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Gain the Credential for Accounting Success
The online B.S./B.S. in Accounting – Managerial Accounting concentration from Eastern Oregon University explores the financial and accounting demands of efficient businesses and teaches the skills and expertise it takes to be a successful leader in the accounting industry. In addition, the program also provides the foundation needed to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam and pursue the globally recognized certified management accountant (CMA) exam so you can go further in your career.
Taught by expert educators with years of accounting experience, the online managerial accounting concentration is delivered fully online through EOU’s virtual learning platform. As a student, you’ll benefit from flexible course schedules, unlimited online access to coursework and the opportunity to discuss the material with your educators on your schedule.
Career Outlook: Leadership Skills for a Dynamic Field
As a student of the online managerial accounting concentration, you’ll gain the credential required to sit for the CPA exam, plus the expertise to pursue a variety of leadership careers in accounting, including the role of a financial manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of financial management is currently expanding at a rate of 15 percent, which is significantly faster than the average industry growth rate. At this pace, more than 108,000 new financial management positions will be made available by 2029.1
Financial managers help companies achieve financial success by setting attainable goals and developing plans to achieve them. They oversee a company’s budget and help determine appropriate spending and investment plans.1
Budget analysts determine the best financial decisions for companies. Professionals in this role plan budgets, identify financial opportunities and develop strategies to improve the financial health of a business.2
Additional roles for graduates of the online managerial accounting concentration:
- Cost estimator
- Financial analyst
- Tax examiner
Curriculum: Management Skills for the Accounting Career You Want
The online managerial accounting concentration utilizes a curriculum focused on the financial and accounting skills required to operate a business efficiently. The courses for this program build essential skills through the exploration of investments, internal control systems, project management, advanced cost management and more.
Course Spotlight: ACCT 412 Managerial Finance
Study and apply the concepts of long-term and short-term financing decision-making in the context of large and small businesses. Examine the role of finance in the global economy.
Course Spotlight: ACCT 460 Advanced Cost Management
Advanced cost accounting techniques are discussed, including process costing, activity-based costing, and transfer pricing. Special attention will be paid to management decisions and the use of relevant accounting information in making those decisions.
Available Accounting Concentrations
EOU’s Accounting program offers two in-demand specializations. Explore them below.
B.S./B.A. in Accounting: Forensic Accounting
Prepare for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam and learn to investigate financial fraud in an ever-changing business environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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To sit for the CPA exam in Oregon, you must have acquired 225 total credit hours. After completing the 180-credit accounting degree program at EOU, you will need 45 more credit hours. You can choose to register for 45 more undergraduate credit hours, complete the Post-Baccalaureate Accounting certificate (48 credit hours) or enroll in the MBA program (45 credit hours).
After obtaining your online bachelor’s in accounting from EOU, you can work in many positions, such as a CPA, auditor, controller, financial advisor, senior accountant, fiscal manager and more.
The online program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. Full-time means you’ll take 3-4 classes every 11 weeks.
To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
The Bachelor’s in Accounting is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the courses you’ve completed. You can take up to 4 years to complete the degree, if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
This program is offered both online and on campus. However, due to the lockstep nature of the program it is highly recommended that students select their desired modality and stick with it through the duration of their enrollment. If a change is necessary, they can work with an advisor. It is not considered a hybrid program because there is no required coursework on campus.
Our most recent virtual open house was held on February 10, 2021. Feel free to watch the most recent virtual open house, and stay tuned for the next live event.
- Financial Managers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm
- Budget Analysts. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm