Accounting Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Major

See also Finance

Improve Business Efficiency & Profitability

Accounting is much more than a “desk job”—but an opportunity to bring efficiency, profitability, and information to businesses, ministries, or individuals. PCC’s accounting concentration offers a wide range of instruction in accounting procedure and theory to prepare students for working in a variety of industries, entering graduate school, or continuing their professional studies toward becoming a CPA.

Taught from a Christian perspective, the program provides a foundation in understanding cash, accounts receivable, inventories, investments, cash flow, and related basic accounting issues. With training in both the how’s and why’s of accounting, students learn to analyze costs, work with financial investments, study individual/corporate taxation, and use computer-based accounting.

Students select accounting courses for their area of interest, such as starting a business, working in corporations, pursuing a CPA, or serving in a Christian ministry. They can choose advanced courses that cover government/not-for-profit accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and partnership/corporate taxation.

PCC’s program emphasizes a conservative, biblical approach to investing and financial planning, which is essential to entrepreneurial and corporate success.

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High School Preparation

Recommended high school preparation for an accounting concentration is two units of algebra. Opportunities are available to make up this deficiency. In this case, time required to complete an accounting degree could be expected to increase.

Recommended Course Sequence

Graduate Perspective

The accounting field is a very diverse and challenging field. Businesses are now frequently calling upon accountants to evaluate their business operations and highlight areas in which they can improve. These businesses require the strong analytical skills that I have developed from courses such as Advanced Taxation, Auditing, and Advanced Financial Accounting. Through these courses, I thoroughly learned the current accounting principles and conceptual issues. As a result, I feel more than prepared to begin my career at a large regional accounting firm as a staff accountant.

Ben K. ’12

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