Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Sage School of Management is proud to offer a Bachelor of Science in Accounting fully online. The BS in Accounting is a degree-completion program, fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. It prepares students for highly paid careers in professional accountancy, budget analysis, auditing, or fiscal analysis in the private or public sectors.

imgresStudents who enter this program have already completed some college-level work and are prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students who complete the BS in Accounting program are fully qualified for a professional accounting career, and will be better qualified to sit for the CPA exam. The Sage School of Management’s accounting degree curriculum is fully registered with the Division of Professional Education of the New York State Education Department. Additional coursework may be necessary to meet the requirements for CPA licensure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate and effective use of technology for organizations.
  • Communicate effectively through the delivery of written and oral presentations.
  • Synthesize managerial practice with stakeholder theory and socially responsible decision making.
  • Analyze, evaluate and develop effective leadership skills in a variety of settings.
  • Understand the social, financial, environmental, legal/political and global issues facing contemporary organizations.
  • Use critical thinking skills to understand and apply problem solving strategies and techniques for organizational and individual decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge in the sub-disciplines of management through experiential learning.
  • Demonstrate professionalism within the context of the work environment.

Program Requirements

Accounting Program Requirements :

* Students must take all core and major courses listed below with the exception of ECO 303 and ECO 304 – students may choose to take either course. It is not required that students take both. Additionally students must also take two electives from the list below and two additional electives from ACC, ECO, BUS.

ACC 201 Financial Accounting*
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting*
ACC 203 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 204 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 205 Cost Accounting
ACC 207 Acctg Information Systems
ACC 210 Individual Taxation
ACC 301 Advanced Accounting I
ACC 401 Auditing
BUS 212 Business Law I
BUS 213 Business Law II
BUS 325 Financial Management I
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 215 Statistics for Decision Making
ECO 303 Investments
ECO 304 Financial Markets and Institutions

Accounting Electives
Complete two of the following:
ACC 209 Performance Auditing
ACC 303 Gov’t and Non-Profit Accounting
ACC 327 Internship in Accounting
ACC 405 Corporate & Partnership Taxation

LIFE Skills Curriculum General Education Requirements (18-20 credits)

*Note: These introductory courses are normally offered during the day in fall & spring terms and evening in summer I & II terms.

Sample Student Major Course Plan

Fall: ACC 203, ACC 205, BUS 325
Spring: ACC 204, ACC 210
Summer: ACC 405, MAT 220
Fall: ACC 301, ACC 401, ACC 207
Spring: ACC 303, ECO 303/304

Students may take ECO 215 or MAT 220 to satisfy the statistics course requirement.
ACC 201 and ACC 202 offered in summer (required prerequisites for ACC 203).

General Education Requirements, SPCE

LIFE Skillls Curriculum


The School of Professional and Continuing Education offers rolling admission with start terms in fall, spring and summer. Applications are encouraged well in advance to the start of each term so that there is ample time for transfer credit evaluations and financial aid packaging.

Working directly with an admission counselor, we evaluate the amount of transferable credit and work experience you have. We strongly encourage you to be in good academic standing, have at least 40 completed college credits or have an associate degree.

How to Apply

Choose one of the following:

Students must submit:

  • A completed application for admission
  • An official transcript from each postsecondary institution attended since high school. To do this, complete and print the Official Transcript Request Form (located on the last page of this document) and fax it to 800-473-2512.
  • A one- to two-page career goals essay

International students must submit additional information including WES transcript in order to be admitted.

Students can expect to receive an admission decision within two weeks after their admission file is considered complete. Students who have completed the admission procedures and gained acceptance to an undergraduate degree or certificate program will be classified as a matriculated student, are eligible for financial aid and will be assigned a faculty advisor.

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