Post Baccalaureate Accounting

Looking to make a transition to an accounting career? You’re not alone! Because it offers competitive salaries and predictable credentials, accounting is a great field for career-changers.  

Our program is designed for anyone with a baccalaureate degree who wishes to complete the coursework for a second degree in accounting. It also allows for easy transition into our Master of Science in Accounting program.

Our flexible, evening classes are designed for working adults, so you can fit in classes without quitting your job.


Program Highlights

Program Highlights

  • Average time to completion is 18 months for a full-time student
  • Flexible evening courses
  • Excellent job outlook with great earning potential
  • Seamless transition into the Master’s in Accounting program
  • Personalized career coaching from dedicated faculty
  • Because this is a bachelor's degree program, it is eligible for federal financial aid as well as a broadly available scholarship and grant funding

If you're seeking a career change or entrance into the accounting field, this is the program for you.

Degree Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate bachelor's degree in accounting is designed for students wishing to pursue a second bachelor's degree in accounting.
Prerequisite Courses
The following courses must be completed to be eligible for the program.  The courses below may be offered by Edgewood College.
  • Communications
  • College Writing
  • Statistics
  • Business Math
  • Critical Thinking
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
Core Edgewood College Courses
  • Cor 2 – Volunteer Income Tax I & II
  • Cor 3 – UAORG494
  • Religious Studies
Accounting Courses
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Systems
  • Income Tax Accounting I
  • Income Tax Accounting II
Business Courses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Law
  • Managing Information and Technology
  • A Business or Accounting Elective

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2023-2024 year is $1094 per credit for 11 or fewer credits per term.  The total cost of completing your degree will depend on any transfer credits you may have from other institutions and how many credits you take per semester. 

Our admissions counselors would be happy to meet with you to create a personalized degree completion plan that would include an estimate of your total cost.

The following links provide helpful information about the career outlook for accountants:

Financing your Edgewood College Degree

We have worked with thousands of students who have questioned how they could afford to complete their education.  Our dedicated counselors will work with you to find creative solutions including tuition reimbursement plans, third party billing options, monthly payment plans, and help you navigate the federal financial aid process.  Whatever your situation, we will work with you to support your future.

For more information, please contact Edgewood Central at ecentral@edgewood.edu or call us at (608) 663-4300.

Learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Admission Requirements

New students may enroll in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Application deadlines:
          Fall - August 1
          Spring - January 1
          Summer - May 1

To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following:

  1. Completed application. This application is for students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, certificate, or take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The graduate application fee is waived for graduates of Edgewood College and for veterans.
  2. Official transcripts reflecting completion of a baccalaureate from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application.
International Students
International students are eligible to apply for the program.  To learn more about international student requirements, please click here


Career Outcomes

Whether you’re pursuing a career in the public, private, or not-for-profit sector, you’ll have the educational training, the work experiences and the networking opportunities to succeed.  Our curriculum provides a deep understanding of the complex and dynamic world of accounting, preparing you for careers in public accounting in audit and tax, private accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting. 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics cites excellent employment opportunities with high mean wages for those with a degree in accounting.  Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services professionals all can earn as much as $40 per hour (or $83,700 per year), on average. 

Faculty and Staff

Victoria M. Palmisano, MA, MBA, MLS, PhD, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor
BA, Tulane University
MA, University of New Orleans
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Masters of Legal Studies, The University of Arizona
PhD, University of New Orleans

Jacob Gill, MS, Accounting Program Coordinator & Lecturer
BBA, Edgewood College
MS, Edgewood College

Stephanie Douglas, MS, PhD, Organizational Leadership and Change Coordinator & Lecturer
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
PhD, Colorado State University

Fazel Hayati, MBA, PhD, Professor of Management
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
PhD, Auburn University

Ken Kavajecz, MS, PhD, Professor of Finance
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MS, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
PhD, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

Leigh Maxwell, MA, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
MA, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
PhD, The Ohio State University

Xiaodong Kuang, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dan Schroeder, PhD, Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Leadership 
BS, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 
MA, Western Michigan University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Kayla StajkoviΔ‡ CPA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management 
BS, St. Cloud State University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Raj Kamal, MS, MBA, Senior Lecturer 
BA, Delhi University – St Stephen’s College
MBA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
MS, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management

Annette Mondry, MEd, PhD, Senior Lecturer 
MEd, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Justin Wilder, Professional Advisor 
BA, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point


Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The Post-Bacc. Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone: 312-263-0456  or 800-621-7440

Links of Interest
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