Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management


Understand the Numbers Behind the Business

To achieve their financial goals, companies rely on qualified finance professionals to make important economic decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management degree program is designed to prepare you to leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies, and maximize investments. With courses ranging from financial reporting and analysis to international finance and investments, this bachelor’s degree program in finance and accounting management provides you the opportunity to develop your analytical and quantitative capabilities—equipping you to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB ).

Formats. The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is also available in an 18-month, Fast-Track format if you’re transferring into the College of Professional Studies with an associate degree or equivalent credits. For more information, visit our Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management page.

Career Outlook

Increasing globalization and economic growth are expected to drive demand for accountants and financial professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for accountants and auditors are outstanding, with faster-than-average growth expected over the next ten years. While job opportunities are expected to be favorable overall, individuals with professional certifications, especially certified public accountants (CPAs) or certified financial analysts (CFAs), are likely to enjoy the best opportunities in the finance and accounting field.

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Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more.

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor .

General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation : should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $62,280.00 .

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management program is designed for students who desire to work in accounting- and finance-related positions. Careers to consider include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial specialist
  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Real estate appraiser or assessor
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Claims adjustor/examiner
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan officer
  • Management analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Define and explain complex financial problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    Frame and evaluate a financial business problem or challenge in a wider social or global context drawing on theories, tools, and methods from business and other fields of study.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Apply financial business knowledge and skills to real-world problems outside the classroom, involving both individual and group effort, in the context of local, national, and international markets.
  4. Civic and Global Learning
    Develop and justify a position and/or an approach to an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in your field of study or major on a local, national, or global level.
  5. Experiential Learning
    Integrate best financial practices and tools to help solve a management problem in the community or workplace.

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Our online fashion short courses are delivered using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which includes user-friendly learning tools.

These live short courses are delivered in an online classroom, where tutors deliver interactive lectures over video which you watch and participate in.

You can interact with the tutors and other students by video, talking, messaging and sharing content. Your will be given assignments which are reviewed at the start of the next class. The additional learning resources include access to videos, research, industry case studies, etc. You can also access recorded sessions of each class via a PC, Mac or smartphone.

Classes take place once per week at scheduled times. Please note, all times shown are UK time (GMT).

*NEW* Essential Guide to the Fashion Business (Online Short Course)

Look at various different areas of the fashion industry business, giving you an insight into how they all work.

*NEW* Womenswear Design (Online Short Course)

This course aims to take you through the process of designing and developing a womenswear collection

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This online course will teach you the skills required to design your own fashion accessories, whether it is a range of bags, shoes, or hats.

*NEW* Lingerie and Swimwear Design (Online)

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*NEW* Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Buying Techniques (Online)

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*NEW* Starting An Online Fashion Retail Business (Online)

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Fashion Buying and Merchandising (Online)

This course will give you a unique insight into industry practices, through real case studies and practical projects

Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Luxury Brands (Online)

This online course will immerse you in the world of luxury fashion and what it means to be in the luxury Buying and Merchandising team

Visual Merchandising and Display (Online)

Build up an impressive portfolio of fashion window designs which can be printed for display or saved to an online portfolio

Fashion Styling (Online)

For budding stylists keen to take their first steps in this popular fashion career path

Personal Fashion Styling (Online)

Everything you need to consider when you are advising others on how to dress well

Fashion Illustration (Online)

Discover different methods of drawing and recording work in the context of fashion, and learn conventional and new media techniques

Pattern Cutting (Online)

This pattern cutting course will introduce you to the basic techniques for womenswear pattern cutting

Fashion Marketing (Online)

This fashion marketing course is ideal if you’ve no previous marketing experience or some experience in a non-fashion sector

Fashion Journalism (Online)

In this introductory fashion journalism course you will learn everything you need to navigate your way through what is a competitive but rewarding industry

Fashion PR (Online)

Learn about new and creative ways of promoting fashion brands, products or people in an increasingly competitive fashion communications market.

