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Accounting

If you get excited by budgets and spreadsheets, then you probably already know that accounting is the right degree for you. Accounting is used in nearly every field and industry, from keeping track of donations to a ministry or non-profit, to monitoring spending in government agencies, and all across the business world.

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Accounting Degree

If you get excited by budgets and spreadsheets, then you probably already know that accounting is the right degree for you. Accounting is used in nearly every field and industry, from keeping track of donations to a ministry or non-profit, to monitoring spending in government agencies, and all across the business world.

Point University’s associate degree in accounting equips students with a broad grounding in the Liberal Arts, along with foundational elements of business and accounting. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in business organizations. They may also continue their studies to earn the bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Program Goals
The Associate Degree in Accounting builds on the mission and goals of Point University in order to accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.
Prepare graduates to utilize computer technology and apply mathematical concepts for problem solving and decision-making in business enterprises.
Educate students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
Equip students with a foundation in Biblical theology and worldview issues.
Train students in the essential habits and skills necessary for lifelong learning and success.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our associate degree in accounting program:

Professional Component (15 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Income Tax Accounting

Potential Career Paths

Listed below are some of the potential career paths for Graduates with an associate degree in accounting:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Government Accountant

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Forensics & Fraud provides a foundation by which forensic accounting principles may be applied in diverse financial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and contract disputes. It prepares students to enrich the accounting profession through examining, scrutinizing, inspecting, and investigating fraud. Applied learning is crucial, and course projects frequently involve identifying how forensic accounting findings are currently used in court cases to detect business scandals and prosecute white-collar criminals.

Program Goals

The B.S. in Accounting with a Concentration in Forensics & Fraud builds on the mission and goals of Point University to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip graduates with theoretical foundations, sound principles, and practical skills for the accounting profession.
Develop professionals with specialized expertise in forensic accounting, who can detect and prevent fraud in financial operations.
Equip students with the skills they need to communicate effectively across multiple channels.
Equip graduates with foundational technological skills for business and accounting enterprises.
Develop graduates who identify and apply ethical, legal, regulatory, and professional considerations governing accounting practices.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Associate of Arts in Information Technology:

  • Forensic & Investigative Accounting
  • Detection & Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements
  • Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting
  • Fraud Examination 7 Fraud Schemes
  • Auditing

 

Potential Career Paths

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Government Accountant

Online Learning

Point University offers the accounting program in fully-online format.  Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

At Point University you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Learning more about our online programs is easy, simply fill out the form above to request free information. Discover your place in the Point family today!