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Bachelor's DegreeBusiness Administration: Major in Accounting

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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Westwood CollegeNothing plays a larger role in business than money. If numbers drive you, a degree in business administration: major in accounting may be for you. With this type of degree, you'll help manage and budget the finances of a company or an individual. A Westwood College degree will help prepare you for a financial services career by teaching you the fundamentals of business along with essential accounting skills.

Program features include:

  • a curriculum that covers areas of individual, corporate, nonprofit and government accounting
  • fundamentals of cost accounting course that focuses on developing decision-making skills vital to being an effective accounting professional
  • instruction in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Boards (FASAB)
  • a capstone course to demonstrate real-world application of accounting knowledge and skills to potential employers

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  • Course Info

    A business administration: major in accounting degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

    • Principles of Accounting I and II
    • Fundamentals of Cost Accounting
    • Essentials of Project Management
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Auditing
    • Corporate Tax

    Course breakdown

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    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Illustrate how ethical issues influence behavior in a business environment
    • Demonstrate proficiency with software applications common in business
    • Use accounting information to report business performance and make business decisions
    • Describe the management practices used for planning, organizing, and controlling operations in an organization.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the generally accepted accounting principles, and the bodies that oversee accounting standards
    • Discuss how the basic business functions of accounting, finance, human resources, operations, and marketing are interconnected

    Locations offering this degree:*

    Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
    Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
    Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
    South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

    Atlanta Midtown Campus - Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

    DuPage Campus - Woodridge, IL
    Chicago Loop Campus - Chicago, IL
    O'Hare Airport Campus - Chicago, IL
    River Oaks Campus - Calumet City, IL

    Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
    Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

    *Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Careers

    Where could your Business Administration: Major in Accounting degree take you?

    Our business administration: major in accounting program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in accounting. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates with a bachelor's degree in business administration: major in accounting from Westwood College:*

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Financial Analysis

    * Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Business Administration: Major in Accounting Graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • California Credit Union
    • Eagle Trading Company
    • Fairbanks Gold Mining
    • Fidelity Bank
    • Gannett Government Media Corporation
    • H & R Block
    • Insight Global
    • Peach State Federal Credit Union
    • Randstad
    • Robert Half Technology
    • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College student designs winning logo for APSCU convention & exposition

    Sughey Abreu De Hernandez wins grand prize in logo contest for Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Virginia senator Barbara Favola visits Westwood College to better understand benefits of career colleges

    Students, faculty and staff join politician in tour


    California representatives Loretta Sanchez and Ed Royce visit Westwood College and see hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join representatives in tour.


    Colorado representative Scott Tipton visits Westwood College and sees hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join Congressman in tour.


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College faculty and staff recognized by CACCS

    Four faculty and staff members of Westwood’s Denver campuses honored by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    American Furniture Warehouse CEO Jake Jabs offers Westwood College students tips on how to succeed in business.

    Jabs to keynote Westwood College’s July 27 commencement ceremony.


    Westwood College suggests looking beyond the course catalog when considering colleges

    Offering hands-on experience and access to industry leaders can prove to be invaluable to a student's education and eventual job search.


    Westwood College introduces Employment Pledge

    Reinforces commitment to preparing students for future careers.


    Westwood College encourages a strategic approach to career planning

    Provides students with experience and degrees for in-demand fields


    Westwood College offers tuition-free alumni retraining to graduates

    School’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning.


    Westwood College Helps Veterans Combat The Rising Costs Of College Tuition Through The Yellow Ribbon Program

    Program Closes the Gap between VA Benefits and the Actual Cost of Most Colleges

  • Graduate Outcomes

    For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and graduation rates of students who attended this program, as well as occupations listed by the Department of Education as potential careers for this program, select the link below related to the campus in which you are interested.

    For recently-added programs where there are no graduates yet, not all data is available  Additional information from those programs will be included in future releases. Data is included for any of the listed campuses where the program was taught.

    The list of SOC codes is based on Department of Education standards. Actual entry-level jobs for graduates in each program may vary. Job codes were pulled from IPEDS CIP-SOC crosswalk as of November 30, 2013. While the Department of Education requires all job titles to be listed, Westwood College has not found that our programs prepare graduates for all job titles listed.