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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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.5
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.
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
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.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- 4 Credits
- ACG 4402
- 4 Credits
- 4 Credits
Advanced Auditing Concepts and Standards
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Where Can I Find an Accounting Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, 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 Accounting program near you.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- QuickBooks is a trademark and service mark of Intuit Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
- Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.
- Each state determines its own requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In addition to other requirements, most states require a bachelor’s degree and no fewer than 225 quarter credits (150 semester credits) of college coursework, specific in-field experience, and passage of the CPA licensing exam. Some states allow individuals to sit for the CPA licensing exam before obtaining all required college credits. The Accounting Bachelor’s Degree at Rasmussen College meets the educational requirements to sit for the CPA licensing exam in the following states: AK, AR, AZ, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, KY, ME, MN, NH, NM, PA and TN. Additional examination eligibility and licensure requirements exist. Please consult with your state’s board of accountancy or equivalent oversight agency for further details, as requirements may change at any time. This program has not been approved by any state board of accountancy or other professional licensing agency.