Limited Time for Pursuing a Degree?

Join Thomas Edison State College on your time and get the degree you want, when you want. Our accounting programs are tailor-made just for adult learners and CPAs like you.

December 18, 2008
Sponsored by Thomas Edison State College

The Accounting Program at Thomas Edison State College enables adult learners to pursue their education without sacrificing their personal and professional obligations. Programs are offered completely online and are designed for:

  • Busy adults interested in completing their college degree and entering the field of accounting
  • Accountants and recent college graduates interested in becoming certified public accountants
  • Accountants interested in becoming organizational leaders within their companies

Thomas Edison State College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting and a Master of Science in Management.

Meeting an Unprecedented Demand

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of accounting is expected to grow from 18 percent to 26 percent from 2004 to 2014 (faster than average). Most positions in the industry require at least a bachelor's degree. To become a certified public accountant (CPA), candidates must have 150 credit hours of accredited education and pass a standardized CPA exam. In other words, CPA candidates need a bachelor's degree plus an additional 30 credit hours of education.

Today, there are relatively few students graduating with accounting degrees to fill the rapidly escalating demand. Thomas Edison State College provides flexible opportunities for adults to enter the field, earn the additional credit hours needed to become a CPA and position themselves for professional advancement.

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting is designed for adult learners interested in becoming accountants and auditors. The program ensures college-level competence of financial, managerial and cost accounting analyzing earnings performance and auditing, as well as the principles of finance, business and the arts and sciences. Students interested in becoming certified public accountants can seamlessly integrate this program into the CPA and Master's Option.

CPA and Master's Option

This option provides accountants who possess a bachelor's degree but who are not yet certified with an opportunity to earn the extra credits needed to become a CPA and earn a master's degree at the same time. The College can award candidates six credits for taking the CPA exam and enroll them in the Master of Science in Management program, where they can earn the remaining 30 credits needed for certification as well as the master's degree.

A College Exclusively for Adults

Thomas Edison State College has one of the most flexible transfer credit policies in the country. If you studied at a regionally accredited community college, you may transfer up to 80 credits to Thomas Edison State College and up to 120 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution. In addition, students may earn credit through online courses, examination programs, independent study courses and by demonstrating college-level knowledge in a specific degree requirement that has been acquired outside the classroom.

Learn More

Thomas Edison State College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. To learn more about the Accounting Program at Thomas Edison State College, contact us at (888) 442-8372 or cpainfo@tesc.edu or visit www.tesc.edu.