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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

With a business administration degree with an accounting concentration, graduates can choose from a variety of careers in all business sectors – government, corporate, and nonprofit.  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. This program will give you the information you need to work with business and organizations of all sizes.  Whether you choose to be a Certified Public Accountant or to keep the books for a small business, this degree will prepare you for it all.

""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 gives you the practical knowledge you'll need to stand out as an 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. 

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

Our business administration program will prepare you to meet the changing demands of dynamic global markets and grant you leadership skills that will serve you well in any organization.
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Prerequisites & 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
    • American History or American Government


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.



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.


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