Online Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

With stricter financial laws and tougher scrutiny of company finances, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 11 percent growth rate for accountants and auditors through 2024. Most of these positions will require at least a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field.*

As new businesses emerge, accountants and auditors are expected to be needed to set up books, prepare taxes, and provide management advice.* At Kaplan University, you can earn your bachelor's degree, prepare to become an accountant, and study to attain job proficiencies to prepare for a career in accounting. Kaplan University's campus and online accounting degree programs offer flexible start dates.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program Highlights

You will work closely with faculty members who are experienced in the accounting field and are dedicated to helping you:

  • Acquire a solid background in economics, finance, management, law, information systems, quantitative methods, and taxation
  • Apply the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to business applications
  • Improve your skills in communication, teamwork, and decision making while gaining a strong professional ethic and practical experience
  • Complete a capstone project in accounting to demonstrate your ability to apply theories and concepts learned to real-world accounting practices.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Concentrations

Accounting is a diverse field that offers many career paths. This bachelor’s degree in accounting program allows you to customize your accounting degree program by focusing on a concentration that is best suited to your interests and career goals.

  • Auditing-Forensic Accountancy: Develop the knowledge and skills to detect, recognize, and prevent specific types of fraud committed against organizations and individuals. Combine your accounting and finance skills with law and investigative techniques to judge whether or not an activity is illegal. Work with law enforcement or lawyers, potentially serving as an expert witness during trials. 
  • Managerial Accountancy: Management accountants (also called cost, managerial, industrial, corporate, or private accountants) record and analyze financial information. Develop skills in strategic planning and budgeting, performance evaluation, and cost and asset management. Management accountants are also responsible for financial report preparation, financial analyses, and cost accounting.
  • Public Accountancy: Develop skills for handling auditing, tax, and consulting for corporations, governments, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. Focus on procedures required to conduct comparisons in financial accounting and develop an understanding of basic cost accounting terminology and principles, cost classification, and manufacturing of inventories.
  • Tax Accountancy: Develop knowledge of how tax laws affect partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations, and other business entities. Study tax laws applicable to not-for-profit entities, estates, trusts and multijurisdictional issues. Focus on tax reporting, tax planning, and tax research skills.
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Certification

Certification is often a condition of employment for accounting jobs, and may help you pursue positions in today's competitive job market. Successful completion of this Bachelor of Science in Accounting program could put you on the way to meeting the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations.

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Accreditation

Kaplan University Business Programs are accredited by ACBSP.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Organizations in nearly every industry require employees, consultants, or independent practitioners with accounting knowledge and expertise. As a graduate of this bachelor’s degree in accounting program, you may pursue opportunities with public or private organizations, such as accounting firms, corporate accounting or tax departments, not-for-profit organizations, large and small businesses, and governmental agencies.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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Curriculum: Standard Track

  • Bachelor's Core

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 33

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I Change

      Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II Change

      This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE Change

      This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

      Credits:

      3

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

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    • MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS Change

      Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA Change

      This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HU 200: ARTS AND HUMANITIES—MODERN CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Change

      As a human, you have the unique ability to appreciate beauty. This course will help you to discover human potential as expressed through the arts and humanities. In this course, you will evaluate the impact of creative expression on cultures by studying examples from the humanities disciplines. You will investigate how creative expressions broaden perspective. As an arts and humanities student, you will analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply this new found insight to your career goals, community, and daily experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 245: ETHICS Change

      In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE Change

      In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country’s cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD Change

      This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES Change

      In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY Change

      Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Change

      Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM Change

      This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Change

      The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH Change

      This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

  • Major

    Total Major Credits: 99

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 114: ACCOUNTING I Change

      This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • AC 116: ACCOUNTING II Change

      This course continues the study of accounting principles by further exploring the assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity sections of a corporation's balance sheet. This course continues to lead you to accounting mastery using an integrated learning system. This course provides further understanding of what accounting is all about and accounting's evolving role in business.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 114

    • AC 239: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING Change

      This course emphasizes the way in which accounting information can be used to aid management in planning and controlling business activities. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, job order cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation using standard costs, differential analysis, and product pricing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 116 and MM 255

