s online accounting program. Learn what it takes to launch a career as an accountant, financial controller, or accounting manager through a curriculum that is developed from the foundational principles and emerging trends that many employers desire.
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Classes are taught by experts in the field, including licensed CPAs.
Our graduates are prepared to pass the CPA examination with confidence. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should review the educational requirements of their State Board of CPAs.
Our online program provides the opportunity to interact with instructors and course content in a flexible format.
“The Accounting faculty has extensive experience in public accounting, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. They are experienced business leaders and CPAs that bring valued experience and practical expertise to the accounting program.”
Dr. Kent Lachney, CPA
Chair of Accounting and Finance Department
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Accounting program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.
|General Education||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 1001 English Composition||3|
|ENGL 1002 English Composition II||3|
|General Education Social Science||3|
|BUSN 1001: Introduction to Business||3|
|MATH 1021 College Algebra||3|
|MATH 2011 General Statistics||3|
|General Education Natural Sciences||9|
|CMST 2060 Public Speaking||3|
|General Education History||3|
|General Education Humanities||3|
|General Education Fine Arts||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||39|
|Business Core||Credit Hours|
|ACCT 2001 Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2101 Managerial Accounting||3|
|CMIS 1105 Personal Productivity Using IT Tools||3|
|ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|FINC 3715 Business Finance||3|
|MKTG 3401 Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGMT 4420 Multinational Management OR MKTG 4443 International Marketing||3|
|MGMT 3200 Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 4830 Business Policy||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||30|
|Accounting Major||Credit Hours|
|ACCT 3020 Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 3021 Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 3121 Cost Accounting||3|
|ACCT 3221 Tax Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 4022 Advanced Accounting||3|
|ACCT 4100 Financial Reporting and Analysis||3|
|ACCT 4123 Auditing||3|
|ACCT 4221 Tax Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 4421 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting||3|
|BLAW 3201 Business Law I||3|
|BLAW 3202 Business Law II||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||33|
|General Accounting Concentration||Credit Hours|
|3000/4000-level Accounting Electives||6|
|ENGL 2002 Professional Writing OR 3002 Technical Writing||3|
|Math 1431 Calculus with Business Economic Application||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||18|
|Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics Concentration||Credit Hours|
|ACCT 3122 Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 4122 Data Analytics in Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 4322 Data Analytics in Accounting II||3|
|CMIS 3999 Advanced MS Excel and MS Access||3|
|ENGL 2002 Professional Writing||3|
|MATH 1431 Calculus with Business Economic Application||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||18|
For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
The online accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The online Bachelor of Science In Accounting is delivered completely online and led by accounting field-experts at LSUA. Students will gain a thorough understanding of accountung and emerging techniques relevant to the profession. Additionally, our program prepares graduates to pass the CPA examination and practice in the public or private accounting industry with confidence.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing a company or an organization’s financial information and tax documents. Accounting graduates pursue a variety of paths after graduation. Most seek careers in public accounting (including auditing, tax preparation, and business consulting) and private accounting (including financial accounting, management accounting, and internal auditing). Some continue their education and earn a Master of Science in Accounting or a Master of Business Administration with (or without) a concentration in Accounting. Others attend law school.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students from outside Louisiana who plan to sit for the CPA exam should check with the State Board of Accountancy in the state they plan to take the CPA Exam for educational requirements of that state OR should review the requirements posted on the Licensure Disclosure chart for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting in the LSUA catalog.
Learn more about specific LSUA programs leading to licensure and certifications.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over one million accountants actively employed in the US. Additionally, the industry is predicted to grow by 10% by 2026. Our online accounting program provides students with a well-rounded knowledge of topics that will help move their careers forward in this thriving field. Our program also provides a comprehensive education that meets the Louisiana State Board of Accountancy’s requirements to sit for the CPA exam.
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