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Bachelor's Degree

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

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

Become a well-rounded numbers expert at Rasmussen College with an online Accounting degree. Through our flexible and competitively priced Accounting courses, you’ll gain experience with industry software to help you better manage finances and prepare for work in private, public and nonprofit accounting. With hands-on accounting training and curriculum, our Accounting program focuses on teaching you the accounting skills demanded most by employers—including managerial accounting, financial reporting, account reconciliation, payroll and bookkeeping.

Wherever you are in your higher education journey, we want to reward your hard work along the way. If you already have your Associate’s degree, you can smoothly transfer your credits toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. If you don’t currently have a degree, our curriculum is designed for you to first enroll in our Accounting Associate’s degree program and then effortlessly transition toward your Accounting Bachelor’s degree. The ability to easily ladder from one credential to the next will help bolster your resume and sharpen your skill set. This Bachelor's degree-completion program is available with Flex Choice®, which 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 by demonstrating what you know and can do.

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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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for the Certification Exam

To enhance your resume even further, our online Accounting courses prepare you to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam, which is valued by employers.

Help Move Your Career Forward

You can feel confident advancing your accounting career in the competitive accounting industry with a complete portfolio demonstrating skills and examples of student work in order to enhance your resume. You can also help create value across your organization by contributing to a diverse team.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for accountants and auditors is 10%.2 An Accounting degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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What Skills Will I Gain?

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 training with industry software, including QuickBooks® and Excel®.

Critical-Thinking and Communication Skills

Develop vital critical-thinking abilities to help you better manage financials and utilize methods of accounting principles, as well as hone the communication skills you need to work in a variety of situations.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Advanced Auditing Concepts and Standards

    • ACG3085
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    A study of the standards and procedures, and an integration of professional ethics within the Accounting discipline. Emphasis on analytical thinking, evolution of business risk and internal control practices. Also, a thorough study of Sarbanes-Oxley and other relevant laws and regulations.

    Accounting Information Systems

    • ACG 4402
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Further develops an understanding of the elements, relationships and control issues associated with manual and computerized accounting information systems. Practical application using spreadsheets, databases and general ledger software.

    Corporate and International Accounting

    • ACG4619
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Builds on intermediate financial reporting concepts and explores advanced principles, processes and procedures related to interim and segment reporting, leases and taxes.

24 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours


What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission, 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 90 quarter or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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