Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

August 07, 2024

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Empowered Learning®

Become a well-rounded numbers expert at Rasmussen University with an online Accounting degree. Through our flexible and competitively priced Accounting courses online, 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 online 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 transfer those credits toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. If you don’t currently have a degree, you’ll first enroll in our Accounting Associate’s degree program and then smoothly transition into your Accounting Bachelor’s degree online.

Plus, with our accelerated Master's pathway, you can take one MBA course as part of your Accounting Bachelor’s degree. Get a head start on your Master’s at no extra tuition cost. You’ll gain advanced knowledge and skills without committing to grad school right now. And if you decide to complete your MBA, you can save up to $1,055 and be ready to enter the workforce with a higher level of education and the confidence that goes with it.2

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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.3

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 2020 and 2030 for Accountants and Auditors is 7%.4 An Accounting degree from Rasmussen University 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®.5,6

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.

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Drive business decisions using the extensive training and hands-on experience provided by our online Accounting Bachelor's degree.

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.

23 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours


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Rasmussen University is committed to making education more affordable for all students. Our tuition estimating tool can help you visualize the cost of your Bachelor's Degree in Accounting online and see what savings opportunities are available to help you achieve it.

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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 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today, or explore our Transfer Policy page for 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 an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with self-directed assessments, credit for prior learning, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Accounting Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find an online Accounting program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin