BUILD A FOUNDATION WITH YOUR ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN ACCOUNTING

From invoicing and forecasting to payroll and financial statements, accountants can help ensure a company’s financial stability. Getting a Strayer online Associate in Arts in Accounting degree gives you the foundation you need to build a successful accounting career. You’ll learn how to apply basic cost-accounting, financial, and managerial principles while developing your communication and critical-thinking skill and applying all you learn to reading and analyzing financial statements.

 

Our online accounting associate degree is right both for those seeking work in an accounting-related field, as well as those already in accounting who want to advance. And, once you earn your Associate in Arts in Accounting degree online from Strayer, you can start one of our online bachelor’s degrees in accounting.

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

20

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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THE STRAYER EXPERIENCE

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE

We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online associate degree. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you earn your degree while keeping your commitments to your family, friends, and career.

RECOGNIZED NATIONWIDE

Employers know our name. For more than 125 years, we’ve been making college possible for working adults.

  • Curriculum designed by industry leaders
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Sought-after accreditation
  • Pioneers in online education

FLEXIBILITY TO MATCH YOUR DAY

Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Four quarters each year
  • 24-hour online tech support

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & MORE

Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.

  • Financial aid advice – videos & in-person support
  • Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
  • Guidance when seeking financial aid

KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN ACCOUNTING DEGREE

  • ACC 100 - Accounting I

    Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions; the adjusting process; and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting; covers internal control and cash; and explains accounting procedures for receivables.

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • ACC 206 - Accounting II

    Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Progresses to evaluation of accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables, and payroll. Introduces accounting for corporations as related to stocks, bonds, and corporate earnings. Introduces partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.

  • ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting I

    This course provides an in-depth study of accounting theory and a review of the accounting cycle. It concentrates on the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, the preparation of financial statements, the time value of money, and the valuation of cash, temporary investments, and receivables. The course refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • ACC 306 - MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS

    This course covers the use of QuickBooks Accountant, Microsoft Excel, and the interface between the two (2) software packages, as well as the functions and applications available under QuickBooks and Excel.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Examines the legal environment of today's businesses, the sources of American law, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. Provides an overview of constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law, tort law, agency, contracts, cyber law and privacy, LLCs, corporations, and bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, consumer protection and environmental law, intellectual property, real property, international law, and the federal and state courts.

BUILD A FUTURE YOU CAN COUNT ON

Accountants play a critical role in the health of an organization. You’ll be able to take your foundational accounting knowledge and venture into a number of directions when you earn Strayer University’s online associate degree in accounting.

Begin your online Associate in Arts in Accounting degree program with principal accounting concepts, theories and assumptions needed to effectively analyze financial data and make sound decisions. Escalate your knowledge of assets, payroll and intangibles and apply it to a corporate environment.

Your coursework will teach you how to prepare financial statements and understand the accounting cycle. You’ll study accounting for inventories,  investments, and revenue recognition.

Study the full spectrum of accounting topics as they relate to the financial stability of a business and its  future with your online associate degree in accounting. Start your journey toward a rewarding career in accounting from Strayer University and build a future you can count on.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an associate degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of a high school graduation or its equivalent.

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.
     

Online Distance Learning

Campus Locations

INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS 2015 - 2018

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 52 65 74 63
AABA 721 794 956 1,122
AACM 23 19 12 15
AAMK 16 11 14 14
BBA 1,911 1,927 2,068 2,284
BSAC 256 221 226 213
JWEMBA 167 237 364 401
MBA 1,872 1,800 1,745 1,282
MHSA/MSHS 222 208 186 199
MSAC 225 180 164 175
MSHR 312 307 257 312
MSMG 270 238 278 220
Total 6,047 6,007 6,354 6,300

Source: Strayer University's office of Institutional Research, Graduated Students 2015-2018 (Updated 07/11/2019)

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