Help the Numbers Tell a Story

Financial data is the lifeblood of most organizations. As an accountant, you become the guardian of that lifeblood and the one who hears what it is saying.

Use Belhaven’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in accounting to strengthen your skills as a keeper and interpreter of the numbers. Study entirely online with flexible seven-week classes. Earn your degree and keep your life going. You receive a Belhaven education on your own terms.

And, when you’re finished with your degree (124 credit hours), you’ll be ready to keep and protect financial records and serve as a key advisor to management. This degree opens up careers in public, tax, government, corporate, managerial and not-for-profit accounting, as well as auditing and internal auditing.

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Why You'll Love Accounting at Belhaven

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members will be your mentors. They’re experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They’ll know you by name, and they’ll push you to succeed at the highest level.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Diverse Career Paths

Accounting professionals can pursue various roles, such as public accountants, management accountants, government accountants, internal auditors, and forensic accountants, according to the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA).

Skills In Demand

A 2021 report by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) found that the top skills in demand for accounting professionals include data analytics, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.

4% Growth

Employment growth for accountants & auditors through 2032, according to BLS.

100% Online

Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

$78,000 Wage

Median annual wage for accountants and auditors in May 2022, according to BLS.

What Can You Do with an Accounting Degree?

  • Auditor
  • Corporate accountant
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Government accountant
  • Managerial accountant
  • Nonprofit accountant
  • Public accountant
  • Tax accountant

Accounting at Belhaven Teaches You How To...

  • Audit
  • Direct accounting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations
  • Manage federal taxation of individuals and of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships
  • Perform cost accounting for managerial decision-making
  • Perform forensic accounting
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Understand business law
  • Use computer applications for accounting

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

A Belhaven Education Opens Doors

Your courses are thorough and relevant, and you gain an ethical clarity at Belhaven that makes you invaluable to businesses. Many Belhaven students land accounting jobs before they even finish their degrees.

When you complete the online accounting degree program, you’ll qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. However, you may need additional course work to meet the 150-hour requirement. If you plan to take the CPA exam in other states, be sure to must check with your state’s board of public accountancy verify that you qualify.

Majoring in Accounting at Belhaven

What You'll Learn

Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents—things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $435
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $348

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13