Accounting Degree

Offered: Hybrid

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AACSBThe UMass Dartmouth bachelor’s degree completion program in Accounting prepares students for careers in public accounting, management accounting, government, and auditing.

The BS in Accounting degree completion program is for students with a minimum of 24 college credits and is a hybrid program with a blend of online and face-to-face classes.

The UMassD Charlton School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest international accreditation standard for schools of business.


UMass Dartmouth Accounting degree completion program requires students to complete 120 credits, and includes hands-on work experience through internship programs.

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution. Please see our course equivalency guide.

Accounting students learn how to:

  • Apply accounting concepts, standards, and regulations to prepare, audit, and analyze financial statements and tax reports
  • Prepare, analyze, and communicate information for financial planning, control, investing, and decision making
  • Apply concepts and methods used in internal control and the auditing process
  • Use accounting systems to conduct and control operations

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Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid understanding of accounting principles including computer and information technology skills for a career in a variety of fields including:

  • Accounting practices
  • Investment
  • Lending
  • Government agencies
  • General business

A BS in Accounting helps graduates prepare for certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

UMass Dartmouth also offers advanced degrees

CPA certification requires an additional 30 credits in addition to the 120 credits for your BS. Students interested in a public accounting career should discuss with their advisor how to complete the additional hours of education required.

  • MBA
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Healthcare Management
  • MS in Technology Management
  • MBA/JD

UMass Dartmouth Advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • In the top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs in Massachusetts as ranked by Accounting Degree Review
  • Charlton College of Business was named to The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of its "Best 295 Business Schools"
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of courses offered in the BS in Accounting program include (course offerings subject to change):

  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Government and Non-Profit Accounting
  • Financial Management of Corporations

Learning Style: Hybrid

Hybrid – Students complete a combination of online and on-campus classes, benefitting from both the flexibility of online courses and the opportunity for face-to-face instruction.

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