Quick Info

Next Start
02/03/2020

Program Length
36 MONTHS

Next Start
02/03/2020

Program Length
36 MONTHS

Manage finances with a Bachelor's degree in accounting - online

With the right online Bachelor's degree in Accounting, you could help businesses manage their finances. As a key member of the accounting team, you could climb the corporate ladder or maybe even run your own business.

As part of your online accounting program, you’ll learn about business and financial concepts and how they relate to professional accounting, including principles of federal taxation, auditing, and accounting for small businesses and corporations. You’ll prepare to seek jobs at public accounting firms or private, governmental, or nonprofit organizations.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

With an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you could seek employment in a wide range of occupations, such as:

  • Accounting technician
  • Auditing clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business manager
  • Financial clerk
  • Accounting specialist
  • Office manager

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

IU's online accounting degree program teaches essential knowledge and skills needed by employers,1 such as:

  • Payroll accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business management
  • Tax accounting
  • Operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

What to Expect While You’re Earning Your Accounting Degree Online

We get it. Taking courses online might make you nervous. You spent years learning by sitting in a classroom. How could earning a degree online work?

Luckily, earning an Accounting degree online offers you more flexibility for your busy life. You’ll learn about auditing, accounting for small businesses and corporations, and much more, all without having to put your life on hold. Independence University provides you the perfect mix of personal support and checkpoints to keep you on task as you work toward your Accounting degree.

Your Tools for Success

As a new accounting student, you’ll get a tablet (plus keyboard) with your learning materials built in. During your fourth module, you’ll receive a laptop to use, and once you graduate, you get to keep them both!

How Your Courses Are Structured

Your courses are set up in four-week modules, which allows you more flexibility in your learning. Each course has assignments, assessments, and discussions that you’ll do every week. You’ll also have simple, daily checkpoints to help keep you on track. You may read a business article and answer a question based on it, for example.

As you go through your courses, you’ll get training in accounting skills such as:

  • Payroll accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business management
  • Tax accounting
  • Operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting

Some of the courses you’ll complete include: Introduction to Accounting & Workplace Relationships, Accounting for Partnerships, Fundamentals of Accounting, Management Principles & Professional Success, and many other courses. During your studies, you will have access to tutoring at no cost as well as personal time with instructors whenever you need it.

On to Your Accounting Career: What You Can Expect

Our Career Services can help2 you with finding a job. From interviewing tips, to resume building, to networking, you’ll have the support you need.

Once you have completed your program, you’ll be ready to move into a rewarding accounting career. Your average day could include some or all of the duties below:

  • Preparing documents for auditing
  • Managing finances
  • Coordinating with various teams
  • Keeping records of a company’s expenses
  • Telephone and communications

Your success matters to us, so we’ve designed our curriculum, courses, and format to encourage that success. We want to make earning your accounting degree a positive experience that shapes your future.