Be a Dynamic Asset to Your Team

Drive Business Decisions With an Accounting Degree

As a student in our accounting program, you gain the skills employers value most— including managerial accounting, financial reporting, account reconciliation, payroll and bookkeeping—while you earn your Accounting Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Our curriculum prepares you for a dynamic career through hands-on learning and extensive training with industry software. You can also benefit from our Flex Choice® option, allowing you to save on tuition and graduate sooner.

Our Bachelor’s degree-completion program gives you the leadership skills you need to succeed. With core accounting and business courses and an internship option, you’ll be prepared for a career in management and for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Certificate 9 Months
Associate's Degree 18 Months
Bachelor’s Degree 18 Months

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Gain In-Field Accounting Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful accounting career across a wide range of business sectors. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Standard and Advanced Accounting Skills

    Establish yourself as an asset in the accounting industry with valuable insight on managing the finances of small businesses, corporate offices and financial institutions.

  • Help Make Business Decisions

    Develop, implement and evaluate strategic plans using budgeting, financing and forecasting models.

  • Industry Software Training

    Understand how to select and utilize technology to make decisions and improve efficiency, and receive extensive training with industry software, including QuickBooks® and Excel®.

  • Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

    Develop vital critical-thinking abilities to help you better manage finances and hone the communication skills you need to become a well-rounded numbers expert.

Industry Partnerships and Certification Exams

As a Rasmussen College accounting student, you’ll prepare for industry certification exams, including the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) certification.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Business programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • 3M
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coca-Cola
  • Ecolab
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • General Mills
  • Medtronic
  • Target Corporation
  • UPS
  • Wells Fargo

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Starting Salary

for our Accounting Graduates:

  • Associate's Degree$33,967
  • Bachelor's Degree$40,271

Program Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Accounting Bachelor’s degree-completion program, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.*

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), continuing your education can help you earn a higher salary and advance your career. Here is the average salary and projected job growth for accounting professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Accountants and Auditors$40,850$50,130$65,94013%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$22,480$28,860$36,43011%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks$25,970$32,330$39,70013%
Billing and Posting Clerks$24,090$28,350$34,41018%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 21, 2015] []. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 21, 2015] []. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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