The Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Introduction

Accounting consists of gathering and dealing with business and finance data of an organization, to provide information so that management decisions can be made. Accounting is not restricted to enterprise, banks, corporations, schools or hospitals but extended to accounting services, auditing, and tax.

The Bachelor's Degree in Accounting of Ho Chi Minh City Open University provides fundamental knowledge about economics, management, and finance as well as in-depth knowledge and skills in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, tax and accounting information system. The program is practically oriented to career to help learners to grab employment opportunities during the study process, enabling them to get promotion after graduation.

COURSE INFORMATION

Benefits

Associated with Career

The demand of accounting is enormous and various in the economy. Accounting is needed not only for small household businesses, industrial corporations, enterprises, state organizations but also for schools, hospitals, churches, etc.
Each professional certificate is designed in the study program to help learners be able to start their job early, and develop their ability step by step. Right after the first two semesters, learners are expected to possess sufficient knowledge and skills to begin their career as accountants. After six semesters (about two years), learners will be able to be in charge of general accounting for enterprises. For the rest of their study, around Semester 5 – Semester 6, they accumulate general courses and additional ones as well so that they can be granted the bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 90% of the program content is delivered via the internet. Therefore, learners can get access to lessons, learning materials or exercises anywhere, anytime with a desktop, laptop, or a smartphone connected to the internet. Regarding the experiences, students can see the videos directly, or download in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts.

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory together with practical illustrations relating to Accounting. Besides, learners come to class once in a semester on Saturday or Sunday to practice on accounting software and exchange ideas with corporate experts.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Teachers of the courses are in charge of each learner’s learning process. Also, students can exchange ideas with classmates or with their teachers via the school forum. Regarding technical problems, students can contact the school’s consultancy center.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor Degree in Accounting belongs to the national degree system. By having this degree, learners can study master’s degree.

Reasonable Tuition

The average tuition is 480,000/credit and is paid each semester according to the number of courses registered. Students are provided with learning materials and access to free-of-charge learning resources.

Academic Program

The program content of the Online Bachelor in Accounting includes all knowledge equivalent to that of the face-to-face undergraduate program of the same major. However, it is practically oriented towards career. Learners will complete their professional certificates prior to graduation to grab employment opportunities at the earliest time. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, enabling students to broaden the understanding of the current context to develop great thinking.

Covering 40 courses with 115 credits (except foreign languages and information technology), the program is normally delivered within 11 semesters. Although learners can slow down or accelerate their study pace, they have to accomplish these courses in the following order:

Study Skills
Basic Accounting Certificate
Enterprise Accounting Certificate
Professional Accounting Certificate
Business Environment Certificate
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

The academic can be summarized as follows

Study Skills

This course provides all necessary skills that help learners understand their learning process thoroughly, use IT competently for online learning, and develop themselves and their careers.
1. Study Skills

Basic Accounting Certificate

This certificate ensures an accountant’s professional competence at the primary level working in enterprises; he/she will be able to:

 - do the books based on indentifying, analyzing basic transactions;

 - Apply his/her basic knowledge about finance, management, and tax to serve his/her task;

 - Apply Excel tables and accounting software.
2. Accounting and Business
3. Principles of Accounting
4. Principles of Management
5. Tax and Business Operations
6. Financial Accounting 1
6. Financial Accounting 1
8. Corporate Finance 1
9. Accounting Practice 1

Enterprise Accounting Certificate

This certificate ensures an accountant’s professional competence and experience in an enterprise; he/she will be able to

  - Complete most of the accountant’s tasks in all three areas: financial accounting, management accounting, and tax accounting;

  - Use accounting software competently as well as supporting Excel tables.
10. Principles of Marketing
11. Corporate Accounting 2
12. Management accounting
13. Accounting Information System 1
14. Financial Accounting 3
15. Accounting Information System 2
16. Tax Accounting  
17. Accounting Practice 2

Professional Accounting Certificate

This certificate ensures the accountant’s professional competence at the general enterprise accounting; he/she can:

  - Establish, protect and explain the financial report to the boss, the auditor, the tax or bank.

  - Manage the staff and coordinate the tasks.

  - Design the information system to provide reports to the related parties.

  - Evaluate and offer solutions to make all procedures perfect, analyze other financial statements and statistic data to give appropriate proposals.
18. Financial Statements Analysis
19. Auditing 1
20. Professional Accounting Competence
21. Personnel Management
22. Business Statistics
23. Accounting Practice 3        

The Business Environment Certificate

This certificate provides knowledge about the economic, legal and social environment that affects an enterprise’s operation. Upon completion of the certificate, the learners will be able to:

  - Identify and analyze organizational and operational characteristics affecting the ways in which accounting is handled and financial statements are made.

  - Applying knowledge to organizing and performing accounting work at the organizations through the application of appropriate technology solutions.
24. Commercial Banking
25. Accounting of Banking
26. Finance for Public Sector
27. Accounting for Public Sector

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

After having accumulated all these certificates mentioned above, learners will have to study other required courses to be granted bachelor's degree in Accounting. Compulsory courses include politics, mathematics, basic finance, information technology, and a foreign language. Instead of having to study a foreign language and information technology, learners can replace them by submitting equivalent certificates.
28. Micro - Economics
29. Macro - Economics
30. Introduction to Law
31. Law on Business
32 Introduction to Sociology
33. Introduction to Psychology
34. Money and Banking
35. Advanced Mathematics
36. Probability theory and statistics theory
37. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology
38. Revolutionary line of the Vietnamese Communist Party
39. Basic Principles of Marxism – Leninism 1
40. Basic Principles of Marxism – Leninism 2

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to be admitted to the Accounting Bachelor's Degree Program have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:
  + A high school degree or an equivalent following the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training is required.
  + A degree of Associate in Accounting or a Bachelor's degree for those who want to have some courses exempted

IT requirements:

Since most of the contents are carried out via the Internet, learners should have many minimum facilities as follows:
Desktop or laptop
Although mobile devices can be used for most learning activities, learners have to use desktops or laptops to do exercises in some courses.
Internet connection: Minimum 3Mpbs.

Minimum Operating system:

+ Windows XP/2000/2003;
+ Mac OS X;
+ Netware 6;
+ Solaris 10 (Sparc and x64);
+ Linux Distributions

Minimum Browser:

+ Firefox 4;
+ Internet Explorer 10;
+ Safari 5;
+ Google Chrome 11;
+ Opera 9.