The College of Central Florida is adding a new accounting specialization to its Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management degree starting this fall due to the demand for employees in that industry.
The specialization will be offered in eight-week terms at the Ocala Campus and will provide students with the educational foundation for management careers within the accounting, auditing, banking, nonprofit and other financial organizations. Students will complete 15 credit hours in upper division courses focused on the basics of accounting, auditing and taxation.
If a student has earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts they can seamlessly enter this program. The specialization facilitates entry into a master’s degree program, which leads to a pathway for the student to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.
“The college is excited to launch the Accounting specialization at the bachelor’s level this fall semester,” said Dr. Rob Wolf, dean of Business, Technology and Career and Technical Education. “The student will not only receive extensive knowledge of accounting, but also a strong foundation of business theory.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an additional 140,300 new accounting and auditing jobs by 2026, or 10 percent job growth. Accountants rank No. 7 in the Best Business Jobs, No. 8 in Best Stem Jobs, and No. 36 in the 100 Best Jobs. According to CareerSource, accountants rank No. 5 in high-skill, high-wage jobs in the tricounty area with an annual growth rate of 2.3 percent.
CF currently offers an Accounting Technology Associate in Science program and three Accounting Certificates.
To learn more about the program, visit CF.edu/Business.