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The accounting and financial management program, offered on weekends and online at Hiram College, develops your abilities to evaluate, analyze and critique business strategies and transactions based on a complex body of accounting, tax, auditing and cost management principles.
This adult degree program also further enables you to recognize the financial and economic impact of such business strategies, use and develop financial models to assist in the analysis of business strategies, and effectively communicate the results of such analysis. The program is an ideal fit for students hoping to take convenient weekend accounting courses in Northeast Ohio.
For students not planning to pursue careers in public accounting:
The bachelor’s degree program in accounting and financial management prepares students for a variety of careers in business, industry, finance, nonprofit organizations or government.
The state of Ohio has three options for students wishing to pursue CPA licensure:
Option 1 – Additional undergraduate hours: Students may take extra courses at the undergraduate level to obtain the required 150 semester hours of college credit needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Option 2 – Associate, bachelor’s or no degree and the GMAT: Students who earn a score of 620 or above on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and meet the CPA exam requirements below may sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Option 3 – Graduate school: Students may take the additional hours in a graduate school program of their choice. Hiram College has an agreement with Bowling Green State University and Case Western Reserve University that enables students to apply and be accepted at the end of their junior year to Bowling Green or Case’s Master of Accountancy program, a program that begins after the students graduate from Hiram College and may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis.
30 semester hours of accounting courses in the following areas:
24 semester hours of business courses which would include finance, management, economics, and marketing, as well as “business” courses designated as such by a college or university (business law, business communications, business statistics, etc).
Several of the courses offered as part of the bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial management will satisfy some of these areas. Please consult with a program counselor to plan an appropriate course of study.
If you’re hoping to earn your bachelor’s degree and take finance courses in Northeast Ohio, contact Hiram College today to learn more.