Transform Numbers into Strategy with a Degree in Accounting
A BA in Accounting equips you with the foundational knowledge and insight needed to navigate and influence the dynamic landscape of business. This program not only instills an understanding of financial principles but also cultivates an analytical mindset.
As an accounting major, you will learn to uncover patterns, trends, and potential opportunities that can help inform critical business strategy. You will be able to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of organizations by providing them with the expertise to make informed decisions, optimize financial resources, and drive sustainable success.
With an accounting degree, you'll discover a wide variety of careers that go far beyond the conventional number-crunching roles. You can find positions such as auditors or tax accountants, but can also become a forensic accountant, management accountant, financial analyst or sustainable accountant. Obtaining certification as a Public Accountant (CPA) can lead to exciting roles in entrepreneurship or consulting, enabling you to leverage your financial expertise in innovative and impactful ways.
A Christian Framework
With a Vanguard accounting degree, you are not just gaining technical expertise; you are cultivating a unique foundation deeply rooted in values. The integration of Christian principles into your academic journey provides a moral compass that extends beyond balance sheets and financial statements. It instills a sense of ethical responsibility, emphasizing honesty, transparency, and service to others. This distinct approach to education shapes you into not just a proficient accountant but a principled professional.
While pursuing your accounting degree at Vanguard, you can also meet the 150-unit requirement for California Certified Public Accountant exam. Close faculty mentorship ensures students can manage program requirements and successfully complete this professional preparation requirement within 4 years.
Vanguard faculty are not just educators but valuable gateways to professional connections. The accounting faculty has extensive networks within the industry, offering you a unique advantage when it comes to internships and job placement. Attending career fairs, networking events, and workshops facilitated by your professors can open doors to internship opportunities and lay the groundwork for future job placements. By tapping into these networks, you'll find yourself well-positioned for success in securing valuable hands-on experience and launching your career.