Jackson State University recently announced two online professional accounting programs that will begin in the fall semester.
“Professionally, the program will be the same as our in-person university programs in terms of curriculum,” said Dr. Fidelis Ikem, dean of Jackson State College and Business in a press release. “The eight-week course will provide students with financial and accounting skills to prepare them for the accounting and business sector.
“The application deadline for accounting courses is the same as the application deadline at our university…which is September 1 for traditional students and August 20 for online students. The two new programs online align with strategic student success and academic performance of JSU.”
Students who enroll in the school will have free admission for the fall semester, but otherwise the program will cost nearly $3,000, the press release said. Students will also have access to a Becker CPA preparation program, sponsored by Deloitte.
“The Master of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration will also be available for in-person learning,” the press release reads.
“We have accepted several students so far…who we believe will be a great addition to the program,” said Ikem. “The program will offer performance across business administration and accounting, finance and entrepreneurship.
“JSU students will have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in accounting through the CPA Exam Preparatory Courses. Students must complete 150 hours to qualify for the CPA exam according to university guidelines. ”
“The JSU College of Business is among the 6% of business schools worldwide accredited by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business,” school officials said. “This differentiates business and accounting programs from other institutions in terms of quality, rigor and relevance.”
Ikem said the courses in the accounting program will expand the university’s reach in the state and beyond.
“It gives us another tool in our portfolio to meet the needs of those in situations that don’t allow them to come to campus in person,” Ikem said. “It expands our reach in the state and beyond. Many people want to earn a degree from Jackson State University, so we’re giving them that opportunity online, regardless of where they live.
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