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Southern Oregon University

Online Degree Completion Program Degree Options

There are three business options offered online:

1.  Management

2.  Accounting 

Management Option (20 credits)

Required Courses (8 credits)

BA476 Business Ethics
BA475 Organizational Behavior

Electives (12 credits)

In addition to the two required courses in this option, students may select any combination of three additional business management courses. Students specializing in financial, operations, or human resource management should discuss this with an advisor to ensure they select four courses that conform to their area of interest.

 Accounting Option

 Students may select from one of two tracks:

 Track I: Public Accounting:  for students interested in careers in any area of accounting: public, private, or government (36 credits)

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • Intermediate Accounting I, II (BA 351, 352, 4 credits each)
  • Introduction to Taxation (BA 453, 4 credits)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (BA 451, 4 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems (BA 454, 4 credits)
  • Auditing I (BA 455, 4 credits)

Elective Courses: (12 hours required)

  • Intermediate Accounting III (BA 353, 4 credits)
  • Auditing II (BA 456, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Taxation (BA 457, 4 credits)
  • CPA Review (BA 465A & B, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Accounting Topics I (BA 458, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Accounting Topics II (BA 459, 4 credits)
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management (BA 460, 4 credits)
  • Corporate Law (BA 478, 4 credits)

Oregon requires 225 credit hours for CPA licensing. It is recommended that students seeking the CPA take as many of the above classes as they can in preparation.

 Track II: Management Accounting (24 credits)

Track II is for students interested in accounting from a management and systems perspective. Students who would like to become CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) should see Track I.

Required Courses (16 hours required):

  • Intermediate Accounting I, II (BA 351, 352, 4 credits each)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (BA 451, 4 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems (BA 454, 4 credits)

Elective Courses (8 hours required):

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis III (BA 353, 4 credits)
  • Introduction to Taxation (BA 453, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Business Application of Databases (BA 384, 4 credits)
  • Business Information Systems Design (BA 484, 4 credits)
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management (BA 460, 4 credits)
  • Advanced Management Information Systems (BA 497, 4 credits)

Note that BA324 (Business Communication) can be taken in lieu of BA385 (for accounting majors only) or as an elective.

Students working toward the accounting option should choose a faculty advisor from the accounting area for assistance with program planning.