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Online Accounting Degree Programs

online accounting degree programsOnline accounting degree programs teach accounting concepts according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), the standard set of accounting practices for accountants in the US.

Online accounting programs and online accounting degrees are in especially high demand in recent years due to increased financial scrutiny by corporations and the government. Budgeting controls and issues related to finance ethics have led to increased attention on bookkeeping and financial records. This means a strong job market for the fields of finance and risk management.

Online accounting degree programs are available at the associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree (MBA) levels. Explore the online accounting programs below to see which is right for you.

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Rasmussen College

We Make Higher Education A Successful Investment

At Rasmussen College, our focus has always been and will remain on making your higher education experience a successful investment. We help you achieve the success you want-both in your courses and in your career.

Through our Tuition Lock, which guarantees your tuition costs will not increase from enrollment to graduation, you can focus on your courses with peace of mind that your tuition costs will remain the same.* Plus, our seamless transfer policies help maximize your credit transfer and minimize your time to graduation-saving you time and money.

To help you prepare for career success, our classroom experience replicates the real world. In small classes led by industry-experienced faculty, you receive hands-on learning and gain relevant skills through internship opportunities, field training exercises, and other program-relevant experiences.

To help you advance your career as quickly as possible, you can complete your Bachelor’s degree in our AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in as little as 18 months.* Our other programs also have a streamlined completion time: you can earn your Associate’s degree in as little as 18 months or a Certificate in as little as nine months.

Campus
  • WI - Wausau
  • ND - Bismarck
  • MN - St. Cloud
  • FL - Tampa/Brandon
  • FL - Ft. Myers
  • FL - New Port Richey
  • IL - Rockford
  • IL - Mokena
  • WI - Appleton
  • MN - Blaine
  • MN - Bloomington
  • MN - Brooklyn Park
  • ND - Fargo
  • WI - Green Bay
  • IL - Romeoville
  • MN - Moorhead
  • MN - Mankato
  • MN - Lake Elmo/Woodbury
  • MN - Eagan
Programs
  • Accounting Bachelor's Degree
  • Accounting Associate's
  • Public Accounting Bachelor's
  • Accelerated Business Systems Analysis Bachelor'sed

National American University

National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.

Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

Campus
  • Wichita, KS
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Colorado Springs, CO
Programs
  • Business Administration/Accounting B.S.
  • Accounting A.A.S.
  • Accounting B.S.
  • Business Administration/Financial Management B.S.

Keiser University

At Keiser University we are here to help you succeed by providing the professional and academic foundation to meet your educational goals and objectives. Keiser University continues to be a valuable partner to employers, the community, and, above all, a valued choice for students serious about their education and career.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

Campus
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Sarasota
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Melbourne
  • Lakeland
  • Jacksonville
  • Ft. Myers
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Daytona Beach
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (Online Only)
  • Master of Accountancy with concentrations in General Accounting and Forensic Accounting (Online Only)
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting (Online Only)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Financial Crime Investigation

Globe University

At Globe University, we prepare students for exciting careers in high-value fields. Imagine getting paid for what you love doing. It all starts with career-based training at Globe University. We offer master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Our graduates are prepared for careers in business, health science, technology, legal science and creative media.

Campus
  • Sioux Falls
  • Madison West
  • Madison East
  • La Crosse
  • Eau Claire
  • Appleton
  • Wausau
  • Woodbury
  • Moorhead
  • Minneapolis
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Applied Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting

Harrison College

Since 1902, Harrison College has provided thousands of students with the opportunity to learn market-relevant skills and acquire market-relevant knowledge to prepare careers in Business, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Health, Veterinary Technology and Culinary.

Harrison College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Certificates, Diplomas, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees. The award level varies by campus. A listing of program offerings for each campus is provided on page 43 of the catalog, under the section titled Program Availability by Campus Location.

Campus
  • Terre Haute
  • Indianapolis - Downtown
  • Columbus - IN
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Lafayette
  • Columbus - OH
  • Anderson
Programs
  • Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Accounting

Online Accounting Programs Teach Real-World Skills

Online accounting degree programs can prepare you to manage the financial resources of firms, organizations and corporate departments. Additionally, you will develop the teamwork, communication and decision-making skills vital for success in any business. Unlike many disciplines, accounting is an exact science, meaning one can become an expert simply by learning all known accounting principles. This separates it from trades such as marketing, where a degree of creativity and personal resourcefulness is needed to succeed. Thus, online accounting degree programs are a great option for business professionals seeking a stable career path.

In online accounting programs, students encounter real-world case studies that require them to utilize what they’ve learned in order to develop a strong economic foundation, as well as ethical, strategic and technological skill sets. They also learn to use accounting tools such as worksheets, ledgers, journals and accounting software.

Online accounting program students may specialize in a specific area of accounting, such as:

  • Public Accounting: Independent accounting services for corporations, governments, nonprofits and individuals
  • Management Accounting (Controlling): Cost management, tracking, financial analysis and report preparation for purposes of management
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting: Accounting for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations
  • Auditing: Reviewing the accounting decisions of others to protect against fraud and other accounting fallacies
  • Tax Accounting: Accounting services businesses use for state and Federal tax purposes

Upon graduation, online accounting program students who earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) accounting degree may choose to pursue professional certifications such as:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)