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Earn Your Bachelor's in Accounting at Etown SGPS

Earn your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting with Elizabethtown College's School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). With a versatile curriculum focusing on diverse aspects like accounting, management, communications, and ethics, this degree is ideal for students seeking a broad spectrum of career opportunities in the ever-evolving business sector. Courses are tailored to the contemporary business landscape and emphasize global trends, digital innovation, diversity, and social responsibility. Program faculty are seasoned business professionals, ensuring real-world applicability and a practical approach.

Program Outcomes:

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to accounting records and financial reports.
  • Utilize financial reports to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the financial operations of an organization.
  • Incorporate technology into accounting practices.
  • Demonstrate skills to be a self-directed employee in a team environment focused on achieving organizational goals.
  • Model the need for high ethical standards when conducting business activities.
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The Benefits of the Online Accounting Degree Program

The Etown SGPS B.S. in Accounting, accredited by ACBSP, uniquely combines essential accounting and business principles with specialized areas like business ethics and forensic accounting. This program stands out for its focus on developing strategic leaders and critical thinkers, ready to tackle global economic challenges. It's tailored not just for number-crunching but for shaping impactful business decisions, offering a clear pathway to CPA qualifications and a variety of career opportunities, such as Accountant, Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst, Controller, Tax Manager, Credit Analyst and Auditor.

Shortly after graduation I was hired as a Staff Accountant in the same field I had previously been in for the past 6 years. I have since been promoted to Senior Revenue Accountant. This would not have been possible if not for my education at Etown SGPS.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The B.S. in Accounting is priced at $525 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Online Bachelor's in Accounting Requirements and Concentrations

Accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools, the B.S. in in Accounting from the Elizabethtown College School of Graduate and Professional Stduies requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits taken at Etown must include at least 15 credits in the major; nine of them must be 300 to 400-level business courses. Students can consider specific concentrations to enhance their business acumen including Accounting, Human Resources, Management or Marketing. Minors are also available in any additional major offered by SGPS including Family Business and Entrepreneurship.

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Application Requirements & Process

To enter either an associate or bachelor's program, you will need to:

  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  • Have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. You will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates your ability.
  • Have the time to devote to your coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.
  • Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but it is not required.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal.
    • Submit official transcripts (college or high school/GED if no college coursework), and a current resume.
    • Submit a double-spaced essay adhering to English usage standards, addressing your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program, your strategy for managing time demands, and your personal and professional goals.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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