Bachelor of Arts in Management & Accounting
Whitworth's management and accounting program can prepare you to:
- earn your bachelor's degree in organizational management and accounting;
- qualify for the CPA exam with accounting courses only; or
- complete your MBA as you earn the credits needed to take the CPA exam (ask your advisor how).
|Course Format||Evening, six-week courses (occasional Saturdays)|
|Locations||North Spokane, U-District|
|Average Completion Time||4 years with A.A. or select A.A.S. degree transfer, attending part time
6-6.5 years with no transfer credits, attending part time
Ask your advisor how you can complete your degree sooner.
|Application Deadline||Four weeks prior to start date|
- Classes meet twice weekly, in the evening.
- Six- and nine-week courses help you complete your degree faster.
- Your books are provided and delivered to you the first night of class.
- Courses are available downtown in the U-District.
- Prior-learning portfolio assessment is available.
Whitworth's B.A. in Management & Accounting Program is offered in a cohort format. Once you begin either the management or accounting major sequence, you'll be part of a small group (approximately 20 students) that takes each course, one at a time, and completes the major together. Because you'll stay with the same group of students throughout each program, you'll have the chance to develop a stronger sense of community and collaborative learning while instructors build upon a knowledge base that increases with each successive course.
Already have an A.A. or A.A.S. degree?
With either an A.A. or select A.A.S. degree from a community college, you may transfer to Whitworth's management and accounting program as a junior, receiving 60-64 semester credits toward your bachelor's degree.
List of A.A.S. degrees eligible for transfer.
More information regarding Whitworth's "upside-down" degree program.
Prior Learning Portfolio
If you've obtained knowledge through experience outside of the traditional classroom, you may earn up to 32 semester credits toward your degree through portfolio assessment. This option is for individuals who are self-motivated and highly analytical, and it involves knowledge assessment, documentation, third-party verification and an understanding of college-level learning expectations. Examples of appropriate college-level learning might be work-related training seminars or self-directed study. Contact the Whitworth School of Continuing Studies for more information.
Whitworth designed the management and accounting major to prepare you to take the CPA exam. If you don't need the 150-credit degree and you don't plan to take the CPA exam, but you want the accounting and management coursework for others reasons, we have an option for you, as well. For other convenient degree plans, or to receive a complimentary transcript evaluation, please talk with one of our advisors.
For course descriptions and learning outcomes of this major, please view the course catalog.
Organizational Management Major Sequence - 36 credits
Courses for the major may be completed in just 18 months. Time to degree completion varies, depending on courseload and transfer credits.
|SP 351||Group Dynamics||3 credits|
|BU 352||Human Behavior In Organizations||3 credits|
|BU 354||Management of Human Resources||3 credits|
|BU 457||Employment Laws and Regulations||3 credits|
|BU 356||Managerial Marketing||3 credits|
|EC 356||Applied Economic Principles||3 credits|
|BU 355||Managerial Accounting & Finance||3 credits|
|CS 459||Managing Technology||3 credits|
|BU 460||Applied Cross-Cultural Communication||3 credits|
|BU 461||Ethics in Management||3 credits|
|BU 458||Strategic Management||3 credits|
|BU 353W||Organizational Development and Change||3 credits|
Accounting Major Sequence – 24-30 credits
Courses for the accounting sequence may be completed in less than two years. Time to degree completion varies, depending on course load and transfer credits.
|BU 230||Financial Accounting||Prerequisite|
|BU 231||Managerial Accounting||Prerequisite|
|BU 357||Financial Management||3 credits|
|BU 334||Intermediate Accounting I||4 credits|
|BU 335||Intermediate Accounting II||4 credits|
|BU 466W||Principles of Auditing||3 credits|
|BU 336||Introduction to Taxation||4 credits|
|BU 332||Cost Accounting||3 credits|
|BU 240||Business Law||3 credits|
|Accounting electives||Dependent on credits transferred|
General Education Requirements & Electives
All adult education programs from Whitworth must include general education and elective coursework to complete degree requirements. Some of the requirements may be met by courses offered in the major. Check with an advisor for details.
Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate - 126
Total credits needed at Whitworth will vary depending on credits transferred from other institutions and/or earned on college-level examinations. Organizational management students may also prepare a learning portfolio to qualify for additional credits.
Minimum Credits Needed for CPA Exam - 150
To access the education requirements for taking the CPA exam, visit the Board of Accountancy for Washington State website.