    • AC 256: FEDERAL TAX Change

      This course will introduce you to the procedures to decipher tax information on an individual federal tax basis. Basic concepts in federal income taxation are explored, including gross income, exclusions, adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Introductory tax concepts including cash and accrual methods, like-kind exchanges, and passive loss rules are covered.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 116 and MM 255

    • BU 224: MICROECONOMICS Change

      Microeconomics is an introduction to economic principles that influence decisions of individual consumers and business managers. You will examine how the law of supply and demand is reflected in pricing and quantity decisions in a variety of market situations. Close attention will be paid to how a firm’s cost structure affects decisions regarding how much to produce, given a price in a perfectly competitive market situation, compared to pricing and quantity decisions in other market structures. Consideration will be given to how individuals’ concepts of cost versus benefit enter into their buying decisions. The impact of governmental attempts to modify market outcomes will be a special focus of the course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      CM 220, MM 255, and one of the following: AB 113, AC 113, AB 114, or AC 114

    • MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES Change

      In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MM 150 or higher
       

    • MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Change

      This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MT 217: FINANCE Change

      This course covers basic financial concepts, principles, and techniques used in making corporate financial planning decisions. It provides students with the tools necessary for analyzing the time value of money, financial analysis and planning, the capital budgeting process and decisions, and long-term financing, and introduces international capital markets.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 113 or AC 114, and MM 255 or equivalent

    • MT 219: MARKETING Change

      This is an introductory course emphasizing key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing. The use of marketing by an organization and the effects of marketing on society will be examined. Course content includes an overview of the general nature and role of marketing in the global environment, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, target marketing, and the internal environment in which marketing operates. The marketing mix is studied through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      BU 224, CM 220, and MT 140

    • AC 300: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I Change

      This course examines the full accounting process and covers selected conceptual accounting issues, aspects of financial reporting, and structure and reporting requirements for the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. In-depth analyses of current assets are also included.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 116

    • AC 301: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II Change

      This course covers accounting theory and practices associated with the acquisition, cost allocation, and disposal of property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, contingencies, long-term liabilities; and investments.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 300

    • LS 311: BUSINESS LAW Change

      This course introduces the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system as it applies to business in the contemporary global economy. Areas covered include the legal environment of business, torts and crimes, contracts, employment relations, and business organizations. The course will also look at the relationship between business and law in the context of current events that impact our communities.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MT 302: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Change

      This course explores human behavior in organizations. You will examine individual behavior, attitudes, personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these affect organization outcomes. The course also examines the theories, concepts, and application of motivation as well as the importance of stress management, professional ethics, and organizational culture. You will gain an understanding and appreciation for communication processes, channels, and styles. You will also gain a set of organizational design tools.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      MT 140

    • 300/400-LEVEL: MAJOR ELECTIVES Change

      Credits:

      24

      Prerequisites Required:

      N/A

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    • AC 490: BACHELOR’S INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING Change

      This course will provide you with practical work experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an onsite internship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or a virtual internship with a Kaplan University participating organization. Both the onsite internship and virtual internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced accounting professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace. Internships must be preapproved by the Dean prior to the start of the term.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or permission from the Dean.

    • AC 499: BACHELOR’S CAPSTONE IN ACCOUNTING Change

      This capstone course builds on the concepts of all the courses taken within the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and provides students with an opportunity to integrate their previous coursework in a meaningful review of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program. 

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or permission from the Dean

  • Electives

    Total Electives Credits: 48

    Total Program Credits: 180

Curriculum: Concentration

Concentration
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  • Select a Concentration
  • Auditing-Forensic Accountancy Concentration
  • Managerial Accountancy Concentration
  • Public Accountancy Concentration
  • Tax Accountancy Concentration
  • Please Select a Concentration Above
  • Auditing-Forensic Accountancy Concentration

    Total Auditing-Forensic Accountancy Concentration Credits: 24

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 302: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with corporate accounting issues involving pensions, leases, taxes, and income recognition. In addition, disclosure requirements and the statement of cash flows are examined. Also, in-depth analysis of accounting for accounting changes and errors is also included.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • AC 410: AUDITING Change

