The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at City University of Seattle provides a firm foundation in global business, research, critical thinking, communication and technology while providing students an excellent foundation for examination to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). If you’re looking to develop skills in research, analysis and critical thinking, but still maintain an ability to communicate well on a layman’s level, a bachelor’s degree in accounting may be for you. CityU of Seattle’s undergraduate accounting program will prepare you for lifelong learning in the ever-changing field of accounting.
CityU offers an online accounting program in addition to a mixed-mode program, with some courses available in a traditional classroom setting. We designed the program to fit around your life so you can enter the high-demand accounting profession with little disruption. Talk to an advisor to get more details about CityU’s online accounting program today.
Many of our graduates go on to specialize as cost accountants, staff accountants, tax accountants or auditors, but since accounting is the “language of business”, we’ve seen alumni go on to rewarding business careers in a variety of roles:
- financial manager
- financial analyst
- public accountant
- accounting manager
- cost accountant
- tax accountant
Applying to get your bachelor’s degree in accounting from CityU is quick and painless. If you have a high school diploma or equivalent, contact a School of Management advisor to learn more about getting your Bachelor of Science in Accounting online with CityU. For scholarship options, see the AICPA website.
Lower-Division Requirements (90)
College Mathematics: 5
Social Sciences: 15
Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 15
Upper-Division Requirements (90)
A Q&A with Susan Mundy, Director, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Q: What is your terminal degree in and where did you get it from?
A: MBA from Saint Martins University.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I love to be outside in the sun. Needless to say gardening is a love of mine, particularly flowers. I also like to walk and ride bicycles. When it’s raining I stay inside and cook or read. All of these activities are much more enjoyable when accompanied by at least one grandchild.
Q: What classes do you teach?
A: I particularly enjoy financial accounting courses such as Principles of Accounting and the Intermediate Accounting series. I worked in Public Accounting and later for industry. All of my jobs have involved aspects of financial accounting, so I think these courses align nicely with my work experience.
Q: Why did you decide to start teaching?
A: When I was in the corporate world, my boss explained the company had a need for corporate training and the decision had been made to staff the classes in-house. He asked if I would be interested in teaching a class. It sounded like fun so I heartily agreed. I asked about books, notes, PowerPoints, problems sets and he told me that I would be creating all of my materials. Many weeks later, I began delivering classes, and had a blast teaching. When my boss called me back in to provide feedback he told me he thought I had missed my calling, that I was a natural teacher. That’s when I decided to give academia a try.
Q: Why do you enjoy teaching at CityU?
A: At CityU our students tend to be a bit older than a traditional student, more in the 25-35 age range for a bachelor’s degree. Most students have some work experience and return to school because they want a career, not a job. They come to school knowing they want a degree, that it will take a lot of hard work, and that they will have to sacrifice personally and financially to do so. Our students work hard and have a sense of pride in their achievements. I love being able to partner with them to earn their education. When they walk the platform at graduation, pass the CPA exam, receive a promotion, or send me a thank you note for sticking with them when they struggled, I have the privilege of sharing in their success. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
Q: What’s one thing you always tell your students that may or may not relate to your class?
A: You will work for most years of your life. For most of us, work will consume more of our time than family or friends. All of us deserve to have a career that we love and helps us roll out of bed in positive frame of mind. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting serves as a springboard for a plethora of career options. If you don’t like financial accounting, there is cost accounting or tax accounting or audit or management or entrepreneurship. You owe it to yourself to earn a degree that will provide career options that compliment your skills and interests.
Q: What might you tell a student who was thinking of taking one of your classes?
A: This class will be demanding. I understand the learning that needs to take place during this class so students will be prepared for their first job in accounting. I will come prepared, ready to teach, provide feedback, and give you opportunities to grow and learn. Are you ready to make the commitment to learn?