About the Program
Whitworth designed the B.A. in management and accounting major to prepare you to take the CPA exam. To access the education requirements for taking the CPA exam, go to the Board of Accountancy for Washington State web site. If you don’t need the 150-credit degree and you don’t plan to take the CPA exam, but you want the accounting and management coursework for other reasons, we have an option for you.
For other flexible degree plans, please talk with one of our advisors. With all degree plans, coursework requirements vary depending on credits transferred to the university. See “How Credits Transfer” to find out more.
Curriculum for B.A. in Management & Accounting
Organizational Management Sequence (36 credits)
Human Behavior in Organizations
Management of Human Resources
Employment Laws and Regulations
Applied Economic Principles
Managerial Accounting and Finance
Cross-Cultural/International Business Communication
Ethics in Management
Organizational Development and Change
Accounting Sequence (22-30 credits)
Intermediate Accounting I & II
Principles of Auditing
Introduction to Taxation
General Education Requirements and Electives
All degrees from Whitworth must include general education, major(s), and electives as needed to complete degree requirements. Total credits will vary depending on credits transferred from other institutions.
Whitworth General Education Requirements for Evening Studies
Fitness and Wellness
*World Languages & Cultures
American Diversity Studies
Math or Statistics
*For evening students only, the world languages & cultures requirement may be met in the following ways: a three-credit conversational language course specifically designed for Whitworth evening students; a full year (eight semester credits or 15 quarter credits) of world languages & cultures at Whitworth or another university.
Choose your path:
I want a bachelor’s degree that includes both business & accounting.
Whitworth’s new B.A. in management & accounting gives you the best of everything: a contemporary and comprehensive major in organizational management, along with coursework in accounting that will prepare you for taking the CPA exam or working in accounting-related fields.p>
I have a business-related bachelor’s degree, but I want to study accounting and take the CPA exam or enhance my career in an accounting-related field.
The accounting coursework in Whitworth’s B.A. in Management and Accounting Program does just that. Depending on the courses you completed in your business-related bachelor’s degree, you can complete the accounting coursework necessary to prepare you to take the CPA exam in as little as 24 credits. Or if you’re looking to enhance your career by adding accounting proficiency to your skill set, our accounting sequence is perfect for you.
I don’t have any college credits, but I’m ready to start. Can I pursue the management and accounting degree?
Absolutely. Whitworth’s evening, accelerated-format classes let you complete all the requirements you need for your bachelor’s degree in a reasonable length of time – even if you work full time.