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An accounting degree from Bethel will give you business knowledge and management skills so that you’re prepared for roles in business, government, and more. 

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

Face to Face


You'll meet during the evening at one of our convenient locations.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: Fall 2017

Total Credits


Approximate Program Length

24 months


  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT405)

    Solve complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice related to assets, receivables and inventory. Preparation of accurate income statements, balance sheets and statement of cash flows. Exploration of the accrual process, standard-setting process, and present value applications.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT410)

    Resolution of complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice. Accounting for intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, earnings per share, leases, depreciation, amortization, and investments.

    3 credits

  • Cost/Managerial Accounting (ACCT415)

    Utilization of cost accounting principles for managerial decision-making. Understanding of cost-volume-profit analysis, job and process costing, activity-based costing, inventory management, planning and control systems, and discounted cash flow methods. Application of capital budgeting to evaluate long-term investments.

    3 credits

  • Income Tax Accounting (ACCT420)

    Principles of business taxation, types of taxes, structure of the income tax, and how they influence taxpayer decisions. U.S. federal tax laws applied to individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.

    3 credits

  • Corporate Auditing (ACCT425)

    Explore generally accepted auditing standards and procedures used in financial statement auditing and supporting records. Professional standards, legal and ethical considerations surrounding auditing. How auditors provide assurance on financial statements. Emphasis on auditing of cash, accounts and notes receivable, prepaid expenses, inventory, property, plant and equipment, current liabilities, long-term liabilities and stockholders equity.

    3 credits

  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT430)

    Study advanced accounting theory and problems, accounting for partnerships, international accounting, consolidated financial statements, corporate mergers, governmental accounting, business combinations and fund accounting.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.

    3 credits

  • Introduction to Marketing Management (BUSN323)

    Study of marketing concepts and decision-making processes related to marketing management in a marketing-oriented firm. Examination of key strategies of consumer and business-to-business marketing and mission-critical variables from within a relationship marketing focus. Development of a course project and its presentation to a business audience using state-of-the-art business presentation techniques.

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN405)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (BUSN415)

    Macroeconomic theory and applications. Economic models that explain the behavior of output, inflation, employment, interest rates, exchange rates, and other aggregate economic variables. Apply macroeconomic models to global events.

    3 credits

  • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business (BUSN425H)

    Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values.

    3 credits

  • Business Law (BUSN430)

    Study of the legal and regulatory environment of business including sources of the law, structure of the court system, and different classifications of law. Analysis of the relationships between different types of business law. Study of major types of business organizations. Impact of technology on various aspects of business law.

    3 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Demonstrate professional and personal growth by synthesizing business content learned during the degree program. Deliver a client-focused solution to an organizational need by engaging in experiential learning. Collaborate with classmates and/or organizational representatives. Participate in career exploration and development experiences.

    1 credits

  • Corporate Finance (FINA400)

    Examines financial concepts from a managerial decision makers point of view. Explores the conceptual understanding and practical application of financial information, including the time value of money, breakeven, leverage, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. Integrates financial and other business management disciplines in a business simulation.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Mathematics (MATH301M)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    3 credits

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    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE300)

      An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.

      3 credits

    • Scripture and Society (CORE310)

      An introduction to the Christian scriptures as a resource for responding to contemporary challenges facing humanity. The course will provide a broad understanding of complexities in interpreting sacred texts, major narratives of the Christian scriptures, and ways those narratives speak into ethical and social issues.

      3 credits

    • History, Faith and Society (CORE320)

      An exploration of historical expressions of the Christian faith from the 4th-20th centuries with a focus on its influence on the present. A look at selected historical events and the lessons they provide for understanding theological concepts and selected social issues, and their impact on the role of religious communities today.

      3 credits

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