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Southern Oregon University

Earn a degree in Business Administration with an option in accounting or complete a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting online, face-to-face in Ashland, or a combination of both.

Students may select from one of two tracks:

Track I: Public Accounting (36 credits)

Track I is for students interested in careers in any area of accounting -- public, private, or governmental.

Required Courses: (28 hours required)

  • Intermediate Accounting I (BA 351, 4 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (BA 352, 4 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting III (BA 353, 4 credits)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (BA 451, 4 credits)
  • Individual Taxation (BA 453, 4 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems (BA 454, 4 credits)
  • Auditing I (BA 455, 4 credits)

Elective Courses: (8 hours required)

  • Auditing II (BA 456, 4 credits)
  • Taxation of Corporations and other Entities (BA 457, 4 credits)
  • Consolidation and Segment Reporting (BA 458, 4 credits)
  • Financial Analysis and Other Advanced Accounting Topics (BA 459, 4 credits)
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management (BA 460A, 4 credits)
  • Corporate Law (BA 478, 4 credits)
  • CPA Review: Financial and Auditing (BA 465A, 2 credits)
  • CPA Review: Business and Regulation (BA 465B, 2 credits)
  • Business Communication (BA 324, 4 credits)

Note: Public Accounting students may choose to take an additional upper division accounting elective or BA 324 in place of the business administration core course, BA 385 (Principles of Finance).

Oregon requires 225 credit hours for CPA licensing. It is recommended that students seeking the CPA take as many of the above classes as they can in preparation.

Track II: Management Accounting (24 credits)

Track II is for students interested in accounting from a management and systems perspective. Students who would like to become CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) should see Track I.

Required Courses (16 hours required):

  • Intermediate Accounting I  (BA 351, 4 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting II, (BA 352, 4 credits)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (BA 451, 4 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems (BA 454, 4 credits)

Elective Courses (8 hours required):

  • Intermediate Accounting III (BA 353, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Business Application of Databases (BA 384, 4 credits)
  • Individual Taxation (BA 453, 4 credits)
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management (BA 460A, 4 credits)
  • Business Information Systems Design (BA 484, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Management Information Systems (BA 497, 4 credits)
  • Business Communication (BA 324, 4 credits)

Note that BA324 (Business Communication) can be taken in lieu of BA385 (for accounting majors who have taken BA 353 only) or as an elective.

Students working toward the accounting option should choose a faculty advisor from the accounting area for assistance with program planning.

The tentative schedule for the online, accounting-related courses is as follows:

Summer 2014: BA353
Fall 2014: BA211, BA451, BA457, BA459
Winter 2015: BA211, BA213, BA351, BA382, BA454, BA460A
Spring 2015: BA213, BA324, BA352, BA453, BA455