Digital Marketing for Fashion (Online)

Discover what role digital and social media play in a successful marketing strategy

Fashion Design (Online)

This practical fashion design course will immerse you in the world of fashion design and will help you understand how they undertake the fashion design process

Fashion Trend Forecasting (Online)

This trend forecasting course will provide you with the tools to research and spot trends

Fashion Figure: Drawing & Illustration (Online)

Learn how to develop your own fashion figure and effortlessly put your designs onto a paper

Garments: Fashion Drawing & Illustration (Online)

Learn to sketch garments and effortlessly put your designs onto a paper

Footwear: Fashion Drawing & Illustration (Online)

Learn to sketch shoes and boots and effortlessly put your designs onto a paper

Handbags: Fashion Drawing & Illustration (Online)

Learn to sketch and effortlessly put your designs onto a paper

Starting Your Own Skincare and Beauty Brand (Online)

This course is aimed at the budding entrepreneur who is looking to start a beauty business.

Fashion Photography (Online)

This fashion photography course aims to help you develop your skills in researching, producing and managing a fashion photo shoot.

Starting up as a Freelance Make-up Artist (Online)

This unique course teaches the business skills required to build a lucrative career and succeed in the world of freelance makeup artistry.

Luxury Fashion Brand Management (Online)

How do fashion brands stand out from the crowd and successfully communicate what they stand for?

English for Fashion (Online)

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  • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) is the first step required under California law towards becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer.
  • Certification as a Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) is the first step required under California law towards becoming licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor.
  • Each applicant must register for the Fundamentals examination on the NCEES website, pay the NCEES examination fee, and sit for the Fundamentals examination. Examinees who pass the examination then apply to the Board (and pay the application fee) to be issued a certificate as either an Engineer-in-Training or a Land Surveyor-in-Training, whichever is appropriate.
  • Neither U.S. Citizenship nor California residency is required. However, you must provide your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), or your application will NOT be processed. Disclosure of your social security number is mandatory.

U.S. Citizens, if you do not have a social security number you may contact your local United States Social Security Office at 1-800-722-1213 or https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/. Non-U.S. citizens without a social security number may request an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the Department of Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) at (215) 516-4846 or https://www.irs.gov/ .

For more information regarding the requirements to submit either a social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, please read the Information Collection, Access, and Disclosure Policy.

  • Additional information can be found by reading FAQ’s Regarding Engineering Certification/Licensure Requirements .

    • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification applicants must have
      Three years or more of postsecondary (college-level) engineering education.
      Three years or more of engineering-related work experience.
      A combination of postsecondary (college-level) engineering education and engineering-related work experience totaling three years.
      Previously passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
    • Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) certification applicants must have
      Two years of postsecondary (college-level) land surveying education.
      Two years or more of land surveying-related work experience.
      A combination of postsecondary (college-level) land surveying education and land surveying-related work experience totaling two years.
      Previously passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying exam.
    • BOTH EIT and LSIT applicants must disclose whether they have been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of engineering or land surveying.


    All applicants are required to register for the examination and pay their examination fee directly to NCEES. This new process applies to ALL applicants, including those who are re-filing or re-taking an examination.

    • Register with NCEES .
    • Pay NCEES for national exam-related expenses during registration process.
    • Those candidates who pass the FE or FS examination are required to submit the certification application form and $50.00 application fee to the California Board to obtain certification as an EIT or LSIT.
    • Certification Application Form – Form must be typed or completed electronically. Handwritten forms are not accepted.


    Electrical Engineering Degrees Programs

    Electrical Engineering Degrees Programs

    Electrical engineering is a field that deals with designing, developing and working with electrical systems. With the increased use of electronics and electrical systems in our lives today, this field allows the engineer the opportunity to keep up with the latest technology. Learn about electrical engineering degrees, educational options, and what electrical engineering all entails.

