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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

Whether in audit, tax, financial advising, compliance, managerial, forensic, or risk management, the accountant makes an important contribution to quality decision making in any business arena.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is issued by The School of Business at USC Aiken, one of USC's senior campuses.


Palmetto College’s Business Administration program, with a concentration in Accounting, is designed to prepare you for success in accounting-related fields such as audit manager, tax manager, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and tax accounting.  Our business administration program will prepare you to communicate clearly, work independently and in diverse groups, and solve problems from local to global levels.

Students will:

  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills
  • Achieve an appreciation for diversity and the global nature of business
  • Learn how to work well within a team
  • Establish a strong ethical compass
  • Learn business best practices and “soft skills”
  • Gain familiarity with business technology
  • Be prepared for CPA exam

Click here to view the curriculum.


Program Highlight - Accreditation

AACSB LogoPalmetto College's Business Administration program is the only online business degree completion program in South Carolina to be fully accredited by AACSB International.

AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for business programs worldwide, and is held by fewer than 10 percent of all business schools around the world. Having an AACSB undergraduate business degree facilitates admission to an AACSB-accredited MBA program in the future. AACSB accreditation also ensures that a business school's curriculum is up-to-date, that business courses are taught by qualified faculty and that student learning is regularly assessed within a culture of continuous improvement.


Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in business?

Palmetto College's Business Administration program with a concentration in Accounting gives you the practical knowledge you'll need to stand out as a job candidate. Our business curriculum has been developed to reflect today's employers' real-world needs, so you'll graduate with the problem-solving skills that will get you hired and promoted in the modern marketplace.

A bachelor's degree in business will prepare you to meet the changing demands of dynamic global markets and grant you leadership skills that will server you well in any organization.


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completion of the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Survey of Calculus (or higher-level Calculus)
    • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
    • Macro- or Microeconomics
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Natural Science with or without a Lab
    • Social or Behavioral Science
    • Humanities
    • World Civilization


Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about 2 ½ years—the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year, with the option to take your courses 100% online or in a blended format.

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances. If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites and would like to request a pre-evaluation of your previous college work, please talk with a Palmetto College representative before applying. 

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.

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