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Accounting

Bachelor's Degree, Associate's Degree, Certificate

Gain the accounting skills employers value most—from managerial accounting and financial reporting to account reconciliation, payroll and bookkeeping—with an online Accounting degree. You can earn your Bachelor’s degree, Associate's degree or Certificate in Accounting at Rasmussen College in as few as 18 months.1 You’ll gain accounting training and experience with industry software, such as Quickbooks® and Excel®, to help you better manage finances and prepare for work in private, public and nonprofit accounting.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.

Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

The Associate’s degree is available with Flex Choice® self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. The Bachelor’s degree-completion program is also available with Flex Choice® and allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit for what you know and can do. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam

With core Accounting and Business courses in our Accounting program, you’ll feel confident and ready to prepare to take the CMA exam, which is valued by employers and gives you additional leverage in the job market.

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy life. Our online learning options were designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule.

Regional Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Credentials Offered

Accounting

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students with previous college credits looking to pursue successful accounting careers across a wide range of businesses with well-rounded knowledge about the field.

Prepares you for

Accountant, auditor, cost accountant, financial analyst, managerial accountant, accounts payable, accounts receivable

Accounting

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students looking to acquire new or additional technical accounting skills, and pursue a successful career in accounting. Students interested in a program designed to simply ladder-up their credits toward a Bachelor's degree.

Prepares you for

Accounting clerk, auditing clerk, bookkeeper, bank teller, account manager trainee

Accounting

Certificate

Finish in as few as

9 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students looking to acquire new or additional technical accounting skills, bolster their skill set and create value across their organization without a major time commitment.

Prepares you for

Accounting clerk, bookkeeper

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School of Business Blog

Is an Accounting Degree Worth It?

Becoming an accountant takes dedication and hard work. We combined real-time job analysis data, government information and first-hand knowledge from seasoned accountants to give you a better idea of whether or not enrolling in an accounting program makes sense for you.

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your business career easier by offering online Accounting courses that fit into a busy working schedule. You can participate in an optional internship in select states or Capstone course at the Bachelor's degree level to culminate your education and train you for in-demand accounting certifications. To enhance your professional resume even further, our Bachelor's degree curriculum prepares you to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam, which is valued by employers and sets you apart from the crowd. The CMA is designed to help you further develop your ability and expertise to make strategic business decisions based on an organization’s financial situation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.2 Here are just a few examples of where an Accounting degree can take you.

Accountants and Auditors

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $43,020 10th Percentile
    • $54,250 25th Percentile
    • $69,350 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    10%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Billing and Posting Clerks

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $26,090 10th Percentile
    • $30,810 25th Percentile
    • $36,860 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    14%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent

“I most enjoy the flexibility of being able to take classes on my own time. As a busy, single mother who travels for work, I would not be able to do it if it weren't for the accessibility of online classes.”

Shay
Student, School of Business

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