Accounting - Organizational Management BAS Specialization
Are you passionate about working with numbers?
By pursuing EFSC's Accounting BAS Specialization, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career managing finances within the accounting and auditing departments of various industries, such as manufacturing, services, banking, nonprofit organizations, and more.
This degree program aims to equip you with the necessary leadership abilities and understanding to start working in a mid-level management role in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.
The Accounting Specialization is just one of the 12 track options available under EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program in Organizational Management.
Accounting BAS Track - Course Curriculum
As an Accounting Specialization student, you have the option to take the core business courses that are common to all Organizational Management BAS tracks either online or on campus.
The remaining five upper-level Accounting Track courses — some of which require 2000-level prerequisite courses — are only available online.
To ensure you can graduate on time, it's important to work closely with a bachelor advisor, who can help you confirm if you've already completed the following prerequisite courses as part of your associate degree program:
Accounting - Organizational Management BAS Specialization
- Degree Type
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Contact Information
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- ACG 2021: Financial Accounting
- ACG 2071: Managerial Accounting
- ACG 2100: Intermediate Accounting I
- CGS 2100: Microcomputer Applications
Accounting BAS Track - Admissions Information
You can apply to the program by following EFSC's general steps for enrolling in a bachelor's degree. Make sure to keep track of the upcoming application deadlines. The program offers three start terms: Spring, Summer, and Fall, which begin in January, May, and August respectively.
To apply for the Accounting BAS Track, it's necessary to have completed an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a regionally accredited college. Please note that an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree doesn't meet the minimum eligibility requirements. If you hold an AAS degree and are interested in transferring to a BAS program, please speak with a bachelor advisor, who can help you review your coursework and determine the next steps.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
You can complete the program's two years of courses for approximately $7,200 in in-state base tuition if you're a Florida resident. However, please note that this tuition cost doesn't include expenses for course materials or lab fees.
Because you will enter the program with an associate degree, you'll need to complete an additional 60 credits. Among these credits, approximately 39 will be upper-level courses as indicated on the fee schedule.
There are options available to help you financially with this program. You may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships, such as Titan Scholarships funded through the EFSC Foundation or community-based external scholarships. EFSC also offers a tuition payment plan.
Accounting Courses You Would Take
This business degree consists of eight core courses that are the same for all 12 specializations within the Organizational Management degree. Additionally, for the Accounting Track, you'll take specific classes that cover the fundamental concepts of accounting, auditing, and taxation. Here are a few of the courses you'll take:
Explore accounting information systems (AIS) for business organizations, and learn business processes, risks, internal controls, and design and implementation processes.
Improve control and analysis of production by learning administrative and selling costs using budgeting and standard cost accounting techniques, including variance analysis.
Examine professional ethics, audit evidence and documentation, internal control, business risks, and audit planning and procedures as you build your auditing skills.
Learn the basics of Federal tax laws for individuals and businesses, plus explore a framework for tax planning to integrate with their decision-making process.
Why Study Accounting at EFSC?
Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Easily Pursue Your Degree Online
The great advantage of this program is that it's available entirely online, offering you the convenience and flexibility to study from anywhere at your own pace. With the online format, you have the freedom to access course materials, lectures, and assignments whenever it suits your schedule. This allows you to balance your studies with other commitments and obligations in your life.
However, if you're considering pursuing the Accounting Specialization through the 100% online option, it's important to be aware that bachelor program courses often fill up quickly during the registration period for each term. This is especially true for the Accounting Track courses that are only taught online. Be sure to register as early as possible to secure a place in the classes you need!
Take Your Education Further: Prepare for Graduate Studies
If obtaining a graduate degree is part of your long-term plan, EFSC's Organizational Management BAS (Accounting Specialization) helps to prepare you for a master's program! Notably, it can provide a head start in Florida Tech's Smart MBA program, which will also save you money. If you're interested, be sure to collaborate with a bachelor advisor early in the process so they can help you plan your academic journey effectively.
Related Bachelor and Associate Degree Programs
As you consider your specialization choice, take the opportunity to explore the other 11 track options available under the Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. Also take a look at the associate degree programs that provide excellent preparation for transitioning into the accounting program at the bachelor's level.