Gain the accounting skills employers value most—including managerial accounting, accounting principles, financial analysis and reporting, account reconciliation, payroll and bookkeeping—while you earn your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. You’ll gain experience and extensive training with industry software to help you better manage finances and prepare for work in private, public and nonprofit accounting. When you want to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Bachelor’s degree. With core Accounting and Business classes and an internship option, you’ll be prepared for a career in management and for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.
Our Accounting degrees are available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do. Choose your blend of traditional courses and online, self-directed assessments at the Associate’s-degree level and at the Bachelor’s-degree level and take advantage of competency-based education (CBE). Rasmussen College is a national leader in competency-based education, helping to advance this cutting-edge, faculty-led, project-based learning approach that prioritizes your learning over deadlines. CBE gives learners more control over their time, allowing you to move quickly through topics you already understand and slow down with more challenging material—a perfect fit for the busy adult learner! You’ll be able to have the flexibility you need in your life for college. Learn more about our Flex Choice offerings.
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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 Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Business programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Finance and Banking
- Local and State Government
- Property Management
- Retail and Hospitality
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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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.*
*For additional entrance requirements, please click on the link to methodology statements and disclosures at the bottom of this page.
How Much Could You Earn as an Accounting Professional?
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 2026)|
|Accountants and Auditors||$42,140||$53,240||$68,150||10%|
|Billing and Posting Clerks||$25,450||$29,950||$36,150||14%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.
Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
* This program has not been approved by any state professional licensing body, and this program is not intended to lead to any state-issued professional license. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Any Bachelor’s degree student who is not transferring successfully completed Principles of Financial Accounting I and Financial Accounting II courses, or course equivalents, will be required to successfully complete the required coursework within a regularly scheduled term at the regular non-Accelerated tuition rate prior to acceptance into the Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Program.
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.