    Electrical engineering, which is often referred to as electrical and electronics engineering, is a field that typically requires completing at least a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although bachelor degree programs usually take four years to complete, some colleges offer a five-year program that allows the student to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Click here to view online Bachelors of Electronics Engineering programs that are currently accepting applicants .

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    Students in electrical engineering programs should have a strong background in mathematics and physics. If high school students know this is their preferred field, it’s beneficial that they take as many of these courses as possible while still in high school.

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    Electrical engineering programs offer various concentrations or tracks, or electrical engineering can be chosen as a concentration. For instance, a student can earn a degree in engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering. Most students who have an interest in electrical engineering choose electrical engineering with a concentration in their areas of interest. In addition to a generic electrical engineering track, students may choose from the following tracks:

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    The University of Massachusetts in Amherst offers a five-year B.S/M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program through its College of Engineering. With this program, the student can earn both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (or a B.S. in Computer Engineering) and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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    Most engineering occupations require licensure of some type, although electrical engineering may have different requirements depending on the state. Licensure is usually required for employment with the local state or federal government agencies. To obtain licensure, the electrical engineer must, according to the BLS, meet the following requirements.

    The FE exam can be taken as soon as the student graduates from the program. However, the PE exam can only be taken after obtaining at least four years of work in electrical engineering or completion of an equivalent internship. Both exams are computer-based tests; however, the FE exam is a closed-book exam while the PE is open-book. The exams cover areas such as mathematics, probability and statistics, properties of electrical materials, engineering economics, electronics, power, circuit analysis, safety and design limits, digital logic and components, modulation and telecommunications, among others.

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    Online Electrical Engineering Degree Programs

    Many colleges today offer electrical engineering programs through distance learning. These online programs are ideal for the student who either can’t afford to attend college full-time or just wish to continue working while earning a degree. Many of the courses can be taken online. At the end of the program, the student is required to complete some sort of internship to get practical experience. Auburn University’s online engineering graduate program ranked 17th among the country’s top online engineering graduate programs by U.S. News World Report in 2015.

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    Depending on their career goals, students may choose programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET-accredited programs ensure the student receives an education that meets the requirements set by the engineering industry. Currently, there are more than 300 ABET-accredited electrical engineering programs in the United States.

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    Department of Speech-Language Pathology

    Speech-language pathologists at the Center for Childhood Communication at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluate and treat children who have difficulties with communication and swallowing. Our patients range in age from birth through adolescence.

    We work closely with families and referring physicians to better understand a child’s communication strengths and needs, and provide information to help families make decisions about available services.

    For every patient, a comprehensive, individualized evaluation is performed, after which the SLP will develop a plan that can be used to pursue treatment through early intervention, in school, or with a provider close to the family’s home. Speech-language therapy may be recommended to help a child understand language, communicate effectively and/or speak clearly.

    What we evaluate and treat

    • Language – Children with language impairments or delays may struggle with understanding spoken or written messages (receptive language), using words or symbols to communicate (expressive language), and/or using language in a socially appropriate manner to interact with others (pragmatics). Developmental delays and certain medical conditions place children at risk for language difficulties. These conditions include autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, hearing loss, genetic syndromes, traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome and others.
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    Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state in which they work. We deliver family-centered clinical care, teach families and professionals, and conduct innovative research to advance the field of pediatric speech-language pathology.

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    We collaborate with the Department of Continuing Education and other interdisciplinary programs at Children’s Hospital to train and educate professionals. Conferences cover a variety of speech, language, and swallowing/feeding topics for the pediatric population. Healthcare professionals can visit the CME site for information on current continuing education events.


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    Speech therapists, also called speech language pathologists, diagnose and treat students for speech, language and related disorders.

    If you become a speech therapist, you will provide services in elementary, secondary or post-secondary schools, helping students improve their language and communication skills, and leading them to stronger academic performance.

