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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting


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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting


YourPace
Your pathway to online degree completion
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Get Started!

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Apply by: 12/27/22
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Start session: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Discover our 100% online B.A. in Accounting

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours

The need for qualified accountants is increasing, so the UMPI Bachelor of Arts in Accounting YourPace online program prepares you to thrive in this highly rewarding field. Equip yourself with the principles and tools you need for in-demand accounting, auditing, and financial roles within the corporate, nonprofit, government, international, and private sectors.

In our accredited B.A. online accounting program, you will gain a thorough understanding of the strategic role accounting plays in business. As you complete competencies aligned with the expertise employers seek, you will apply analytical and critical-thinking skills in activities that require real-world problem-solving. You will also learn to navigate individual income tax guidelines and complex concepts of corporate, partnership, and estate and trust taxation.


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What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

In this YourPace online program, you will learn to:

  • Become proficient in QuickBooks
  • Apply the principles of taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, and financial and managerial accounting
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows as well as statements for mergers and acquisitions
  • Prepare, present, and explain consolidated, partnership, and not-for-profit financial statements
  • Become proficient in QuickBooks
  • Apply the principles of taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, and financial and managerial accounting
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows as well as statements for mergers and acquisitions
  • Prepare, present, and explain consolidated, partnership, and not-for-profit financial statements

In this YourPace online program, you will learn to:

  • Become proficient in QuickBooks
  • Apply the principles of taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, and financial and managerial accounting
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows as well as statements for mergers and acquisitions
  • Prepare, present, and explain consolidated, partnership, and not-for-profit financial statements
  • Become proficient in QuickBooks
  • Apply the principles of taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, and financial and managerial accounting
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows as well as statements for mergers and acquisitions
  • Prepare, present, and explain consolidated, partnership, and not-for-profit financial statements
$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours

"This program allows me to get classes done on my time that fits within my budget. It is a perfect program for those who have busy lives but want to complete a degree program at an affordable price."

-Meaghan Cote, UMPI YourPace Online Student

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

The B.A. in Accounting YourPace online program features the same affordable flat tuition rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session. No hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our B.A. in Accounting YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

Now enrolling:

12/27/22 Next Application Due Date
1/17/23 Start Class
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/17/2312/27/2212/29/221/10/231/11/233/10/238 weeks
Spring 23/13/232/21/232/23/233/7/233/8/235/5/238 weeks
Summer 15/8/234/19/234/20/235/2/235/3/236/30/238 weeks
Summer 27/3/236/14/236/15/236/27/236/28/238/25/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/27/22 Next Application Due Date
1/17/23 Start Class

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Admissions

Requirements for this online bachelor’s in accounting program

We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their B.A. in Accounting should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • No Application Fee
  • Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES- or AICE-endorsed agency and sent from the agency directly to UMPI; evaluations often take a few weeks to process and must be received by the appropriate document deadline
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL (71 IBT / 197 CBT / 530 PBT minimums) or IELTS (6.0 minimum) score. Students can obtain a waiver for this requirement if they come from an English-speaking country or have successfully completed a credit-bearing, college-level written/spoken English course (ESL courses do not fulfill this requirement). Documentation of English proficiency must be received by the appropriate document deadline.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit https://www.umpi.edu/academics/. You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at [email protected] or by calling 207.768.9532.

Submit documents electronically to: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Courses

A look at the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting online program

