At Bay Path, we recognize accounting as an essential function of business, large or small, profit or non-profit, and we prepare our students to excel within the profession.
As an accountant, you must enjoy working with numbers, but more important, you must understand what those numbers represent for an organization. Your work provides critical insight into the health of a bottom line, a check and balance for fiscal integrity, or an analysis that could lead to a new way of doing business. Love of math, details, and organization are good qualities you must have as an accountant, but also think of communication skills. Often, you will be working with teams—and you’ll interact with clients. The art of negotiation, too, is a vital part of your day-to-day life. Accounting principles have remained the same, but the profession of accounting is constantly evolving.
Bay Path’s accounting programs provide the business skills and technical knowledge you need in current dynamic business environment. By studying accounting, you will:
Gain a broad foundation of core business concepts
Put fundamental accounting theories into practice
Have the opportunity to pursue professional licensure
Participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Prepare for success in a wide range of professions
Did You Know?
Women are 63% of all accountants and auditors in the U.S. – and leadership opportunities continue to expand. Explore, discuss and develop your leadership style with Bay Path’s Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program.