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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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ASA College

ASA College specializes in offering a superior value in higher education, with programs that balance traditional academic preparation with professional training and hands-on experience. 80% of Graduating Students get into the career field of their choice and many go on to advanced degrees!

Campus
  • Manhattan
Programs
  • Business Administration - Accounting

University of the Potomac

Potomac Gives You More Ways to Get Ahead

When everything counts – time, career, convenience, cost, lifestyle, education, dreams – we are counting on you! Take charge of your future! University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College) will help you dream it and redeem it with affordable, real world, education to land the career you deserve. University of the Potomac is passionate about your future, your dreams, your goals, your convenience, your career, your pocketbook, and your time.

We guide you to your future. We celebrate your success!

Campus
  • Online
Programs
  • Accounting-Management-B.S.
  • Accounting-Finance-B.S.
  • Accounting-Information Management-B.S.
  • Accounting-A.S.
  • Accounting-B.S.
  • Accounting-Government Contract Management-B.S.
  • Business-Accounting-B.S.
  • Accounting-International Business-B.S.
  • Accounting-Healthcare Management-B.S.
  • Accounting-Marketing-B.S.
  • Government Contract Management-Accounting-B.S.
  • International Business-Accounting-B.S.
  • Business-Finance-B.S.
  • Government Contract Management-Finance-B.S.
  • International Business-Finance-B.S.

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)