To earn your B.A. in Accounting you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 59-62 credit hours of business core/Accounting Concentration courses, and 18-21 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Integrates the functions of marketing, finance/accounting, operations, human resources, and information systems into a coherent whole using the concept of “strategy”.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to help first year business management students clarify their business education and career goals. Basic concepts of management, marketing, operations, finance, and human resource management will be surveyed. Classroom lectures will be supplemented by field trips to local businesses and lectures by guest speakers.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics include transaction analysis, recording accounting information, and preparation of financial statements. Additional topics include accounting for sales, cost of sales, inventory, and other assets. The emphasis is on communicating financial information to external users. Students use accounting software to establish and maintain an accounting system for a simulated business. Must be taken before BUS 220.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Description coming soon. Prerequisite: BUS 150.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In-depth exploration of the advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite. Integration of spreadsheet and database information into reports and presentations and querying functions. Students lacking significant experience with Microsoft Office should take BUS 125 before taking BUS 200.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting for internal decision making, planning, and control purposes. The manufacturing environment is emphasized. Topics include cost behavior and analysis, relevant costs, job order and process cost systems, budgeting, and standard costs. Prerequisite: BUS 325.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an introduction to computer and telecommunications information systems. Topics covered will include information system concepts, hardware and software systems components, basics of systems operation, and the ethical use of information systems in culturally diverse organizations and societies. This course is designed to accommodate non-business majors who wish to gain a greater understanding of information systems. Prerequisite: BUS 125 or BUS 200.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the role of the financial manager in forecasting and planning, coordination and control, dealing with financial markets, and, primarily, major investment and financing decisions. Coverage includes financial statement analysis, the time value of money, valuation of securities, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, financial forecasting, and managing and financing current assets. Prerequisite: BUS 220 and BUS 150.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of the legal system, business ethics, torts, and product liability, with particular emphasis on contract and sales law.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
no description available at this time
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of agency, commercial paper, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, business organizations, federal securities regulation, accountant legal liability, property law including bailments and landlord/tenant, insurance, and wills and estates.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of business and society, corporate social responsibility and ethics; focused study of legal topics including the Constitution, contracts, torts and government regulation. Developing analytical skills and professional communication skills are emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development and delivery of predictive data analysis for strategic decision making in organizations. Students will apply the principles and tools to real-world problems, enabling them to integrate their knowledge of business intelligence in their careers and is essential to their performance and competitive advantage.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial accounting and its basic theory. Analysis and preparation of financial statements, statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Accounting treatment of current assets, valuation of inventories, accounting for property, plant and equipment, and depreciation. Prerequisite: BUS 150.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting for liabilities, stockholders’ equity, intangible assets, and long-term investments. Accounting for leases, income taxes, and pension obligations. Prerequisite: BUS 361.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a logical framework of the fundamental steps comprising the auditing process and the application of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. Special attention is given to the Code of Professional Ethics, the legal liability inherent in the Attest Function, the evaluation of internal control, and the audit of electronic data processing systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Mathematical analysis for economics, accounting, finance, and management. Graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, derivatives and optimization. Equivalent: MAT 131. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or equivalent score on placement test.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Determination of individual income taxation including income inclusions and exclusions, deductions, sales, exchanges, and other dispositions of property: Prerequisite: BUS 220.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will master the necessary communication skills to thrive in any business or professional area. They’ll become proficient in everything from phone etiquette, e-mail and memos, to proposals and presentations. They’ll get out of the classroom, partnering with an organization to apply what they’ve learned.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches the complex tax concepts of corporate, partnership, and estate and trust taxation. Prerequisite: BUS 220.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management focuses on the use of six sigma methodology in both the manufacturing and service industries. Topics will include introducing students to the DMAIC steps for process improvement, while having the ability to apply those steps through a service learning project with a real organization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Specialized topics in financial accounting. The accounting treatment of mergers and acquisitions, with special attention to the preparation of consolidated financial statements at the date of acquisition and post-acquisition. An overview of accounting for inter-company profit and asset transfers. Partnership accounting and accounting for foreign currency translation. Prerequisite: BUS 362.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
no description available at this time
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using business knowledge and analytical skills, students develop professional level oral and written communication skills. Experiential learning exercises provide opportunities to develop strategic solutions to situations confronting a hypothetical organization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores essential oral communication skills for professional settings. Students will develop proficiencies relevant for leadership, conflict resolution, debate, group interactions, group facilitation, and decision making. Applications will include various forms of message delivery, such as presentations, impromptu speaking activities, and simulations of common professional communication scenarios.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental principles of capitalist macroeconomics including growth and recession, inflation, unemployment, the role of government regulation, economic development, and trade. Micro topics include supply and demand, market structure, and market failure.

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*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.