      This course examines the role of the auditor in a technological global business environment. You are exposed to the scope of auditing as a profession, the rules governing the professional ethics of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and the components of the auditing process, as well as the legal liabilities and responsibilities of an auditor.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • AC 450: ADVANCED ACCOUNTING Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with intercorporate investments, foreign currency issues, consolidated financial statements for business combinations, and governmental and nonprofit accounting.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 302

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • AC 465: ADVANCED FORENSIC ACCOUNTING Change

      This course provides a survey of advanced forensic accounting topics. A critical component of this course includes an examination of the legal aspects of the profession. In addition to covering accounting fraud investigation and prevention techniques, you will learn how to collect evidence, provide legal support, and testify in court.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 410

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
  • Managerial Accountancy Concentration

    Total Managerial Accountancy Concentration Credits: 24

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 302: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with corporate accounting issues involving pensions, leases, taxes, and income recognition. In addition, disclosure requirements and the statement of cash flows are examined. Also, in-depth analysis of accounting for accounting changes and errors is also included.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • AC 410: AUDITING Change

      This course examines the role of the auditor in a technological global business environment. You are exposed to the scope of auditing as a profession, the rules governing the professional ethics of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and the components of the auditing process, as well as the legal liabilities and responsibilities of an auditor.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • AC 420: COST ACCOUNTING Change

      This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of cost accounting. Topics include comparisons with financial accounting, basic cost accounting terminology and principles, cost classification, and manufacturing of inventories. You will analyze cost behavior and receive an introduction to various costing systems. The study of cost accounting for managerial purposes is also examined. Specific concepts include variance analysis, cost allocation, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Inventory costing methods, budgeting, and strategies are also explored.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 239

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • MT 482: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS Change

      Financial Statement Analysis is designed to prepare you to analyze and utilize financial statements and valuation models to assess the value of a firm. The four key components of this course are: (1) financial ratio and cash flow analysis, (2) accounting analysis and valuation, (3) business strategy and valuation analysis, and (4) forecasting and risk analysis.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

       MT 217 or equivalent

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
  • Public Accountancy Concentration

    Total Public Accountancy Concentration Credits: 24

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 302: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with corporate accounting issues involving pensions, leases, taxes, and income recognition. In addition, disclosure requirements and the statement of cash flows are examined. Also, in-depth analysis of accounting for accounting changes and errors is also included.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 410: AUDITING Change

      This course examines the role of the auditor in a technological global business environment. You are exposed to the scope of auditing as a profession, the rules governing the professional ethics of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and the components of the auditing process, as well as the legal liabilities and responsibilities of an auditor.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 430: ADVANCED TAX—CORPORATE Change

      This course presents an overview of federal income tax requirements, procedures, and tax planning for business entities, with an emphasis on C and S Corporations.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 256

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 465: ADVANCED FORENSIC ACCOUNTING Change

      This course provides a survey of advanced forensic accounting topics. A critical component of this course includes an examination of the legal aspects of the profession. In addition to covering accounting fraud investigation and prevention techniques, you will learn how to collect evidence, provide legal support, and testify in court.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 410

      Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

  • Tax Accountancy Concentration

    Total Tax Accountancy Concentration Credits: 24

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • AC 302: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with corporate accounting issues involving pensions, leases, taxes, and income recognition. In addition, disclosure requirements and the statement of cash flows are examined. Also, in-depth analysis of accounting for accounting changes and errors is also included.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 410: AUDITING Change

      This course examines the role of the auditor in a technological global business environment. You are exposed to the scope of auditing as a profession, the rules governing the professional ethics of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and the components of the auditing process, as well as the legal liabilities and responsibilities of an auditor.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 301

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 430: ADVANCED TAX—CORPORATE Change

      This course presents an overview of federal income tax requirements, procedures, and tax planning for business entities, with an emphasis on C and S Corporations.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 256

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • AC 450: ADVANCED ACCOUNTING Change

      This course covers the accounting theory and practices associated with intercorporate investments, foreign currency issues, consolidated financial statements for business combinations, and governmental and nonprofit accounting.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      AC 302

      Concentration area courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.

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Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.