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Bachelor of Applied Science Accounting

Business and Information Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science

Accounting

The Accounting Track under our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to continue their education beyond an Associates of Applied Science degree.  The BAS degree is designed to complement the Associates degree in that students can finish their Bachelor’s degree in approximately two additional years, or four semesters.  This additional investment will provide a solid foundation towards the many career opportunities available in accounting.

The Accounting track provides the student with many options for internships or full time professional employment.  Historically, Tech students finishing under the Accounting Track have been highly successful in gaining employment or in continuing their education. Students go on to accept positions in public accounting as well as positions in industry with for-profit and not-for-profit entities or with governmental organizations. Additionally, a number of our alumni have continued their education into various graduate programs including a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master's of Accountancy, or Law School.

A Bachelors in Applied Science requires 120 credit hours for graduation, but 150 hours are required to be licensed as a Certified Public Accounting (CPA). We offer a full complement of accounting coursework allowing our students to complete their CPA certification and become licensed. In addition, our accounting graduates are eligible to sit for other certification exams upon graduation including the exam to become Certified in Management Accounting (CMA).  We also offer unique accounting coursework in the area of oil and gas that may prepare a student for a career opportunity in the natural resource industry.

Students under this track will have the opportunity to work with faculty members who have a passion for teaching.  The members of the Business Department faculty bring a wealth of both academic and industry experience into the classroom and focus on learning through experience.  The Department has achieved standalone accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

 

Graduates of the BIT degree are flexible and can easily move between technical, computer science and business professionals. Graduates interested in seeking an MBA are well-prepared since all the prerequisite professional courses required for admission to an MBA program are met.