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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.

Online Accounting Programs Enrolling Now

American InterContinental University

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

* Not all credits eligible to transfer. See the University’s catalog regarding AIU’s transfer credit policies.

Campus
  • American InterContinental University|Online
Programs
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Accounting
  • MBA - Accounting
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Accounting

Independence University

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction. We want to help you get that degree with a convenient online program. You can earn an Associate’s degree in 15 to 20 months, and a Bachelor’s degree in 30 to 36 months at Independence University.

Campus
  • Online
Programs
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Business Management & Accounting - Property Management (AAS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting - Event Planning (AAS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting - Retail Sales Management (AAS)

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)