    Job Description

    Your duties as a speech therapist in a public school may include the following tasks:

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    Depending on the school, speech therapists may work with students individually or in groups, providing treatment in a classroom or office. They assist students using audio-visual aids, physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice, and other means.

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    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for speech-language pathologists is $74,680. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

    The public school system, with support from the federal government, understands the importance of early identification and diagnosis of speech, language and hearing disorders. As a result, public schools have experienced an increased enrollment of special education students, which has created a higher demand for qualified speech therapists.

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    Students interested in a career in speech therapy should earn a speech therapist degree, bachelor s degree in communication sciences and disorders or a related major. You will need at least a bachelor s degree plus your teaching certificate in order to practice speech therapy within the school system. In the United States, over 230 colleges and universities offer speech language pathology programs accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.

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    The American Speech and Hearing Association offers the CCC-SLP to eligible speech language pathologists. To become eligible for this certification, speech therapists must possess a graduate degree from an accredited university and meet the following criteria:

    • Complete a specified number of hours of supervised clinical experience
    • Participate in a post-graduate clinical fellowship
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    Some require the CCC-SLP to practice in schools, the remaining mandate that speech therapists hold a teaching certificate, which typically requires a master s degree from an approved college. Some states will issue a provisional teaching license to candidates with a bachelor s degree, under the condition that they obtain a master s within three to five years.

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    With online classes becoming more popular, some students might be unsure about whether they should take an online course or stick with the traditional in-class lecture.

    If a student is independent, disciplined or just busy with school, work, or both, an online course might be the best option for that individual, said Kimberly Wells, a CSUN online professor.

    “It’s really student centered,” said Wells, who teaches business communications and intermediate composition. “It’s based on that individual and on the learning style.”

    She added it might also pertain to individual teaching style.

    Wells said some teachers require students to meet online, but it is up to the students to meet their deadlines.

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    “It can be good or bad,” she said. “It’s not going to work for everyone, but it really depends on the student.”

    She said an online course is a convenient option for returning or busy students.

    Maria Ballon, a junior economics major, is taking Wells’ online English course.

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    Ballon, 27, studies and works full time.

    “I can work during breaks and lunch and manage my own schedule,” Ballon said. “I think online classes are good for general studies.”

    Ballon said she chose an online writing course because it requires more reading than practicing.

    She said Wells assigns the class to read sections of different literature books each week. With a couple assignments per week, Wells requires students to give commentary on their online discussion board.

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    Ballon said with this class, it’s more practice than theory.

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    Melody Zedgh, an 18-year-old sophomore, is also taking Wells’ online English course.

    “I think it depends on the class,” said Zedgh, a business marketing major. “For math, I wouldn’t recommend it because you self-teach. For a class like English, it’s more efficient.”

    She said that to a certain extent, it can be a waste of time to be lectured on assignments or topics that students can comprehend on their own.

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    Another disadvantage of taking an online course is remembering to do an assignment or take a quiz, Zedgh said.

    “It depends on how students learn,” Zedgh said. “Read the assignment, do what you have to do and get it done. I recommend it if that’s the way you like to learn.”

    Wells said there will be an increase of demand in online classes.

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    Immerse yourself in the digital future. Computer Science degrees are in demand as our daily use and need of technological systems increases.

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    Major Computer Science

    UF Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that encourages students to explore the theoretical foundations of information and computation with considerable freedom through the liberal arts. Employment in computer occupations is expected to increase by 22 percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it a highly coveted and optimistic career path. UF’s computer science degree prepares students for a range of career opportunities with great starting salaries and opens up a variety of doors in the exciting world of technology.

    From financial companies to insurance, health care, security and beyond, practically every industry is interested in computer science graduates. Computer science is a field with varied job prospects, including business analyst, software engineer, researcher, programmer and computer systems analyst. UF Online’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program gives students the freedom to tailor their curriculum to their interests, skills and academic strengths.