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

Summer Classes Start:

July 1

Courses to Complete:

20

Cost Per Course:

$1,465

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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 206 - Accounting II

    Learn to become a successful communicator, a key skill for upper and senior-management positions. This course will focus on the areas of clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion, teaching students how to apply these traits to both their spoken and written words, as well as posture and body language.

  • ACC 303 - Financial Accounting for Managers

    The course is designed with a focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers and stresses the interpretation and uses of accounting information. The information presented in the course is designed for a user of accounting information instead of the preparer. Key concepts include financial statements and ratio analysis, uses of accounting information for decision-making and planning.

  • ACC 304 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

    Topics include the accounting for inventories; property, plant and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, noncurrent liabilities and contingencies; and stockholders’ equity. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • ACC 305 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III

    Topics include the accounting for investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions and post- retirement benefits, and leases; accounting changes and error analysis; preparation of the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). 

  • ACC 306 - MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS

    Prerequisite: ACC 206

    This course covers the use of Peachtree Complete Accounting for Windows, Microsoft Excel, and the interface between the two software packages, as well as the functions and applications available under Peachtree and Excel.

  • ACC 307 - FEDERAL TAXATION

    Study in depth the types of taxes imposed by federal, state and local authorities. Topics include income realization, property and depreciation, tax deductions and credits, and rules related to capital gains and losses.

  • ACC 350 - COST ACCOUNTING

    Examine accounting procedures relating to the job costing system, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity- based costing, the master budget, flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, variance analysis, inventory costing and capacity analysis.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.

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.

Program Disclosure

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

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

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 41 62 64
AABA 676 754 842
AACM 20 19 22
AAMK 15 11 13
BBA 1,831 1,899 2,023
BSAC 248 218 221
JWEMBA 167 237 364
MBA 1,802 1,786 1,747
MHSA/MSHS 204 208 183
MSAC 217 174 164
MSHR 304 301 254
MSMG 261 236 278
Total 5,786 5,905 6,175

Source: Strayer University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Graduated Students 2015-2017 (updated 7/10/2018).

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